Food Acquisition Specialist/Driver

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Lakeview Pantry is looking for a Food Acquisition Specialist/Driver.

Come work for a cause you can believe in – at an organization that will believe in you!

The Food Acquisition Specialist/Driver is responsible for managing in-kind donations, including all aspects of a donation (scheduling, pick-up, receipting and stewardship). This person also provides support for the Warehouse Manager and Coordinators of the Pantry’s distribution programs as needed.

Responsibilities include:
  1. Assist in the gathering of resources (both food and other in-kind items) needed to operate the programs at the highest operational level.

  2. Operate a commercial van to pick up and deliver to Lakeview Pantry locations in an efficient, timely and safe manner. Operate vehicle according to all local, state and federal regulations.

  3. Maintain, load and unload in-kind donations in cargo van, up to 50 pounds regularly, using manual carts and dollies.

  4. Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records of all pickup and delivery transactions, and enter transactions into our database of in-kind donors.

  5. Evaluate the suitability of donated products for distribution at Lakeview Pantry, through established guidelines of safe food handling.

  6. Maintain cleanliness of assigned vehicles: ensure that all pre-trip and post-trip vehicle maintenance and safety checklists are completed daily; report any issues to Manager immediately.

  7. Manage a calendar of regular food drives and events.

  8. Coordinate the pickup of in-kind food donations including the interaction and coordination with volunteer drivers.

  9. Manage a group of key donors, including all aspects of the relationship (receiver, pick-up times, food quality/quantity) and volunteer drivers who pick-up donated product.

  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Top candidates will have:
  1. HS Diploma or GED required. Associate’s degree or equivalent college courses preferred.
  2. 1-2 years of experience in retail, warehouse, logistics, delivery, food service, or social service environment, preferably with experience in soliciting donations.
  3. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  4. Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a van.
  5. Strong interpersonal and verbal communications skills.
  6. Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  7. An understanding of, and belief in, the importance of food security for everyone.
  8. Ability to work a flexible schedule including occasional evening and weekend hours.
  9. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds regularly.

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