Chief Operations Officer
Advisor to Chief Executive Officer on strategic systems, conversions and integrations supporting agency identified and emerging goals and objectives. Develops and executes operational strategies to increase overall efficacy. Provides operational and fiscal oversight to facilitate the orderly and efficient procurement, storage, processing, inventory and dissemination of food.
Responsible for Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s (SHBB’s) daily operations, making key decisions and ensuring efficiency and safety through close oversight of transportation, warehousing, inventory, receiving and distribution of food. This position ensures compliance with applicable regulations.
Will uphold the mission of Second Harvest of the Big Bend
- Oversees the safe, cost-effective and efficient system of sourcing, warehousing, transporting and distributing food including the overall coordination, management and supervision of the Food Bank’s warehouse operations and physical plant including warehouse staff, vehicles, equipment and warehouse/building facilities.
- Oversee the hiring, managing, mentoring, and development of a highly talented staff, fostering an environment of commitment, passion, and professionalism.
- Direct and oversee (independently and/or via delegation) daily operations of the:
- Warehouse Department: receiving, inventory, storage order pulling and safety of all product,
- Logistics Department: scheduling, routes, fleet management, and Department of Transportation compliance,
- Product procurement: sourcing and grant/contract/agreement adherence,
- Product distribution: schedule and overall service area strategy.
- Direct and oversee (independently and/or via delegation) scheduled maintenance of the:
- Facility-wide preventive maintenance plan, and others as needed.
- Ensure successful completion of audits from:
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),
- Feeding America,
- American Institute of Baking (AIB),
- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and others as needed.
- Human Relations: in partnership with HR Director plan trainings for:
- Food safety,
- Food defense, and others as needed.
- Ensure successful oversight of safety regulations related to:
- OSHA certifications (maintenance of Safety Data Sheets),
- Emergency plans: Fire, Active Shooter, Hurricane, etc.
- Work with Finance Department:
- Follow financial policies,
- Assist with annual budget development and adherence,
- Secure estimates for department expenses,
- Participate in annual audit preparation,
- Monitor expenses that relate to stated grants/contracts to ensure accurate and quick reporting.
- Work with Executive team
- Advise on overall agency strategy,
- Problem solve on overarching agency issues,
- Travel as needed to serve the agency’s mission.
- Attend required training within and outside of SHBB building as needed.
- Represents SHBB at community meetings, events and speaking engagements as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications (knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies)
- Education: Master’s degree or five years in a management position
- Experience: Minimum of five years as Chief Operations Officer or related position,
- Ability to establish, maintain and grow professional relationships with agency staff and partner organizations.
- Ability to professionally interact with a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations including, but not limited to financial donors, corporate and foundation donors, government representatives, volunteers, members of the media, Feeding America, and other non-profit organizations.
- Knowledge of contract and regulatory requirements, grant writing and reporting, and data management
- Compassion and appreciation for hunger issues; commitment to understanding and supporting the Second Harvest mission.
- Employee may be occasionally required to travel out of town on business and asked to work evenings and weekends as warranted. Employee will be expected to attend required events, training, or seminars as designated.
- Must be able to work independently and demonstrate initiative to accomplish goals
- Excellent trouble shooting and diagnostic skills with the ability to define problems and move to resolution
- Ability to manage multiple and complex projects
- Ability to interface with all types of mechanical and construction contractors
- Familiar with local building codes and OSHA regulations
- Strong supervisory skills, verbal and written communication skills, judgment and decision-making skills
- Ability to work well with ever changing priorities and or situations
- Must be a self-starter who can work well with people at all levels both in and out of the organization
- Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality in all duties
- Computer skills with experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Salary for this position is $70,000-$80,000 commensurate upon experience. Second Harvest of the Big Bend provides a generous benefits package inclusive of paid health, dental and life insurance for the employee. Employees may elect to participate in the Simple IRA retirement program; SHBB will match up to 3% of your salary. SHBB recognizes 11 paid holidays each year, and employees receive a generous Paid Time Off allocation.
The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently must stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust and focus.
The work environment described here represents those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
How to Apply
Interested candidates may submit their resume and cover letters to HR@Fightinghunger.org by close of business on February 19, 2021.