Assistant Manager of Produce Acquisition

    • Job Tracking ID: 512213-656041
    • Job Location: Boston, MA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 01, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
Invite a friend
facebook LinkedIn Twitter Email

Job Description:

The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. GBFB’s mission is to End Hunger Here in eastern Massachusetts, and our strategic objective is to provide at least ONE MEAL A DAY to everyone in need in eastern Massachusetts.

The Assistant Manager of Produce Acquisition is responsible for the daily management of all Produce items acquired by the GBFB. Assists in the procurement, controls and manages the inventory for all Material Cost Types which includes purchasing product through the Coop Program, the MEFAP Core Foods/MA Grown Program, as well as all donated Produce items including VAP.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Responsible for the management of Produce inventory acquired across all MCTs.
  • Coordinates and schedules delivery of product into the GBFB.
  • Purchase Order management through NetSuite.
  • Manages invoicing of all Purchased and VAP product through NetSuite.
  • Continually assesses market pricing to determine seasonably favorable items to purchase into GBFB.
  • Maintains proper inventory levels to ensure high service levels and with recommendations for additional variety for the clients.
  • Purchases products at the most favorable price consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements and other established factors.
  • Responsible for QA on all inbound product including daily quality checks on all items previously received to determine if potential action is needed.
  • Establishes effective relationships with suppliers.
  • Processes annual contracts with MA Grown farmers.
  • Provides data to Senior Director of Food Acquisition regarding purchases and available funds to work toward monthly and annual goals.
  • Assists Senior Director of Food Acquisition in developing all Produce budgets by providing data and trends.
  • Communicates effectively with the warehouse, transportation and distribution.
  • Attends local trade shows to keep up with Produce trends, innovation and collaborate with suppliers and others in the Produce network.

Experience and Skills:


  • Demonstrate strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills - proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Demonstrate attention to detail


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Commitment to the mission of The Greater Boston Food Bank

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Ability to work independently and adhere to strict guidelines.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a car.
  • Ability to travel outside of the workplace geography
  • Office, Warehouse, on the road traveling
  • Lift up to 30 lbs.