PURPOSE: To lead all aspects of the Greater Boston
Food Bank’s Food Acquisition program while meeting annual
acquisition, inventory, distribution metrics and client needs.
Oversee and manage all the food sourcing and procurement
activities across all material cost types. Lead, manage, develop
and mentor a team of seven.
Using the organization’s strategic plan, work with Senior Vice
President to develop long term food procurement and logistics
strategies to advance our three meals a day and hunger free
objectives and achieve GBFB’s goal of ending hunger.
Responsible for goal setting, organizational department
structure and talent management for the food acquisition group.
Insure clear communication and review objectives and goals
routinely for Food Acquisition team.
Oversee the annual work planning process and department budget
for food acquisition.
Provide leadership in routine analysis and communication of
acquisition status; programs; trends (in retail and commodities
markets); best practices and other key indicators of food
acquisition, storage and material handling.
Oversee and manage all facets of the budgeted food spend
including capital expenditures, including the $20+M for MEFAP, and
$8.5+M for product purchasing and the TEFAP Entitlement, Bonus and
Trade Offerings from the USDA.
Oversee the management of all vendors including product cost
and freight cost. Oversee all donations to the Greater Boston Food
Bank and when necessary all Feeding America regional food banks.
Produce and manage routine reports as required by Management,
Feeding America, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and/or USDA.
Collaborate with the entire Warehouse/Transportation,
Operations, IT, Finance, and Distribution Services teams.
Logistics oversight for purchasing, inbound, food handling and
Ensure excellent relationship management with food
manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers deepening their
relationships and involvement with GBFB.
Provide leadership and direction to team soliciting Enabling
opportunities, local and national food donations, food drives, as
well as other programs developed to expand GBFB’s ability to
obtain quality product while reducing operating costs.
Lead the department in its close collaboration with
Distribution Services to best plan logistics with food partners
including fast turnaround of short coded products; high customer
service levels for retail relationships and exceptional safe food
Routinely review food offerings assuring that products
acquired are those desired by member agencies and direct
Contribute to Revenue goals by ‘fundraising’ through
respective food donors/partners.
Manage the activity of the Food Industry Council.
Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures are written and accurate.
Responsible for all IT systems integration.
Lead or support special projects and other duties as assigned
by Senior Leadership.
Back up for the warehouse/logistics senior director.
Maintain active communication with regional food banks,
Feeding America and relevant State and Federal government agencies
regarding issues of food acquisition, nutritional requirements,
logistics, safety, recalls and compliance.
Represent GBFB at selected public forums and meetings.