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Hiring – Warehouse Coordinator

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

Warehouse Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Director Location: Orangeville, ON Salary Range: $45,000.00 per year full-time 4 day work week plus employer-paid benefits Start Date: August 28th, 2023

BACKGROUND: The Orangeville Food Bank is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to supporting dignified food support to those in need. We provide perishable and non-perishable food through in-person shopping and deliveries, pick up reclamation food from local grocery stores, run a community kitchen program, and support local agencies with a monthly food share. We also pursue proactive solutions designed to end hunger through advocacy and by supporting local farmers and improving our local food system.

JOB FUNCTION: The Warehouse Coordinator will operate a warehouse dedicated to hunger relief and the promotion of healthy local food access. The Orangeville Food Bank has a common goal of safely providing food to those in need while adhering to strict safety guidelines. The position is hands-on, and the candidate must be able to carry out a variety of manual and computer tasks associated with the receipt, storage and distribution of food products. These tasks include packing orders, unloading deliveries, re-packing food products, operating warehouse equipment, driving a van or refrigerated truck for food pickups/deliveries and general maintenance and cleanup. This position will have some supervisory responsibilities.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Motivate and supervise a dedicated group of volunteers fostering an energizing and cooperative environment.  Effectively communicate the Food Bank’s mission and goals as well as day-to-day tasks.  Provide ongoing workplace training to volunteers and operations staff members while ensuring general maintenance and janitorial duties are accomplished.  Facilitate a culture of continuous improvement.  Oversee equipment and building/facility needs, maintenance, and repairs.  Assist in the supervision of volunteers.  Oversee product flow in and out of the facility and anticipate needs in conjunction with the Food Manager and Volunteer Coordinator.

INVENTORY CONTROL:  Support the Food Manager with inventory control, ensuring inventory counts are conducted accurately and input into our computer system.  Assign appropriate storage locations for products, and ensure instructions are carried out.  Proactively communicate with the Food Manager about food product needs.

FOOD SAFETY:  Work in tandem with the Executive Director, Food Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, and Community Kitchen Coordinator on implementing the Food Bank’s food safety plan.  Ensure the product received is inspected for quality prior to storage and distribution.  Assign daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly cleaning assignments, and ensure assignments are

completed including sweeping, moping, rafter sweeps, trash removal, temperature checks, vehicle cleaning, and inspections for pest entry points at the base of doors or walls.  Act as a key coordinator with the Food Manager in food recall situations overseeing proper product disposal.

CUSTOMER SERVICE:  Lead by example to provide exceptional customer service to the volunteers, donors, and staff of food programs that source food items from the Food Bank’s warehouse.  Assist donors and food programs with unloading or loading vehicles.

GENERAL WAREHOUSE: This position is a hand-on, active managerial position.  Represent the Food Bank to the media, donors and the public. This may include attending events, speaking to groups, accepting donations and being in photographs.  Operate a refrigerated truck or van to perform food pickups and deliveries as needed.  Oversee daily operations of the warehouse and in other activities as required or as assigned by the Executive Director. Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  2+ years of supervisory experience  Post-high school education or the equivalent of managerial experience  Organizational and planning experience  Food safety handling knowledge and certification preferred.

SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Excellent communication skills: demonstrated ability to proactively communicate and build rapport; listen and react appropriately; give and receive constructive feedback; present written and oral information clearly and translate food safety requirements in simple terms.  Approaches duties with a sense of urgency.  Exhibits a friendly, professional demeanor and respect for others’ opinions and participation.  Strong organizational and information management with attention to detail and accuracy.  Ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple concurrent tasks.  Ability to quickly learn new policies and procedures and navigate the language of food safety compliance.  Experience operating a pallet lifter.  Valid Ontario driver’s license with vehicle insurance.

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS:  Outgoing and communicative by nature.  Exceptionally talented at multi-tasking physical, supervisory and administrative responsibilities with focus and attention to detail.  Strong time management.  Strong problem-solving skills in a team approach.  Proven ability to motivate others and foster an energizing, cooperative environment.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 Ability to use a computer and inventory control software.  Accurately use basic math skills.  Push/pull a pallet jack at 500 lb for 200 ft.  Climb a step ladder.  Be exposed to cold temps and occasionally work in a regulated refrigerated environment (below freezing)  Able to lift and carry food inventory weighing up to 65 lb.  Ability to drive a 22 ft van. Experience preferred.

Interested applicants should apply by sending their resume and cover letter by Friday July 28th, 2023 to Heather Hayes at heather@orangevillefoodbank.org. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note: A successful criminal record check and proof of vaccination will be required prior to any offer of employment.

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