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Chief Financial Officer

Job Summary:

Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will lead the Mid-South Food Bank’s financial policy and direction while partnering with the Board and staff to execute the organization’s overall strategy. S/he will lead all financial administration, business planning and budgeting. The CFO will work closely with the finance committee of the Board of Directors. The CFO will lead the Mid-South Food Bank’s finance, human resources (HR), and information technology (IT).

Specific responsibilities include:

Strategy

  • Partner with the CEO, COO, & CDO on all operational and strategic issues; provide recommendations based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation and revenue/expense analysis.
  • Participate in the ongoing strategic planning process.
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management.
  • Engage the Chief Development Officer to align financial management with short- and long-term goals, financial planning and projections.
  • Engage the finance committee around issues, trends and changes in the operating model.

Financial and Operational Management

  • Lead the budgeting process and oversee the implementation of budgets.
  • Present operational metrics both internally and externally.
  • Ensure that finance staff and database manager maintain financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and monitor the use of all funds.
  • Prepare and communicate quarterly and annual financial statements for senior leadership, finance committee and Board of Directors.
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial, project-based, donor database and departmental accounting.
  • Coordinate all audit activities and form 990s for Mid-South Food Bank.
  • Evaluate and oversee all benefits negotiations.
  • Oversee and monitor the financial reporting and metrics for grantees on a quarterly basis.
  • Recommend improvements to the systems in place for finance, HR and IT and manage the systems going forward.

Team Management

  • Develop and manage direct Finance, HR staff
  • Engage other members of the team to facilitate collaboration that ensures that all financial, IT, and HR solutions positively support Mid-South Food Bank’s evolving strategy.
  • Qualifications:

    The CFO will be a leader with at least 10 years of broad finance experience, including gathering and evaluating finances and making recommendations to senior leadership. S/he will have ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting), HR, and IT for a mid-size nonprofit (minimum budget of $4MM).

    The CFO will have the following experience and attributes:

  • A minimum of a BS and CPA/CMA; MBA a plus.
  • Evidence of being a proactive partner to the chief executive. If coming from the for-profit world, nonprofit board experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting.
  • Skill in examining, developing, reengineering, and recommending financial, HR, and technology policies and procedures.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality. Needs to be seen as a team player who is committed to lifelong learning.
  • A hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment.
  • An effective communicator, with strong oral and written skills.
  • Strong commitment to developing team members.
  • Acceptance of philosophy of food banking
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • MSFB Values: Accountability  Collaboration Dignity & Respect Diversity  Innovation  Integrity  Passion  Service  Stewardship  Urgency

    Apply in person Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., South Dudley St., Memphis, TN 38104. No phone calls, please. Or, download the Employment Application and email it to: hr@midsouthfoodbank.org with "Employment Application" on subject line.

Director of Operations

Job Summary

The Director of Operations is responsible for managing the daily Warehouse and Transportation operations of the organization.  Collaborates closely with the CFO and CEO to set the strategic and operational direction of the organization. Build relationships with peer organizations nationally and represents the Mid-South Food Bank to its customers, donors, community and business partners.

Position Profile

Mid-South Food Bank seeks a talented leader to serve as its Director of Operations. Major responsibilities include the following:

  • Ensure the delivery of quality, cost effective services to meet the needs of Mid-South residents.
  • Lead the planning for distribution services including receiving, storing, shipping, handling returned/and or damaged goods, maintenance, and other administrative services.
  • Direct and oversee Fleet Management program. Ensuring all State and Federal compliance are monitored and documented.
  • Manage warehouse and transportation budget complying with all warehouse and transportation reporting requirements and ensuring solid fiscal stewardship.
  • Engage in short and long range business planning to drive the strategic/operational direction of the warehouse and transportation. Prepare and manage all required reports.
  • Direct and oversee inventory allocation and controls among all facilities.
  • Maintain the facilities and equipment in an appropriate manner to ensure proper working conditions.
  • Effectively implement safety, security, housekeeping, and sanitation programs with training.
  • Provide strong leadership to attain efficiencies and effectiveness in warehouse operations to meet balanced scorecard goals.
  • Ensure proper inspection, handling, storage and distribution of all inventories in accordance with AIB, Feeding America and Safe Food Handling guidelines.
  • Establish standards of job performance for all positions within span of control; motivate staff toward accomplishment of performance standards; evaluate staff performance; coordinate staff efforts toward goals and objectives as set forth in the Strategic Plan.
  • Ensure the availability of necessary resources to staff within span of control, including developmental resources such as training and orientation.
  • Set the tone for the organization, modeling the organization’s values, behaviors, and strengthening the organization’s culture.

Inventory Control Responsibilities:

  • Develop Mid-South Food Bank’s inventory management strategy with the aim of controlling costs within budgetary to generate savings.
  • Ensure incoming and distributed products is receipted and managed appropriately according to company procedures.
  • Develop and maintain strategic planning of inventory control.
  • Executes all CERES (inventory management software) functions in a timely manner.
  • Provide routine management information on inventory turns.
  • Other duties as assigned

Warehouse Responsibilities:

  • Develop and direct programs to ensure the safe, efficient and cost-effective operations and utilizations of the facilities and equipment.
  • Plan long-range needs based on forecasts and input from management.
  • Make recommendations to senior management on programs to improve warehouse operations.  Audit warehouse operations to ensure service standards are being met.
  • Develop and implement an equipment maintenance program.

Skills and Abilities

  • Leadership – is capable of creating and realizing a vision for the future of the Organization. Must be an attuned leader with financial management experience combined with ability to motivate and lead employees.  Understands and engages in capacity building.
  • Planning and Organizing – proven planning, organizing, and execution skills coupled with solid business acumen.
  • Problem Analysis/Problem Solving –a proactive problem solver with ability to anticipate potential problems by conducting a thorough analysis, assessing risks, and developing plans of action to mitigate outcomes.
  • Innovative –is able to think in third alternatives for new solutions.  An avid reader who is a thought leader. Committed to growth and personal development for self and the team.
  • Servant Leader –leads by example. Embraces the mission and is able to translate it daily through the work of the team.  Acts ethically with integrity and is professional, open minded, a collaborator, and a good communicator.

Education and Experience

  • BA with 5 – 7 years of progressive leadership experience in warehouse/logistics environment.
  • Proven knowledge of Safe Food Handling requirements, theories and practices. Ability to pass Manager level safe food handling class
  • Possess broad knowledge of warehouse and proven expertise developing and implementing plans to achieve bottom line results.
  • Knowledge of DOT, OSHA, Fleet Management requirements.
  • AIB or equivalent inspection experience and HACCP training a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and inventory management software.
  • Ability to learn, adapt quickly to organizational change and to identify and respond quickly to real time market/environmental needs.

MSFB Values: Accountability  Collaboration Dignity & Respect Diversity  Innovation  Integrity  Passion  Service  Stewardship  Urgency

Apply in person Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., South Dudley St., Memphis, TN 38104. No phone calls, please. Or, download the Employment Application and email it to: hr@midsouthfoodbank.org with "Employment Application" on subject line.

Warehouse Worker       

(full time) Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Monday – Friday

Responsibilities:  

  • Receive, inspect and properly weigh and/or count all incoming products
  • Accurately pull orders for pickup and delivery
  • Load delivery orders and unload shipments as needed
  • Maintain orderly and clean work area in compliance with Food Bank safety and sanitation policies; ensure that the warehouse facility meets Memphis and Shelby County Health Department guidelines by assisting in daily cleaning as well as the maintenance of the outside perimeters
  • Maintain working relationships that ensure the success of Food Bank programs.  This includes maintaining positive interpersonal relationships with donors, volunteers, agency representatives, Food Bank management and staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

·High school diploma or equivalent

·Good verbal and written communication skills

·Ability to operate a forklift and a manual or powered pallet jack, forklift certification a plus

·Demonstrated attention to detail, knowledge of good record keeping procedures and the ability to maintain accurate and legible records and current files

·Prior warehouse, production, food service experience preferred

·Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds

·Ability to successfully complete a Safe Food Handling Course

·Ability to work well with donor, volunteers, agency representatives, volunteers, senior aides and other Food Bank staff

·Acceptance of philosophy of food banking

MSFB Values: Accountability  Collaboration Dignity & Respect Diversity  Innovation  Integrity  Passion  Service  Stewardship  Urgency

Apply in person Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., South Dudley St., Memphis, TN 38104. No phone calls, please. Or, download the Employment Application and email it to: hr@midsouthfoodbank.org with "Employment Application" on subject line.

Truck Driver   

(full time) Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Monday – Friday

Job Summary:  Safely operate Mid-South Food Bank vehicles. Safely load, transport, and unload or assist in unloading food and related product. Maintain working relationships with food donor representatives. 

Responsibilities:

  • Operate Mid-South Food Bank vehicles to pick up and deliver products.  Ensure truck is properly loaded, secured and within weight limits.
  • Inspect and verify the contents of inventory loads against shipping papers
  • Inspect and maintain vehicle supplies and equipment, such as gas, oil, water, tires, lights, and brakes in order to ensure that vehicles are in proper working order and report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles
  • Follow a schedule of pick-up and delivery; maintain record of pick-up and delivery activities, as well as other records such as mileage, logs, and equipment.
  • Report delays, accidents or other traffic and transportation situations to supervisor using mobile telephones
  • Maintain records such as vehicle logs, records of cargo, or billing statements in accordance with regulations
  • Assist in receipting donated product
  • Load and unload trucks by hand, pallet jack, or forklift; or assist in loading and unloading of special or large quantities of product.
  • Accurately pull order for pickup and delivery
  • Provide assistance as needed to maintain orderly and clean work area in compliance with Mid-South Food Bank’s safety and sanitation policies; ensure that the warehouse facility meets the Feeding America and Memphis and Shelby County Health Department guidelines by assisting in daily cleaning as well as the maintenance of the outside perimeters
  • Maintain working relationships that ensure the success of Mid-South Food Bank programs.  This includes maintaining positive interpersonal relationships with donors, volunteers, agency representatives, Food Bank management and staff
  • Comply with specialized regulations, such as US Department of Transportation regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; commercial drivers license (CDL) required
  • Two years experience driving a truck in all weather conditions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, knowledge of good record keeping procedures and the ability to maintain accurate and legible records and current files
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to read maps, speak clearly over phones and radios and follow written and verbal geographic directions
  • Ability to operate a forklift and a manual or powered pallet jack, forklift certification a plus
  • Ability to lift a minimum of  75 pounds
  • Ability to successfully complete a Safe Food Handling Course
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with donors, volunteers, agencies and other Food Bank staff
  • Acceptance of philosophy of food banking

Working Conditions:

Depending on the route the driver may operate the vehicle in moving freeway traffic or through congested surface streets.  Work is performed in weather that may make driving hazardous. The driver may be exposed to other hazardous conditions, such as doing field repairs, climbing and descending from a high truck, etc.

The driver’s back, legs, arms and hands have increased exposure to stress due to extended sitting for long times and vehicle vibrations.  The driver’s eyes have increased exposure to stress due to driving when there is inadequate illumination or in direct sunlight.  The driver is exposed to exhaust fumes when standing near a running vehicle.

May push and pull pallets up to 2,000 pounds while operating pallet jack.  May lift, move and carry objects up to 75 pounds.

MSFB Values: Accountability  Collaboration Dignity & Respect Diversity  Innovation  Integrity  Passion  Service  Stewardship  Urgency

Apply in person Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., South Dudley St., Memphis, TN 38104. No phone calls, please. Or, download the Employment Application and email it to: hr@midsouthfoodbank.org with "Employment Application" on subject line.