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Warehouse Manager - Distribution

Job Summary:  Responsible for all aspects of Dudley warehouse operations, inventory management, safety, security, housekeeping, sanitation, maintenance of facilities and equipment as well as staffing and employee development.  Duties include scheduling warehouse services, directing assignments, maintaining inventory controls and recordkeeping, ensuring compliance with regulations and procedures, managing efficient operations in all areas, overseeing warehouse personnel.

Responsibilities:

  • Warehouse Operations

Develop and direct programs to ensure the safe, efficient and cost-effective operations and utilization of the facilities and equipment.  Plan and schedule all distribution services including appropriately receiving, storing, shipping, handling returned and/ or damaged goods, maintenance, and administrative activities to ensure agency and affiliate requirements are met in an efficient manner. Direct and oversee job assignments and plan daily labor schedules.  Plan long-range labor 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.

Continually maintain professional and courteous relationships and communication with all donors and agencies. Maintain working relationships that ensure the success of The Food Bank programs.  This includes maintaining positive interpersonal relationships with employees, community representatives, volunteers, Food Bank management and staff.

  • Staffing and Employee Development

Direct the operations of Dudley warehouse personnel to achieve prescribed objectives.  Develop and maintain a productive work team by creating programs for hiring, training, and professional development.  Match the skills and backgrounds of personnel to the work required.  Apply sound communication and motivational techniques, maintain programs to supervise, counsel, and discipline subordinates.  Maintain an appropriate performance evaluation system for recommending promotions, wage increases, and terminations. Develop training programs to ensure The Food Bank meets OSHA standards. 

  • Maintenance of the Facilities and Equipment

Develop and maintain procedures to ensure the efficient operation and utilization of all Dudley equipment.  Monitor the cleanliness and working conditions of all equipment including but not limited to freezers, coolers, trucks, forklifts, and pallet jacks.  Oversee all equipment adjustments and/or repair as necessary.  Adjust the quantity and type of equipment to meet business needs and minimize costs.  Develop and implement an equipment maintenance program. 

  • Implementation of Safety, Security, Housekeeping, and Sanitation Programs

Safety-Develop, implement, and direct programs to ensure the safety of Dudley personnel, equipment, and property.  Provide safety instruction to personnel as needed (formal/informal).  Complete required reports for all work-related injuries and submit management immediately.  Provide immediate medical attention to injured employees as necessary.  Assure compliance with appropriate government regulations.

  • Inventory Management

Develop and maintain a space utilization plan to meet prescribed cost and efficiency standards.  Monitor the space layout plan regularly to ensure it continues to meet FA standards.  Develop and implement an effective product locator system and update as necessary.

Ensure current and accurate inventory control for all products.  Using the FIFO (first-in-first-out) system, ensure the inventory is wholesome and useable.  Maintain accurate inventory counts and complete reports as requested.

Assure that orders are picked, staged, and/or shipped in a timely fashion within prescribed cost levels.  Develop and maintain an effective receiving operation that minimizes cost and ensures receiving paperwork is processed accurately and promptly.  Follow A2H reporting requirements.

  • Knowledgeable of warehouse management practices and systems.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications:

  • At least two (2) years of  college and/or a minimum of five (5) years in a warehousing environment with management level experience; food warehousing and training desired
  • Experience in warehousing management and broad knowledge of warehouse operations
  • Ability to maintain organized and detailed records
  • A broad range of management skills with particular emphasis on leadership, supervision, motivation, communication, planning, team building and multi-tasking
  • Proficiency in Word, and database management
  • Strong communications skills.  Excellent oral and written skills
  • 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 (2)

(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

Warehouse Worker

Responsibilities:

  • Receive, inspect and properly weigh and/or count all incoming products
  • Pull orders
  • Load and unload deliveries and shipments
  • Maintain orderly and clean work area in compliance with Food Bank safety and sanitation policies; ensure that the warehouse facility meets Feeding America and Memphis and Shelby County Health Department’s guidelines by assisting in daily cleaning as well as the maintenance of the outside perimeters
  • Ensure that equipment is clean and operating properly
  • Work with volunteer groups as needed
  • Maintain working relationships that ensure the success of The 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 write legibly and perform basic math
  • 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 withstand below freezing temperatures for short periods of time (thermal insulated suit is provided)
  • Ability to operate a forklift and a manual or powered pallet jack, forklift certification required
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Ability to successfully complete a Safe Food Handling Course
  • Ability to work at a fast pace
  • 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