Food Sourcing Coordinator

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Primary Purpose of the Job:
The Food Sourcing Liaison is responsible to secure food and grocery donations for the Food Bank For New York City through calling upon established donors, lapsed donors, and non-donors within the food and grocery industry.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
·      Face-to-face meetings and presentations as well as cold calls with current, lapsed and prospective donors to secure a variety of donated food and grocery products;
·      Develop a yearly work plan for food acquisition based on strategic planning including donor recognition activities, performance metrics, and annual outcomes/goals;
·      Provide professional, responsive and appreciative customer service to all food industry partners, donors, and co-workers;
·      Utilize a donor tracking system which should include a contact management tool, ability to run donor reports for tracking trends and volume, and a donor acknowledgement component;
·      Track donations weekly by current donors, return of lapsed donors, and prospects turned to donors. Consider tracking product categories;
·      Attend food industry events including trade shows and association meetings, and network conferences as required;
·      Assemble a Food Advisory Council or Committee (various food industry representatives and possibly a board member);
·      Attend food safety classes and receive ServSafe certification and keep certification current;
·      Complete Certified in Food Resources training;
·      Maintain regular communication with Feeding America’s product sourcing department for updated information and background about national partners;
·      Ensure all food manufacturing companies identified in your Food Bank’s FMCE list are tracked for results;
·      Collaborate with internal departments to maximize donation opportunities; including regular strategy meetings with operations, programs and agency relations (member services);
·      Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
·         College Degree Preferred - Associate's or Bachelor's
·         Minimum 1-2 years experience in donor relations/management.
·         Non -profit experience preferred
·         Excellent presentation and communication skills
·         Strong written, analytical, and organizational skills
·         Ability to travel throughout the five boroughs
·         Current valid driver's license and access to a personal vehicle
·         Committed to the Food Bank mission
·         Writing samples may be requested
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