|Organization Name||Job Categories||Position Type||Region and Location(s)||Career Level||Salary||Ad Online Since||Application Deadline|
|Ottawa Food Bank||Full Time||Executive (Dept. head, director)||N/A||2019-02-07||2019-03-07|
The Ottawa Food Bank is a respected charity with deep roots in the Ottawa community. We raise food and funds to support the 37,542 people who need emergency food every month. Working in partnership with 114 member agencies, we provide food and programming through community food banks, meal programs, Kickstart After 4 programs and our Community Harvest Farm program in an effort to support our vision of healthy, accessible, and sustainable food for all.
We are looking for a driven and innovative person to take on the role of Director of Operations for the Ottawa Food Bank. The successful candidate will be focused, self-directed and have proven leadership skills. If you have experience in a warehouse and distribution environment, fit the above characteristics, and have a passion for our vision and mission, then you may be the person we are looking for.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Operations provides strategic leadership to the food collection, warehouse, and distribution operations of the Ottawa Food Bank, and assists with other activities of the organization, as required.
The Director of Operations has the responsibility and oversight of the warehouse, purchased and donated food, transportation, health & safety, and building maintenance and repair.
The Director of Operations is responsible for effective and successful management of all operations in order to meet our strategic goals and participates as part of the Executive Management Team.
General Management and Financial Management
Health and Safety
Building maintenance and repair
Food Distribution and Reporting
KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES
Undergraduate degree or college diploma in a relevant field, or equivalent experience. Certificate in logistics/supply chain management and Safe Food Handling Certificate is an asset. LEAN training/experience also considered an asset.
Minimum of 5-8 years of experience managing food distribution operations, including at least 2-3 years of experience in a management position. Must have experience managing complex teams and competing priorities.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONTACTS
The work requires regular and ongoing contact with other employees, and external contacts, including suppliers, partner food bank program, vendors, corporate and individual food donors, volunteers, the general public, and government representatives.
Initiative and good judgment are required to ensure uninterrupted operations and a high degree of service to member agencies at all times. Decisions of various kinds must be made in the absence of the Chief Executive Officer, and problems of an urgent or routine nature must be resolved in the day-to-day operations. Duties involving confidential matters always require the use of discretion (e.g., human resources information, donor information, occasional client drop ins etc.)
Supervises, supports, coaches and provides performance feedback to the Manager of Operations and broader Operations team.
CONSEQUENCE OF ERRORS
Errors in judgment when carrying out operational duties or enforcing health and safety standards may result in significant risk to food distribution operations and/or the Ottawa Food Bank’s public image.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND TRAVEL
The work is performed in a warehouse/office environment. The incumbent is not normally required to travel outside the National Capital Region. Occasionally this role will need to work evenings and weekends.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
The work is varied and stressful at times. There are frequent interruptions. Visual stress occurs when using a personal computer for long periods of time. Walking (e.g. in the warehouse, outside, around the perimeter of the building), climbing (e.g. in and out of trucks), bending and lifting is required on a daily basis.
Excellent English language skills (verbal and written) are a requirement of the position. Intermediate French language skills (verbal) are an asset, but not required.
CLASSIFICATION: Permanent, full-time position.
When applying please provide a cover letter and resume which clearly indicates how your meet the requirements of the position.
Please apply using this link: Director of Operations - Job Application
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
PLEASE NOTE: This posting closes on March 7th, 2019.
The Ottawa Food Bank welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.