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Vice President of Operational Capacity Regular Full-Time - Cypress - San Jose, CA, 95134 chevro[...]

Company: Second Harvest Food Bank
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details
Job Location: - - -Cypress - San Jose, CA
Position Type: - - -Regular Full-Time
Salary Range: - - -$178,000.00 - $207,000.00 Salary/year
Job Category: - - -Operations

About Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
Founded in 1974, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is one of the largest food banks in the nation and a trusted nonprofit leader in ending local hunger. The organization distributes nutritious groceries through a network of nearly 400 partners at drive-thru and walk-up sites across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Due to the prohibitively expensive cost of living in Silicon Valley, the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the rise in inflation, Second Harvest is now serving an average of 460,000 people every month. Second Harvest also connects people to federal nutrition programs and other food resources, and advocates for anti-hunger policies on the local, state and national levels. To learn more about how Second Harvest is responding to the incredible amount of need in Silicon Valley, visit
About the Position
As the Vice President of Operational Capacity, you will be responsible for providing the strategic direction and leadership necessary to effectively and cross-functionally, enhance food distribution for Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. As an Operations team leader, the Vice President of Capacity will report to the Chief Operating Officer.

  • Develops and leads a team of cross functional managers and/or directors focused on building organizational capacity to address the needs of the community through logistics coordination, supply chain (inventory and receiving), food procurement, process improvement and agency shopping functions for the organization.
  • Lead or sponsor cross functional teams, using collaborative problem solving, to address changing needs in the communities we serve.
  • Creates and directs implementation of strategic planning, annual planning, and the corresponding budgeting to optimize logistics, inventory management and procurement.
  • Develops partnerships with members of the Programs organization to optimize logistical support for client distributions.
  • Establishes cross departmental policies, practices and procedures that have a significant impact on the organization.
  • Accountable for the analysis of existing inventory levels, current inventory location and expected demand.
  • Ensures the logistics, inventory and procurement are compliant with all governmental and accounting regulations.
  • Directs the evaluation of existing business processes to identify and deliver improvement initiatives.
  • Establishes and provides continuous improvement to both operations and programs to serve the food insecure population of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
  • Guides effective qualitative research through stakeholder engagement and consensus-building strategies, gathering essential perspectives and building relationship investment for clients.
  • Provides oversight of the procurement of food for distribution, including the Rescue Programs expansion in accordance with California law 1383. Monitor food budget.
  • Works with leadership to maximize USDA food opportunities and to build distribution opportunities with the Programs team.
  • Oversees annual inventory compliance audits. i.e., USDA


    • Client Focus: Gains insight into client population through listening to their stories an engaging with data to identify opportunities to improve the experience for neighbors receiving food and to best meet their needs for nutritional and culturally relevant foods.

      • IDEAL: As a leader, rigorously applies inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and liberation (IDEAL) principles throughout all projects with team members and in client engagements.
      • Cross Functional Leadership: Promotes cross functional partnerships for knowledge, resource sharing and collaborative problem solving. Communicates effectively across all levels to ensure strategies and goals of the Organization are being met. Ability to create mutual understanding across teams through clear and thoughtful communication and delegation.
      • Strategic Leadership: Develops the strategy, in collaboration with direct reports and program leaders to measurably improve the organizations ability to increase food access to the community through use of sound management, strong governance, and dedication to assessing and achieving results.
      • Project Management: Proven success and demonstrated expertise in understanding and managing the complexities and interdependencies of large or simultaneous multiple small cross functional projects on time, within budget, and with quality needed to meet strategic business objectives.
      • Team Builder: Motivate and develop a diverse team of individuals and managers by creating an inclusive, respectful environment and serving as a coach and mentor.

        The ideal candidate will possess the following professional qualifications

        • 5-7 years of combined experience in a leadership level role, in a minimum of 4 of the 6 areas: Operations in food distribution, logistics, food programs, client outreach, nutrition education, compliance, program evaluation, supply chain, procurement, and inventory.
        • 5 years experience leading cross functional diverse teams.
        • 5 years experience developing strategies to serve clients, strongly preferred.
        • 5 years experience in people management, leadership of both direct and matrixed teams
        • 4-years in Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, Supply Chain management or related subject matter or equivalent experience.

          Reports To:

          Chief Operating Officer

          Positions Reporting to Title:

          Director of Procurement, Director of Supply Chain and Inventory, Manager of Warehouse Shopping, and Project Managers as assigned


          Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, Cypress Center, 4001 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134
          This is a hybrid position. Specifics of work location will depend on department need.
          An employees regular remote work site should be within driving distance of one of Second Harvests locations and must be within the state of California.


          Full-Time; Exempt


          $178,000- $207,000 is the wage range for this position. The salarywage offer will be commensurate with skills and experience. In addition, this role has a target annual bonus of 5%. Outstanding and generous health benefits program, 4-5 weeks of Flexible Time Off (vacation and sick), ten paid holidays, and retirement plan.

          SH Covid-19 Vaccine Policy

          Second Harvest Food Bank places great importance on the safety of its employees and customers. Therefore, in line with the CDC and state and local recommendations, Second Harvest requires as a condition of employment that employees have received full and effective COVID vaccines prior to commencing employment. In accordance with applicable law, Second Harvest will consider good faith requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical disability or sincerely held religious belief.

          Second Harvest is committed to being an equal opportunity employer which values diversity. Under-represented groups are encouraged to apply for all positions.

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