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 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 shfb.org.
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
- Lead or sponsor cross functional teams, using collaborative
problem solving, to address changing needs in the communities we
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 5 years experience leading cross functional diverse
- 5 years experience developing strategies to serve clients,
- 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
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.
$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
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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