COMMUNITY FOOD WAREHOUSE OF MERCER COUNTY

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION


 

DATE: June 30, 2017, revised September 2019. revised August 2020

 

POSITION: Inventory Associate

 

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

 

STATUS: Part time (hourly) 24-28 hours/week (Monday,Tuesday and Thursday full days, potential for Wednesday on as needed basis at half day)

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position is primarily accountable for order generation, processing of invoices to member agencies and on-going inventory maintenance for both in-coming and outgoing products.  

 

 

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY DUTY STATEMENTS:

  1. Coordinate the receipt and recording of weekly orders from member agencies.    

  2. Give weekly order sheets to the warehouse manager for order picking & staging.    

  3. Generate invoices from the weekly order sheets using inventory accounting software.  

  4. Assist the Warehouse Manager in tallying the inventory levels for a weekly reconciliation and troubleshooting any discrepancies.  

  5. Coordinate and place food orders from Vendors, Feeding America and other food banks.  Coordinate food procurement in relation to holidays.  All food orders must be confirmed by Executive Director.

  6. Assist in the receipt of incoming food deliveries.  This includes verifying product to the bills of lading for order reconciliation and inspection for possible damaged items.    

  7. Assist the Warehouse Manager to ensure proper labeling of food pallets for proper rotation following “First In/First Out” (FIFO) inventory handling guidelines.  

  8. Coordinate placing  food orders for special programs. 

  9. Work with various member agencies in scheduling their pick-up dates and times.  

  10.  Generate & maintain various inventory system reports.   

  11. Perform various office tasks as assigned. 

  12. Perform various warehousing tasks as assigned.  

  13. As needed, assist with various fund-raising and volunteer activities. 


 

 SPECIFIC EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILL:

  1. Associate Degree preferred.

  2. Two or more years experience in inventory/warehousing functions.  

  3. Ability to use a personal computer, job-related software programs and  general office equipment.

  4. Proficient verbal and written communication skills.

  5. Must be trained in food safety and back safety supplied by the Community Food Warehouse.

  

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

Help support the overall mission of the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County by helping to raise awareness and educating the public on not only the importance of helping to end hunger in our community but by assisting in the distribution of food to those in need.  

 

Perform all duties in a safe manner and in compliance with Feeding America and all applicable state and federal agencies, including OSHA.  

Submit resume and cover letter by mail to 109 S. Sharpsville Ave., Suite A Sharon, PA 16146, by email to rpage@foodwarehouse.org or via fax to 724-981-7949. No phone calls please.


 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS

 

  1. Physical Demands activity percent of time spent:

 

Sitting 45

Walking 45

Standing 10

Lifting able to lift up to 40 pounds Vision Near and far required

Hearing Yes

Driving/valid license Yes


 

  1. Mental Demands- levels 1-5 low to high

 

Numeric aptitude 5

Verbal/written communication 5

Reasoning/problem solving 5

Judgement/decision making 5

Interpersonal skills 5

Time Management skills 5

Organization skills 5

Supervision of others 1

Ability to work without supervision 5

 

  1. Working Conditions/Environment

Exposure to all types of weather during travel

Contact: 

Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County

109 South Sharpsville Ave.

Suite A, Sharon, PA 16146

P: 724-981-0353   F: 724-981-7949

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