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Harvey Kornblum Food Pantry Operations and Procurement Manager - St. Louis, MO 63146


Jewish Family & Children's Service


$35,000 - $40,000 a year

JFS of St. Louis


Operations and Procurement Manager

Harvey Kornblum Food Pantry


Exempt, Full-time,

Salary range for this position is $35,000 – $40,000 or commensurate with experience

Eligible for full-time benefits including Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

The Operations and Procurement Manager is responsible for regulating and monitoring a budget, developing relationships with food source managers, placing food orders, receiving and distribution, instituting best practices, coordinating transportation of food products, ensuring food safety and proper food storage, providing excellent client service, and supporting staff and volunteers with the resources needed to complete their jobs safely and effectively. The Operations and Procurement Manger reports to the Pantry Director.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Order food
  • Develop, monitor and enforce food and warehouse operations’ safety procedures
  • Oversee pantry operations
  • Develop and implement daily distribution allotments to clients based on available inventory, anticipated client volume, understanding of client preferences and equity considerations
  • Schedule food pickups and deliveries
  • Train, coach, support, and evaluate pantry staff, drivers, and volunteers


Characteristics and skills of candidates we are seeking:

  • Flexible, persistent and attentive to detail
  • High energy
  • Motivational team leader; able to build efficient teams
  • Organized and able to meet deadlines
  • Confident verbal skills; able to give small group pantry tours to community members and donors
  • Excellent written communication; able to write reports and keep records of numbers
  • Professional demeanor with community partners
  • Knowledge of safe operations and maintenance cycle of vans and other warehouse equipment
  • Staff training and supervision experience
  • Critical thinker and problem solver



  • Four-year college degree or five years of experience in a related field
  • ServeSafe Certification or will obtain within six months of hire
  • Proficient computer skills, and comfort with Word and Excel

For 150 years, JFS has provided children, adults and seniors in the St. Louis region with the supports they need to lead vibrant, healthy lives. Through a comprehensive range of services, JFS helps seniors remain independent and connected to the community, reduces hunger, and empowers children to thrive. JFS serves people in need, inclusive of all ages, races, religions, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and abilities. Each year, JFS supports the emotional and physical well-being of more than 50,000 children, families, and seniors in the St. Louis community.

The largest food pantry in the region, JFS’ Harvey Kornblum Food Pantry (HKJFP) provides ten days of nutritious food to more than 6,500 children, adults and seniors every month. At HKJFP, clients can also connect with other services to support their well-being, including personal care items, nurse wellness checks, utility assistance, and referrals to community resources. JFS supports families and seniors, alleviates hunger, and improves mental health for all St. Louisans, inclusive of age, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation and ability.




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