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Job Title #1:  Inventory Manager

Positions Supervised:  Customer Service Representative     

Status: Full-Time

Hours:  8:30 a.m.- until finished Monday –  Friday

Job Summary:  Responsible for superior inventory control of the major food programs to includes but not limited to: Donated, Purchase Program and USDA. Develops and maintains good working relationships with food vendors, state and federal food program representatives to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction. Partners with Director of Operations to manage established budget both from a cost and revenue perspective.


Track Inventory
Ensures Mid-South Food Bank has the right amount of stock to meet customer needs and also to avoid overstocking items to mitigating budget and storage issues. Maintains inventory via use of inventory management software, Ceres.

Accurately records the quality, quantity, type, style, expiration dates, and any other characteristics of all inventory tracking what is available; what should be acquired; mitigating inventory shrinkage due to loss or theft. Additionally, when there is too much inventory or inventory nearing expiration, ensures these items are moved out quickly and efficiently.

Purchase New Inventory
Manages the purchases and inventory levels for the Food Purchase Program i.e., ordering and procuring of needed inventory from the appropriate suppliers; negotiating pricing and a timeline for delivery.  Sources suppliers who will provide needed goods to ensure operation is successful and profitable. Develops and maintains a good working relationship with suppliers via effective communication quickly addressing concerns or problems to ensure resolution. Stays knowledgeable and aware of current rates of other available suppliers who may be willing to provide food to ensure competitive pricing. Ensures that all necessary paperwork is thoroughly completed and associated purchase procedures are accurately and consistently followed and entered in Ceres.

 Inventory Management

Develop and maintain a space utilization plan to meet prescribed cost and efficiency standards.

Monitor the space layout plan regularly to ensure it continues to meet Feeding America standards.  Develop and implement an effective product locator system and update as necessary. Ensure current and accurate inventory control for all products.  Using the FIFO (first-in-first out) system, ensure the inventory is wholesome and useable.  Schedule and review regular inventory counts to ensure accuracy and complete reports as requested.

Record Keeping and Reporting

Determines and coordinates monthly and weekly cycle count processes, record keeping, data collection and information management for all food programs: Donated, Purchase and USDA.. Communicates with Operations Director and appropriate department leadership any variances or breaches of internal controls/procedures.

 Other duties as assigned.


  • At least two (2) years of college and/or a minimum of five (5) years in inventory, preferably in a food warehouse environment with management level experience.
  • Experience in inventory management and broad knowledge of warehouse operations
  • Ability to maintain organized and detailed records
  • A broad range of management skills with particular emphasis on leadership, supervision, motivation, communication, planning, team building and multi-tasking
  • Proficiency in MS Office especially Excel and Word, and database management
  • Strong communications skills. Excellent oral and written skills
  • Acceptance of philosophy of food banking
  • High level of personal and professional integrity is essential
  • Certified in food safety and knowledgeable of safety and regulatory compliance issues or complete upon hire
  • Ability to work effectively with people of divergent background and opinions

Job Title #2:  Food Resource Coordinator

Status:  Full-Time

Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday  | Some overtime as needed

Job Summary: Responsible for increasing the amount and variety of food available to MSFB Partner Agencies by developing and retaining food donation from local sources i.e., manufactures and growers, and maintaining and enhancing our national food donations through Feeding America. Additional activities include tracking, evaluation and recognition of food donors.


 Food Acquisition

  • Expand food acquisition program by calling on food companies, wholesaler, distributors, agricultural community and other food related industries in order to increase overall food donations to MSFB.
  • Maintain regular communication with Feeding America’s product sourcing department for updated information and background on national partners.
  • Stay current on changes in the food industry and use information to help develop local solicitation strategies to maximize possible donations of food. Keep management informed of issues that will require long-range attention.
  • Offer professional customer service that will attract new and repetitive food donations.
  • Help to engage and involve the manufacturing and agricultural industry in MSFB’s Mission
  • Maintain regular contact with all current and previous donors, to keep them informed with needed information or updates MSFB.
  • Maintain a regular program of researching and developing a food donor prospect list calling and prospective new donors in order to solicit donations and involvement with MSFB.
  • Attend food industry events including local and regional trade shows and association meeting and network conferences as required.


  • Develops a standard process plan for food solicitation
  • Utilize a donor tracking system to run donor reports for tracking trends and volume, and donor acknowledgement.
  • Ensure data integrity through timely updates and enhancement of the donor records
  • Maintain an activity/phone call log
  • Meet quota of weekly “out in the field” sales calls
  • Provides personal follow up or recognition for food donors
  • Produce weekly activity report on new and existing donors


  • Maintain positive interpersonal relationships with donors, volunteers, agency representatives, visitors, management, staff and board of directors.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • College degree preferred- Associates’ or Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of three years sales experience (preferably within the food and grocery industry)
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong writing, analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to travel, current valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Highly motivated and possess a positive attitude
  • Ability to maintain organized and detailed records and report on outcomes/results
  • Proficient in creating and maintaining computer generated database programs; ability to learn inventory software program
  • Acceptance of food banking philosophy


Job Title #3:  Retail Store Donation Coordinator

Status:  Full-Time

Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday | Some overtime as needed

Job Summary:  Duties include calling on retail grocery stores in support of the store donation program, educating store personnel on their program’s donation guidelines, attending store meetings and store training sessions, monitoring and reporting donation progress to store managers, district managers and program coordinators, and managing the donor recognition program.


  • Identify target stores by retail account.
  • Provide personal follow-up and recognition for retailers.
  • Create and routinely implement an onsite visitation plan.
  • Create a store donation toolkit for each retail chain, to be used when visiting stores.
  • Create and maintain a key contact data base, with follow-up correspondence on a consistent basis.
  • Process blue receipts.
  • Work with Agency Relations to establish a process for managing agencies participating in the SDP.
  • Work with drivers and warehouse staff to ensure stores are ready for driver pickups and are following donation guidelines.
  • Work with Donor Relations to recognize retailers where applicable.
  • Prepare weekly activity report on donor visits and store-level interactions.
  • Maintain working relationships that ensure the success of Food Bank programs. This includes maintaining positive interpersonal relationships with donors, vendors, agency representatives, Food Bank management and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • College degree preferred – Associates or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of three years customer service experience (preferably within the food and grocery industry).
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with emphasis on relationship building.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office and the ability to maintain accurate and legible records.
  • Motivated self-starter with a strong external customer focus.
  • A high degree of personal initiative to anticipate needs and solve problems.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Acceptance of philosophy of food banking.

The Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center is currently accepting applications for the following positions: First Cook. Interested applicants should apply no later thanJuly 04, 2014 in the Human Resources Office or your local MINACT, INC. facility Human Resources Department. Further information regarding qualifications, job description, salary, etc. is available in the Human Resources Office.  Be advised your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.


This vacancy announcement is being advertised concurrently to all MINACT, INC. facilities as well as the TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development/Career Centers. You may apply at www.minactjobs.com; Only applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for interviews.   No qualified applicant will be discriminated against due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, religion, veteran status, disability, or a handicapping condition.  MINACT, INC. reserves the right to limit the interview pool based on review of requirements and number of applications submitted. Internal employees may email the letter of interest and updated resume to the attention of Sonya S. Walton, Human Resources Manager at  AA/EOE:   M/F/Veterans/Disabled


Position Posting Date:  June 27, 2014

Position Closing Date:  July 04, 2014



Shantell B. Hardman

Human Resources Specialist

MINACT, INC.- Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks JCC

1555 McAlister Drive

W: 901.396.2800 ext 2232

F:  901.344.5930



Director for Childcare Center

This is a top management role reporting directly to the Owner/Operator. Effectively operates and manages all aspects of the Infant, Toddler, Preschool, After Care and Summer programs, staff, and facilities. Directly accountable for operational aspects of the child care center, ensuring quality care and education for children; achievement of financial targets, applying rigorous, proactive cost controls; incorporating active continuous improvement in quality of operations; delivering exemplary customer service; and ensuring compliance with State of Tennessee rules and regulations, while maintaining NAEYC Accreditation eligibility standards. Meets expectations for promoting the business, providing tours and capturing new clientele, along with quality programs, financial management, operational compliance, and demonstrates expected behaviors. Bachelor’s degree and previous experience required.  Submit your resume to


Kitchen Manager

Kitchen (Food Service) Manager.  Full-time position, 6:30 a. m. – 2:30 p. m.

Duties include meal planning, preparation, and serving as outlined in the USDA Child/Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines as required and applicable to meet children’s nutritional needs.  Also responsible for ordering supplies and kitchen maintenance.  Candidates must be at least 18 years of age with a sincere love for children.  Must have a high school diploma, and at least 3 years work experience in a foodservice setting. Training in CACFP is preferred.


Hiring Event for Memphis TN Aldi Stores

2/5/2014 from 8am to 1pm

Marriott Hotel

5795 Poplar Avenue

Memphis, TN 38119

Info. about careers at Aldi can be found at

Signature Healthcare at St. Peter Villa is now accepting applications for dietary aides in our dietary department. These persons assist in food preparation and serving; maintain clean and sanitary condition in the kitchen and dining areas under the supervision of the Dietary Directors.

All interested person should apply in person at 141 N. McLean Blvd. Memphis, TN 38104 to the attention of Donna Sutherland.

Position: Registered Dietitian

Part-time, 20 hours/week

Closing date: November 17, 2011

Position summary

The MIFA Meals on Wheels registered dietician (RD) will be responsible for nutritional planning and monitoring of all nutrition services, including education. The RD will serve as nutritional liaison between the nutrition service contractor and Meals on Wheels in the production of nearly 2,000 meals daily.


1.      Registered/licensed dietitian in the state of Tennessee

2.      Six months’ experience in the field of nutrition/food science preferred

3.      People skills and good verbal and written communication skills

4.      Ability to interact respectfully with people of diverse ages, races, and household compositions

5.      Clinical, administrative, and appropriate record-keeping skills

6.      Proficient with communications systems (computers, email, netbooks, telephone software, scanners, etc.), Microsoft Office, and various database systems

7.      Ability to drive and to conduct home nutritional counseling sessions for clients

8.      Ability to work independently and with limited supervision

9.      Ability to meet all applicable state, local, and federal background screening requirements


Essential functions and responsibilities

1.      Serve as the nutritional and technical liaison between the food service vendor and Meals on Wheels by overseeing and ensuring that meals are nutritious and appetizing and meet regulatory requirements

2.      Oversee food quality and handling

3.      Plan, coordinate, and present nutritional education material in order to conduct nutritional assessments


To apply, send resume by mail to MIFA HR, 910 Vance Ave., Memphis, TN 38126; fax to (901) 529-4530; or email to

Health, Disability, Nutrition Worker – Memphis, TN

Close Date: Mar. 11, 2011



The H/D/N Worker will provide health, disability, nutrition services to Head Start children in accordance to established standards.

QUALIFICATIONS: *HSD/GED required; Bachelor’s degree preferred *One year of relevant work experience within a Head Start Program. *CPR Certification is preferred. *Ability to plan menus in accordance with USDA and Child Food Program guidelines. *Administrative and organizational skills to determine workload priorities and maintain accurate information on children that is readily available. *Effective oral and written communication skills to comminicate with diverse groups. *Ability to deal with sensitive issues while maintaining objectivity and confidentiality. *Miscrosoft Word, Excel, Access experience required; ChildPlus experience is preferred. *Ability to work as a team player and assist with others as needed.


Health, Disability, Nutrition Coordinator – Memphis, TN
Close Date: Feb. 03, 2011

DESCRIPTION:  The H/D/N Worker will coordinate the provision of health, disabilities and nutrition services to American Way Head Start/Early Head Start children in accordance to established standards.

QUALIFICATIONS *Bachelor’s degree required in Special Education or related field and three years experience in planning and implementing health, disability, and nutrition services for pre-school children OR Masters degree in Special Education or related filed and one year of experience in planning and implementing health, disability, and nutrition services for pre-school children. *One year of relevant work experience within a Head Start Program. *CPR Certification is preferred. *Ability to plan menus in accordance with USDA and Child Food Program guidelines. *Administrative and organizational skills to determine workload priorities and maintain accurate information on children that is readily available. *Effective oral and written communication skills to comminicate with diverse groups. *Ability to deal with sensitive issues while maintaining objectivity and confidentiality. *Miscrosoft Word, Excel, Access experience required; ChildPlus experience is preferred. *Ability to work as a team player and assist with others as needed.

Apply here!