Supply Chain Program Manager

Organization: Founded in 1993, with roots dating back to 1975 as Austin Community Gardens, Sustainable Food Center (SFC) is involved in every step of our local, Central Texas, food system. With our new mission to cultivate a just and regenerative food system so people and the environment can thrive, SFC is laying the groundwork for our next phase as an organization.

SFC upholds the following Core Values:

Connectedness: We are community-focused and believe that relationships are powerful tools for building community.

Equity: We support the right of all people to grow, access, sell and consume healthy and culturally-appropriate food Oversee management of grant-funded produced through ecologically sound and regenerative methods.

Sustainability: We know humans have a profound responsibility to treat our planet with care and respect, and we are committed to ensuring that diverse species may thrive on Earth for generations to come.

SFC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity on our staff and in our community. In fulfillment of our commitment to diversity among our staff, we strongly encourage people of color and LGBTQ+ people to apply. This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week.

Job Description:

The Supply Chain Program Manager provides overall direction, oversight, and expertise to guide SFC’s current and future supply chain initiatives. The Program Manager will work closely with the Director to build and manage a robust portfolio of programs and initiatives guided by SFC’s priorities of building a regional food infrastructure and increasing wholesale purchasing to support the distribution of local, nutritious, and culturally relevant foods.

The manager will be responsible for serving as a “matchmaker” between small to mid-size farmers and ranchers and institutions to support institutional food procurement and increase the viability and sustainability of regional farms. This person must be able to balance multiple priorities, navigate complex situations, and work effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders, from farmers to business leaders.

Job Duties:

  • Provide program and grant management support and oversight, including the development of work plans and timelines, meeting grant-related deliverables, and implementation of programs and initiatives.
  • Execute partner and vendor contracts, including procurement and purchasing.
  • Support Development team in preparing and submitting grant progress reports, and contributing to new grant proposals and funding opportunities.
  • Supervise supply chain staff and provide regular, ongoing support and performance review.
  • Cultivate existing and new partnerships with producers and institutional buyers in order to support wholesale readiness and the financial viability of producers.
  • Serve as SFC representative across external entities
  • Contribute to planning, evaluation, reporting, marketing, and other administrative functions

Position Requirements:

  • Three years’ experience in program management/oversight
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Proficiency with website content management

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working in customer relations, food service and/or procurement, direct farm marketing, web-based commerce, or other similar fields
  • Experience working in a non-profit
  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills, flexibility in schedule, and creative entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills, engaging personality, and sense of humor

Sustainable Food Center offers an excellent work environment, competitive salaries and great benefits. The starting salary is $45,000. Starting salary will be influenced by applicants’ qualifications and budget considerations. The position is available starting February 3, 2020.

To Apply:

Please submit your résumé, cover letter, and three references to careers@sustainablefoodcenter.org. Use subject title: Supply Chain Program Manager.

Applications accepted until December 31, 2019. No phone calls accepted or returned.