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Job Opening at Feeding Texas

The following job description is posted on behalf of Feeding Texas, the statewide coordinating body of food banks in Texas.  That organization currently seeks a Regional Sourcing Manager for a statewide produce acquisition program.  The job description and contact information follows.

Note: To apply for this position, send your cover letter and resume to: ssykes@feedingtexas.org


Regional Sourcing Manager


Location:  Austin, TX

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

Employment Type: Full Time

Department: Other

Description:  Feeding Texas is a statewide, 501(c)(3) nonprofit leading a unified effort for a hunger-free Texas. We feed millions of struggling Texans through our statewide network of 21 member food banks; strengthen the collective response to hunger through collaboration and scaling success; and lead the public conversation to solve hunger in our state.

The Produce Sharing Program is a cooperative program between Feeding Texas and its members to supply fresh produce to food banks, both within and outside the state of Texas, focusing on quantity, quality, and variety. The Regional Sourcing Manager will be located in the Rio Grande Valley and will strategically work with produce vendors to source donations of surplus produce for our food banks.

A successful candidate will have a strong produce-sales background with a working knowledge of the area's growers, packers, and shippers. He or she will have strong negotiation and interpersonal skills and the ability to build mutually beneficial relationships with vendors and food bank staff members.


•Be the face of Feeding Texas and market the Produce Sharing Program to potential partners.

•Work directly with growers and packers as appropriate to solicit donations or negotiate the lowest possible costs.

•Ensure sufficient quantity of product to meet or exceed the demand of member food banks. 

•Seek out new sources and types of product for the Program to meet or exceed the demand for a variety of seasonally appropriate items available at any given time.

•Inspect available product and enforce USDA criteria for grading produce commodities.

•Continually enhance relationships with growers and packers to increase donations.

•Maintain and expand product and agricultural system knowledge, and create opportunities to impart knowledge to membership and relevant staff.

•Communicate clearly and professionally with food banks, suppliers, staff and partners.

•Submit monthly product sourcing reports and expense reports.

•Communicate activities, opportunities, and progress on a timely basis to Director of Supply Chain and Produce Program Manager located at Feeding Texas headquarters in Austin.

•Other duties and responsibilities as assigned or required.



 •A commitment to the Feeding Texas mission.

•Bachelor's degree in agricultural sciences or a related field. One year of relevant experience may be substituted for one year of required education.

•Five years' experience in produce / food distribution, warehousing and transportation.

•Understanding of produce seasonality, agricultural industry workings, culture and best practices.

•Strong technical background and knowledge of USDA criteria for grading produce.

•Ability to be flexible, handle multiple projects at once, and able to deal with calls throughout the day.

•Willingness to work collaboratively with member food banks to achieve common goals.

•Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

•50 - 75% travel within region.

•Bilingual proficiency English / Spanish.

•Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.


To apply for this position, send your cover letter and resume to: ssykes@feedingtexas.org

 No phone calls please.

 Closing Date: October 30, 2015






 All positions are subject to background checks.


Click here  to download an application.



Applications may be made in person at 1907 Freight, Laredo Texas from Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 12:00 noon

or 1:00pm – 5:00pm


Applications will be accepted until the positions are adequately filled.


For more information on the job postings or to apply, please contact Alma Boubel,  Executive Director, at (956) 726-3120 or via e-mail at aboubel@southtexasfoodbank.org


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