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Sourcing Associate Rethink Food

  • Date Posted January 09, 2021
  • Location New York City, NY
  • Category Business / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Launched in 2017 by chef Matt Jozwiak, who saw firsthand how much good food from restaurants goes underutilized, Rethink Food developed a process to transform excess food from restaurants, corporate kitchens, and grocery stores into nutritious meals and distribute them via community-based organizations (CBOs). With food insecurity escalating and restaurants facing widespread closures during Covid, Rethink Food leveraged its experience as a food rescue and distribution model to launch Rethink Certified, a partnership program with a two-fold purpose: to feed communities and keep restaurants in business. In exchange for preparing community meals, Rethink Food provides grants to restaurants which supports a portion of their operating and staffing costs.

Launched in April 2020, the Rethink Certified program has invested $10M into 35+ independent restaurants to date, providing over 2 million meals for those facing food insecurity. Rethink Food has developed a technology platform to allow CBOs and restaurant partners to communicate directly, in real time, to coordinate logistics, allowing Rethink Certified to rapidly scale. Rethink Food has also launched a donation-based café in Brooklyn to provide access to nutritious meals for those in the community.

Job description
The Sourcing Associate will support the Sourcing and Operations department in logistical coordination, communications, and supply chain analysis. The candidate for this role will have excellent organization, time management, customer service and communication skills. The Associate will play a critical role in helping to maintain, cultivate and build the organization’s partnerships and operational success. This is a New York City based position. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assists with managing and logging in-kind donations to Rethink’s database
  • Coordinates, manages and troubleshoots transportation and scheduling of shipment logistics 
  • Assists with communications to partnerships, letters to donors; files, organizes and completes clerical needs
  • Collaborates with the team to work through creative solutions to effectively answer client questions, provide guidance, troubleshoot and resolve issues, and route feedback.
  • Updates operational documents and systems of protocol as operations change
  • Serves as point of contact for vendor management and logistical troubleshooting of day-to-day transportation logistics 
  • Assists operations as they pertain to special projects (e.g. partnerships, operational initiatives, etc.)
  • Assists management of relationships with partners, vendors and food donors
  • Manages inventory levels, ensures that changes in inventory are promptly and accurately recorded in internal supply chain systems.
  • Uses data management software (Salesforce, Xylem, Tookan) to support logistical decisions and coordination of tasks
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 
Skills Knowledge and Expertise:
  • Suggested bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. 
  • Experience in a supporting role at a fast-paced organization preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft and Google Suite, Salesforce experience preferred but not required 
  • Excellent time management, organization, problem-solving and research skills with a strong attention to detail. 
  • Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills. 
  • Must have high level of systems aptitude 
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team. 
  • Positive attitude, show concern for people and community, and demonstrate self-confidence, common sense, and excellent listening skills.
  • Must embrace the mission and core values of Rethink Food.
As a values-driven organization that values the well-being of our team, we’re committed to continually evaluating and improving the employee benefits we provide for our exceptional staff. Rethink is able to offer a range of benefits available to all full-time staff that include generous paid-time off, health insurance, and an array and a range of additional voluntary benefits including: dental, vision, retirement plans, commuter benefits, short-term and long-term disability insurance, portable life insurance, critical illness insurance, legal assistance insurance, hospital indemnity insurance, Health Saving Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and prepaid college funds.
Most importantly, Rethink will offer a company contribution that will fully cover a basic company health insurance plan for any employee that wants it. Just as we believe food is a basic human right, we also believe access to basic health care is as well.  

What You Bring to the Table:
Commitment to embodying our values of:
Inventiveness: At our core, we are relentlessly curious about solving problems. As our name suggests, we’re a team of creative thinkers, but we’re also hands-on doers, challenging norms with humility to find practical solutions that can create lasting change.
Vulnerability: Guided by an “always be better” mindset, we are a team that intentionally reflects on what we are doing well and where we need to improve. We hold ourselves and each other accountable, every day. No blame, no shame — we just want to be sure we’re always doing the right thing.
Thoughtfulness: Our vision for a nourished and thriving world starts with nourished and thriving individuals in each of our communities. Our work is centered on the needs of the people that bring our communities to life. We don’t pretend to have all of the answers. We are committed to listening and learning in order to identify and scale solutions that ensure stable and reliable access to healthy food for all so each and every community can thrive.
Kindness: At Rethink, we show up every day with empathy and compassion and believe everyone should be treated with dignity. Kindness goes a long way — we are all about just being kind
Rethink Food is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, ancestry, national origin, alienage or citizenship, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, or other protected status. The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.
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