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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
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  • Salary: $38,480 - $42,640
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

St. Louis Area Foodbank

St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB) JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Product Sourcing Associate
Immediate Supervisor: Product Sourcing Project Manager

Employees Supervised: N/A

FLSA: Non-Exempt/Hourly

General Description/Position Summary:

The Product Sourcing Associate is responsible for supporting the coordination and success of the food drive program (both onsite and offsite) as well as supporting the Product Sourcing team with data entry and other clerical work to help with efficiency of the Product Sourcing team. This role will require both collaboration with internal and external stakeholders as well as working independently. Ideal candidate with have both good communication skills as well as attention to detail.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination of the growth and success of the food drive program (onsite and offsite).
  • Assist with the acquisition of new food drive partners and encourage continued support in donations or volunteerism.
  • Collaborate with key internal stakeholders including but not limited to: Partners and Programs, Volunteer Repackaging Center, Philanthropy, Marketing, Operations to strengthen product partnerships and donations, and enhance community awareness.
  • Work with the departmental team members to grow overall product donations.
  • Attend relevant meetings and events as needed to help strengthen community relationships.
  • Provide accurate monthly updates to Product Sourcing management on food drives and maintain current food drive donor listing.
  • Create donation orders (DORs) and purchase orders (PORs) for incoming donations and purchases.
  • Create item cards, as needed, for incoming donations and purchases.
  • Monitor and track all donations dropped off at the Foodbank.
  • Partner with and assist members of the Product Sourcing Team as needed.
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


  • At least 1 year of customer service experience required
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance required (as on occasion, driving the SLAFB food drive box truck may be needed)
  • Degree from an accredited college preferred
  • Previous data entry experience preferred
  • Prior non-profit experience preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, handle interruptions, maintain focus on tasks and produce accurate work
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be able to successfully pass drug screening and criminal background check

Work Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday onsite at the SLAFB facility and in the community as needed.
  • However, flexibility will be granted as appropriate in accordance to the SLAFB’s Remote Work/Working From Home Policy.
  • Occasional weekend (Saturday/Sunday) or evening hours may be required.
  • Meeting attendance may require overnight travel.

Working Conditions:

  • The Product Sourcing Associate will assist with onsite and offsite food drives.  As such, the ability to lift and move items up to 50 lbs. is required.
  • On occasion, the use of manual equipment such as a pallet jack may be needed.
  • May need to drive a SLAFB food drive box truck (18-feet) to and from events.

The impact you’ll make:

At the St. Louis Area Foodbank, we are working to build a stronger bi-state region by nourishing people, empowering communities, and transforming systems. With the dedicated partnership of nearly 600 hunger-relief programs and local agencies – including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and residential programs – we are responding to hunger in communities across 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois by distributing food to more than 400,000 people every year.

Since opening in 1975, and with the tremendous support and generosity of this community, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has grown to become our region’s largest food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. Together, we are feeding people and working to address the root causes of hunger for lasting impact every day.

About the St. Louis Area Foodbank:

The St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB) is a member of Feeding America, which is a national network of 200 food banks all working together for the common goal of ensuring equitable access to nutritious food.
This nationwide network offers us a variety of resources, like food, funds, best practices, and gives our work a much bigger, louder voice than we could hope to have on our own.

The St. Louis Area Foodbank supports 26 counties – 14 in Missouri and 12 in Illinois – thus serves, supports and stewards a diverse group of stakeholders across our region, as well as serves as a member of Feeding Missouri (the 6 Feeding America Food Banks in Missouri) and Feeding Illinois (the 7 Feeding America Food Banks in Illinois).
As a food bank, we collect food from a variety of sources, such as manufacturers, retail stores, farmers, and individual donors.
We then store, sort, and repackage that food at the highest safety standards and finally distribute that food to our network of agencies and programs, which work directly with people in the community.
We facilitate the movement of food safely and efficiently and offer the kinds of resources and support to our partner agencies that a single food pantry or shelter could not hope to access on its own.

  • VISION: A nutritionally secure Missouri and Illinois.
  • MISSION: Building a stronger bi-state region by nourishing people, empowering communities, and transforming systems

What we can offer you:

Beyond a great mission, dedicated team members, and an incredible opportunity to truly make a difference in our community, you will be generously rewarded for your contributions including:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan
  • 403b plan with robust company match
  • Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, group company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and more!)

We work hard, play hard and change lives – so apply to join our Foodbank Family!

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. Performance of other duties may be requested. Evaluations will be in part based upon performance of the tasks listed in this job description. St. Louis Area Foodbank has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment.

Revised 1/4/2024