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Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Warehouse Manager

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee


Job Summary

Who we are: Since 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, a member of Feeding America™, has been providing food to our more than 1 million neighbors at risk of hunger in middle and west Tennessee. In support of our mission, which is  “to provide food to people facing hunger and work to advance hunger solutions” – last year, we distributed more than 41 million pounds of food to more than 460 Partner Agencies, providing more than 36.5 million nutritious meals to hungry children, families and seniors throughout our 46-county service area. To learn more about out work, visit our website and our social media.

What you’ll do:

Summary: The Warehouse Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day activity of warehouse staff and operations for The Martin Distribution Center located in Nashville, TN. Responsibilities include: equitable management of warehouse staff, accurate receipt of inbound, outbound, storage, picking, put away and shipping. This individual manages inventory accuracy, quality control, and order management. The position develops and deploys effective policies, processes, and procedures across each area of responsibility to ensure high quality delivery of services and cross-functional collaboration with various teams. The position engages in evaluation and implementation of systems and equipment used by the warehouse to support effective and efficient operations. The manager supports and fosters our commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation for creating a culture of belonging for all personnel.

Job Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Trains and manages the warehouse staff, including: goal setting, performance reviews, monitoring work, initiates corrective action (or recommendations for advancement as needed) as well as ensuring a safe environment and the safe use of warehouse equipment.
  • Remains current and ensures compliance with all Feeding America and third-party food safety requirements as well as all federal, state and local safety regulations.
  • Directs and manages all aspects of warehousing and distribution operations for the food bank including product receiving, distribution activities and product quality.
  • Consults with the Director, Operations on facility layout, design, and strategy to develop and maintain world-class performance in all functional areas of the warehouse.
  • Collaborates with the Transportation department to execute strategy and mission of the organization.


When & Where: Typical workweek daytime hours of Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 4:30 PM to work primarily out of our Nashville distribution center. Occasional evenings and/or weekends may be required outside of normal working hours for meetings, special events, to respond to issues (e.g., disaster response, community events, etc). Occasional daytime travel required, up to 10% of work week within the local service area.


Is this you?

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Logistics, or a related area preferred. High school diploma (or equivalent) required.
  • Experience: 3+ years of management experience within warehouse and logistics environment required. Food industry experience preferred.
  • Skills: Organizes, coordinates and directs warehouse operations; leads, hires, trains, manages team including performance management; effective communication in both oral and written format to all levels of leadership, donors and staff; Ability to learn new databases and software; demonstrated proficiency with technology and computer programs including, but not limited to the Microsoft Office suite of products (Outlook Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Core Competencies for Professional Career Management: Attention to Detail, Safety and Risk Management, Technical Proficiency & Project Management.
  • Other requirements: our pre-hire process requires acceptable results from the following: professional reference feedback, criminal background, Motor Vehicle Record and a pre-employment drug test. Current Driver’s License and automobile insurance are also required. Criminal backgrounds are evaluated on a case-by-case basis considering several factors (timing, frequency, severity and job relation).

Additional Information


What Second Harvest has to offer:

Work with a purpose: As one of Middle Tennessee’s largest nonprofits, our local hunger relief work is uniquely rewarding, hands on and solutions oriented. We are innovative, mission-focused, diverse, collaborative, values-driven and focused on results. Our mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. In the 2020 fiscal year, we distributed more than 41 million pounds of food to more than 460 Partner Agencies, providing more than 36.9 million meals to hungry children, families, and seniors throughout our 46-county service area. A career with Second Harvest ensures that you not only earn a paycheck, but also help your local community through meaningful work. If you are passionate about serving your neighbors in need and are committed to our mission of ending hunger, we invite you to join our 120+ person team in the fight against hunger, as we work to achieve our vision of a hunger free community.

Award winning workplace: we are a best-in-class workplace because we are passionate and people focused – we listen, respect, care and challenge each other, so that our community can count on us for our critical work. Our employees have identified us among The Tennessean’s Top Workplaces seven times based solely on employee surveys and feedback. We are invested in our team and offer frequent whole-person wellness opportunities through our Harvest Wellbeing Program. We focus on staff physical and mental health, financial empowerment, personal and professional development as well as social and community engagement. There is ample opportunity to be engaged and grow with Second Harvest.
Compensation & Benefits: Second Harvest is proud to offer rich and affordable total compensation packages. Total compensation for full-time employment includes many benefits, in addition to base pay. The time off policies include: 10 holidays, 15 vacation, 12+ sick and personal time as required by law. Traditional benefits offered include medical (employee-only coverage paid 100% by employer) dental and vision. Additional available benefits include retirement (with a generous employer match), disability insurance (short and long-term), life insurance as well as long-term care insurance.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity: Second Harvest embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we serve. Our goal is to attract, develop, retain and promote a talented and diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential. We provide equal employment to all applicants and employees regardless of race, religion, color, gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or other legally protected characteristics.

How to Apply

Think this sounds like a role and workplace where you would thrive? Apply now!

You can express interest in joining our team, in any of the following ways:

  1. Online: employment application on our website: Resume and cover letter can be uploaded with applications on the website as well.
  2. Email: Resume and cover letter can be sent to our Human Resources team at
  3. In person: applications can be completed by visiting us on-site at any of our distribution centers, locations can be found on our website:

Thanks for your interest in working for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee – we love it here and think you will too!


  • Date Posted: November 12, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Working Hours: M-F, 8 AM - 4:30 PM