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Retail Store Donation Coordinator

Job description

With a focus on northern Iowa, call on retail grocery stores in support of the store donation program. Educate store personnel (meat, deli, dairy, bakery, and produce managers, receivers, and store managers) on the program's donation guidelines. Attend store meetings and store training sessions. Monitor and report donation progress to store managers, district managers and program coordinators where applicable. Manage donor recognition program.

Essential job functions

  • Identify target stores by retail account.
  • Create and routinely implement an onsite visitation plan.
  • Create a store donation toolkit for each retail chain, to be used when visiting stores.
  • Create and maintain a key contact data base.
  • Become familiar with Feeding America's Blue receipt process.
  • Work with Agency Relations to establish a process for managing agencies participating in the Retail Store Donation Program.
  • Work with Drivers and Warehouse staff to ensure stores are ready for driver pick-ups and are following donation guidelines.
  • Provides personal follow up or recognition for retailers.
  • Provides weekly activity report on donor visits and store-level interactions.
  • Ability to work from home as necessary

Skills, Education and Experience

  • 4 year degree and/or comparable experience in sales and marketing to retail customers
  • Experience in the retail grocery industry a plus
  • Self-Starter
  • Strong External Customer Focus
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills/Relationship building
  • Capable of maintaining multiple accounts including completing follow up correspondence on a consistent basis
  • Willingness to travel up to 75%
  • Northern Iowa residency a plus

How to apply

Send your resume and cover letter to Matt Unger, program manager, via email (preferred: munger@foodbankiowa.org), mail (2220 E. 17th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316), or fax (515.546.0331).