Summer Meals Production Manager 2017

Location: Pennsauken, NJ

Type: Temporary

Min. Experience: Entry Level


  • Summer Meals, Operations
  • Position Type- Temporary for approx. 13 weeks beginning June 5th
  • Compensation- $18.50/HR


Once school is out, many children no longer have access to the nutritious breakfast and lunch they depend on throughout the year. Through the Food Bank of South Jersey’s Summer Meals Program, we ensure thousands of children in low-income areas continue to receive important nutrition during long school vacations. The Summer Meals Production Manager oversees the day-to-day food preparation operations at either our Pennsauken or Virtua Hospital location. They will directly manage volunteers and provide guidance, support, resources, and tools to staff who help supervise volunteer projects. The Production Manager is an important supervisory position involving responsibility for efficiently packing breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner items on time in correct quantities using a volunteer workforce.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Supervises and participates in food preparation
  • Trains and assists Summer Meals staff and volunteers in proper handling of foods, correct use and care of equipment, and high standards of sanitation and safety
  • Accurately and easily communicates instructions and standards to staff and volunteers
  • Inspects kitchen and prep areas daily to assure compliance with health, safety, and sanitation requirements
  • Manages Summer Meals inventory and related records
  • Ensures meals are built according to menu, in correct quantities, labeled, and stored safely
  • Communicates with Summer Meals and warehouse staff to exchange information, receive suggestions, and resolve issues related to meal preparation
  • Demonstrates regular attendance and punctuality
  • Performs other duties consistent with the position assigned as may be requested by Senior Manager of Sourcing & Procurement

Reporting Relationship

Reports to Senior Manager of Sourcing & Procurement

Leadership Capabilities

  • Train others in preparation of food in large quantities
  • Schedule and supervise staff and volunteers and meet schedules on time lines
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Keep team energy high during demanding shifts
  • Promote team environment

Business Process

  • Ability to effectively manage a wide array of tasks, projects, and responsibilities
  • Ability to work productively in an unstructured environment with frequent interruptions
  • Willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the job

Oral Communication Skills

  • Communicate with diverse groups and individuals
  • Demonstrated capability to conduct one’s self in a calm and professional demeanor when dealing with the public and/or with difficult situations

Personal Appearance Expectations

  • Neat, clean personal appearance appropriate for food service

Technical Experience

  • Proficient in basic computer applications such as word processing and spreadsheets

Field Experience

  • Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility

Certification or License Requirements

  • Willingness to become ServSafe Certified. Free training will be offered

Physical Qualifications for the position

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs including loading and unloading food, supplies, and equipment as needed
  • Physical ability to operate kitchen and warehouse equipment according to safe, recommended methods
  • Physical mobility and endurance to perform tasks while standing/walking for long periods of time
  • Ability to assess condition of food
  • Ability to effectively communicate in person or by phone, and exchange accurate information


  • High School Diploma or equivalency
  • College degree or degree in progress preferred
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