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Community Food Bank of New Jersey (Chief Operating Officer)

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• The COO should likely have an MBA or a Master’s degree and at least fifteen years of experience in establishing operational excellence. Experience as a COO is preferred.
• Proven logistics/distribution success in a time-sensitive environment. Ability to understand the complexity involved in highly integrated distribution models, including working with outside vendors and other outsourced relationships.
• Motivated, driven, self-confident and have proven leadership and a solid track record/ accomplishments in changing environments.
• Food Banking experience is highly preferred, although not essential.
• Strong financial and business acumen.
• Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem solving skills with knowledge of performance/ operation metrics.
• Innovate, creative and organized.
Qualities that match the culture of CFBNJ:
• Commitment to and passion for the mission of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
• A penchant for being proactive and a “sensible risk taker” with an intelligent point of view.
• Ability to anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and taking appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies.
• Ability to attract, develop, and retain talented individuals; create a learning environment that ensures staff realize their highest potential — allowing the organization as a whole to meet future challenges.
• Ability to move people from compliance to commitment.
• Ability to anticipate and plan for changes to current organizational policies, practices, systems, etc. needed to move in new strategic directions and to ensure long-term business viability.