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Distribution and Operations Warehouse Coordinator

Posted In: Brooklyn, New York


FLSA: Non-Exempt/Overtime Eligible

Benefits: Eligible

Hours Per Week: 40/Full-time

To apply, please visit: http://metcouncil.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=1784015&job

Met Council is America’s largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy. Met Council’s ten different departments are staffed by experts who helped over 305,000 clients in 2020 and continuously advocate on behalf of all needy New Yorkers. Our holistic programs range from 100% affordable housing at 20 locations to our award-winning family violence program to comprehensive Holocaust survivor assistance to senior programming to crisis intervention to the largest free kosher food distribution program in the world. Our network of 101 food pantries, 20 affordable housing sites, and 15 JCCs provide services directly in neighborhoods across New York.

Position Summary:

The Distribution and Operations Warehouse Coordinator is responsible for assisting the warehouse manager in the successful and efficient operations of Met Council’s kosher food bank. The coordinator ensures the ins and outs of the warehouse operations are well organized and executed. The coordinator is also a partner to the warehouse manager in ensuring that staff, space, equipment, and food are all well managed as they are critical assets to our success.

Principal Responsibilities:

Assist warehouse manager by leading warehouse associates in daily operations
Coordinate support for inbound and outbound deliveries, including overseeing the loading and unloading of incoming trailers, supporting inventory processes, placing product in correct locations
Load and unload Met Council trucks, making sure agencies delivery addresses are correct and drivers have correct information and equipment to safely make deliveries
Maintain awareness and knowledge of condition and location of fleet vehicles
Ensure that inbound and outbound inventory procedures are followed, such as products being correct by count, brand, and that important dates & information are documented
Expedite all daily orders to make sure all staff are using correct inventory
Maintain maintenance schedule for equipment making sure all operational equipment are working perfectly
Meet with warehouse management to coordinate warehouse activities, such as production, inventory operations, extermination, temperature logs, and any other important issues
Train new personnel on warehouse operations
Additional responsibilities as assigned


Ability to communicate clearly in both verbal and written communication
Exceptionally strong problem solving skills
Detail oriented and able to juggle multiple, sometimes competing, tasks
Adept with learning new systems and comfortable with inventory tracking technology
Strong team player with a can-do attitude
Ability to work independently and manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously
Willingness to comply with established directives, policies and best practices
Maintain a professional manner and appearance in the workplace

Skills and Education:

Must have 2+ years of experience managing teams and/or projects
Ability to cross-train associates and lead personnel.
Equivalent work experience
Ability to operate forklift effectively
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, and comfort with inventory and warehouse management software
Working knowledge of Kashruth preferred

Special Requirements:

Comfort working both in warehouse and in shared office space
Must be vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to certain exemptions)

Physical Demands:

Required Constantly: Walking, sitting, grasping, bending, stooping, squatting, computer input, finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Reaching above the shoulder, and lifting, pushing and pulling 5-50 pounds.

Benefits: Major medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Pre-tax commuter benefits, FSA, 403(b) with employer match, plus generous vacation, sick leave and holidays

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