Put your talent to work for a great cause: helping the hungry.

Going to work each day is one thing. Going to work for United Food Bank—and the hundreds of thousands of Arizonans counting on us for a decent meal—is so much more. It’s helping others who are most in need. It’s using your talents in new and different ways. And it’s making a difference in your own community that you can see each and every day. We believe that’s something to consider when making your next career choice. If you’d like to join our team, we have plenty of promising opportunities.

Current Openings:

Job Title: Inventory Specialist

Department: Operations

Reports To: Director of Operations

Supervises: N/A                      

FLSA Status:   Hourly

To apply, please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter to Benito Ontiveros, Director of Operations at bontiveros@unitedfoodbank.org


The Inventory Specialist ensures inventory accuracy is consistently maintained in all United Food Bank sites. This position is directly responsible for the overall safe and efficient physical storage, movement, recording and reporting of product during day to day UFB operations.


  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to lift at least 40-50 pounds at a time throughout an 8-hour shift.
  • Ability to work in an industrial freezer at temperatures of -10 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Ability to work independently within a defined operating system.
  • Understanding of warehouse and inventory control systems and practices.
  • Ability to analyze inventory reports and provide feedback and process recommendations to Senior Management.
  • Excellent record keeping skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • High energy level, strong sense of initiative, creative problem solving, flexibility, discretion, and a sense of humor

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned by the Director of Operations and President & CEO.

  • Works in collaboration with the Director of Operations to ensure that all product is properly receipted, inventoried and disbursed according to the protocols established by United Food Bank using CERES/MICROSOFT Navision Software.
  • Ensures the quality and accuracy of all inventory-receipting, orders, movements, disposal and document retention.
  • Assists the Director of Operations and Warehouse Lead with daily inventory movements
  • Performs, reconciles, and records all inventory cycle counts
  • Completes required documentation for adjustment and/or disposal of product
  • Builds and develops all inventory controls.
  • Performs random testing of picking accuracy
  • Works with Finance Department to provide monthly TEFAP inventory.


  • Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Arizona Food Handlers Card, ability to acquire Serve Safe Certification
  • Valid Arizona Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, and socio-economic levels.
  • Exhibits qualities of maturity, good judgment and tact.
  • At least one year of customer service.
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Self motivated
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher: Microsoft Suite

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, and business correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, and percentages.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software.


  • Values Focused – emphasizes organizational values in their work activities and inspires co-workers to follow their lead.
  • Analytical – synthesizes complex and/or diverse information.
  • Problem Solving – makes timely and sound decisions based on logical presumptions that reflect factual information; prioritizes work tasks, goals and objectives; considers confidentiality of information before sharing with others.
  • Oral Communication – speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
  • Planning/Organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Safety and Security – actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Motivation Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Planning/Organizing Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • QualityDemonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.