Central Food & Supplies Supervisor

Full-Time Position Available 

Central Food & Supplies Supervisor


The Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) is an 83 year-old student-governed and operated non-profit affordable housing cooperative near the University of California at Berkeley.  The BSC provides housing and food service to over 1300 students in 17 room-and-board houses and 3 apartment complexes.   The BSC operates a full-service food, supply, and furniture warehouse to facilitate operations at our housing units.  To learn more about the cooperative please visit us at www.bsc.coop.  


The Central Food and Supplies (CFS) Supervisor is responsible for overseeing BSC warehousing operations and ensuring the smooth functioning of food, furniture, and supplies delivery services to BSC units.  The CFS Supervisor is responsible for receiving shipments at the central warehouse, keeping accurate inventory of all goods, developing and implementing appropriate loss prevention measures, and ensuring the prompt and consistent delivery of goods to the units.  The CFS Supervisor trains and supervises all warehouse personnel and ensures that appropriate safety procedures are followed.

The CFS Supervisor is also responsible for supervising the Assistant CFS Supervisor, who trains and provides on-going support to student Kitchen and Waste Reduction Managers who work at each individual house/apartment complex to ensure that house-level food and refuse/recycling services run smoothly; the Assistant CFS Supervisor also provides assistance in the oversight of warehouse operations, as needed.  The CFS Supervisor may be required to perform additional tasks, as assigned by the Operations Manager.


Applicants must have at least two years college and at least three years of supervisory experience with a team of at least five direct reports.  Three years of warehousing experience and prior food service experience are also required.  Previous experience warehousing perishables goods is preferred.  An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.

Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of safe and efficient food service practices and extensive knowledge of food distribution, inventory, and quality control systems.  Applicants must also possess excellent supervisory skills and the ability to train and supervise a large number of part-time student workers.  Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are necessary for this position.  You must be able to work independently, establish priorities, and ensure the timely completion of tasks and projects.  You must be able to analyze complex systems and suggest/implement improvements.  You must have the ability to work with a diverse array of individuals and students in particular.  Tact, firmness, and a willingness to enforce BSC policy, safety, health and sanitation, and habitability standards are required.  You must be able to learn quickly and work in a fast-paced office and warehouse environment.  Applicants must also have intermediate skills with Microsoft Office, databases, type 50 WPM, and be able to use a 10-key calculator quickly and accurately.  If hired, you must pass and maintain a Food Service Manager and Proctor/Trainer Certification.   


  1. Ability to work in a normal office environment, sit or stand for prolonged periods, operate a computer keyboard, 10-key calculator, printer, copier, fax, and telephone, and engage in repetitive motions.
  2. Ability to talk, listen, stoop, kneel, reach, sit, stand, move, lift, carry, pull or push heavy objects/materials, walk about warehouse/loading dock areas and on uneven terrain, observe and measure physical attributes of products and goods, and distinguish shades of color.
  3. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally.


This is a full-time, exempt position with a highly competitive annual salary based on prior experience and skill level.  Benefits and other conditions of employment are pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement, which currently provides for annual cost-of-living adjustments, annual performance-based raises and/or bonuses, health and dental insurance for employee and dependents, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, paid retirement benefits, and long-term disability and life insurance. 


You must fill out a BSC application and submit your resume along with a list of three professional references.  An application is available at 2424 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA between 10am and 5pm, Monday - Friday and can be downloaded from our job website hicom.bsc.coop.  Applications must be received by 12pm on Monday, October 3, 2016.  Applications may be submitted to the address above or emailed to jobs@bsc.coop.   For more information, please contact Kim Benson, Executive Director, at kbenson@bsc.coop by email only please. 


HiCom (Chair),
Sep 11, 2016, 10:54 AM