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The Partnership for the Homeless
Operations Manager
Brooklyn, New York
01/07/08


Operations Manager for Furnish a Future "helping homeless families and individuals transform empty apartments into homes"

The Partnership for the Homeless, a leading social service and advocacy organization, seeks an experienced professional to manage the day-to-day operations of Furnish a Future, its furniture redistribution program located in a 29000 square foot showroom and warehouse in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. Furnish a Future is an integral part of The Partnership's broad continuum of care that helps homeless families and individuals make the transition from shelters to homes by furnishing apartments, at no cost, with furniture and household goods donated by the design and hotel industry, manufacturers, corporations, and individuals.

Managing warehouse and customer service staff, as well as a fleet of independent truckers, the Operations Manager will be responsible for managing truckers and routing, inbound and outbound inventory, overseeing program wide warehouse systems, and facilities management. The Operations Manager will also work closely with the Project Director and other Partnership management staff to implement new program services.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating delivery and pick-up routes for trucker to assure that schedules are maintained;
  • Developing warehouse work schedules and work flow systems, supervising and motivating a team of warehouse workers and administrative staff;
  • Maintaining an inventory system of furniture and housewares using a bar code system, and establishing procedures for furniture storage and maintenance;
  • Overseeing databases that include client and donor information;
  • Managing all aspects of facilities management, including HVAC systems;
  • Managing relationships with vendors, clients, and donors to ensure customer satisfaction, as well as working with other social service and community groups on special projects;
  • Assisting the Project Director with special projects, including bulk donations, furniture drives and special events; and,
  • Assisting warehouse and office staff in their day-to-day responsibilities, when necessary.
Candidates should have:
  • Minimum 2 years experience in warehouse operations and supervision of warehouse staff;
  • College preferred, but not essential. Bi-lingual a plus.
  • Knowledge of bar coding and inventory systems.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and delegate responsibilities;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; and,
  • Knowledge of office software programs.
The Partnership offers an excellent salary and benefits package. Visit our webs site: www.partnershipforthehomeless.org for more information about our organization. Interested applicants should send a resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

The Partnership for the Homeless
Human Resources Representative
305 Seventh Avenue, 13th floor
NY, NY 10001

Or e-mail: jobs@pfth.org
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Apply:
via Email - jobs@pfth.org


Contact:
The Partnership for the Homeless
Human Resources Representative
305 Seventh Avenue, 13th floor
NY, NY 10001
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