Restore Salvage Service Manager (Closes when filled interviews start May 2)

Position: Salvage Services Manager
Department: Salvage Services
Reports To:  Vice President of Retail Operations
Status:  Full Time/Exempt

Compensation:  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, retirement and other benefits


The Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets take donated new and used building materials, furniture, appliances, lighting fixtures and other home goods, then sell them to raise money for Habitat home-building projects while keeping tons of reusable materials out of area landfills.

The Salvage Services Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the salvage service, including, but not limited to, oversight of staff and volunteers, customer service, project scheduling, estimating and program planning and budgeting. Portland, Oregon is one of the most exciting places to be if you are interested in the deconstruction industry.  In October 2016, Portland will be one of the first cities that will have code language drafted specifically requiring deconstruction!  You can be a leader in this field while joining the management team of one of the most successful ReStore operations in the country.  If you are highly motivated, have experience in construction or deconstruction, wish to live in a fun, vibrant and green city this is a great opportunity!  Come join our team!

Key Responsibilities:

● Direct and oversee kitchen and nonstructural deconstruction program

● Build and develop ReStore program for third party full deconstruction partnerships

● Work with VP of Retail Operations on creating and maintaining a budget and long-term plan for the program

● Work directly with all members of the management team as necessary to grow the program

● Recruitment, training and guidance of staff and volunteers

● Provide verbal and written performance feedback to staff and volunteers 

● Direct outreach to demolition contractors, remodelers, general contractors and other potential clients

● Assist other salvage entities, the City of Portland, and Metro in promoting and educating the public about deconstruction

● Stay up to date on OSHA guidelines, industry best practices, and update staff and volunteer trainings as needed 

● Maintain tools and vehicles to allow for a safe, fun and productive on-site environment for staff and volunteers

● Schedule and estimate fees for projects, create contracts, and provide quality customer service and support

● Collect and record project documentation and fees for the finance department.

● Work on-site with staff and volunteers as needed

● Handle any customer service issues and recognize when issues should be elevated to the VP of Retail Operations

Required Skills and Abilities:

● Work as a team with management, staff and volunteers

● High level knowledge of tools involved in deconstruction and ability to train others in their use.

● High level knowledge of reusable materials and how to maximize salvage

● High level knowledge of the market for materials

● Deconstructor Credential or ability to work toward credential

● Manage time well, such as timely arrival for shift, reporting hours, taking appropriate breaks, and managing sites effectively

● Master of communication including telephone, e-mail, Google drive and tablets

● Ability to adapt to a changing work environment; learn new operations and skills as program develops

● Maintain and nurture a professional environment for salvage service staff and volunteers

● Work with the VP of Retail Operations on other duties as assigned, including taking on leadership roles within the community and management team

Minimum Requirements:

● Five years deconstruction, estimating, construction, or remodeling experience

● Three years managing staff and/or volunteers

● Valid driver's license and ability to drive large box trucks

● Ability to safely lift 75 lbs. regularly and to team lift heavier items through varied terrain(i.e. granite countertops, large solid wood cabinets, and large appliances)

● Ability to work in varied environments (rain, wind, hot, cold etc.)

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to  Open until filled.  First interviews starting the week of May 2.  Please apply early.

Note:  This job description is intended as a guideline only and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee.  Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, 

expressed or implied.  All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an equal opportunity employer.