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Sourcing Specialist II at Compassion October, 2022 Job Description
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This intermediate specialist procures goods and services, primarily locally, that are required for Compassion to fulfill its ministry. This incumbent places orders for goods and services and negotiates prices and delivery conditions, achieving terms that are in the Compassion’s best interest. He or she actively negotiates favorable terms, volume discounts and long-term contracts with suppliers to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. At this career level, the incumbent generally works independently on moderately complex sourcing projects or as a team member on larger projects. He or she may coach other specialists.

Responsibilities

Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.

Acts as an advocate to raise the awareness of the needs of children. Understands Christ’s mandate to protect children. Commits to and prioritizes child protection considerations in all decision-making, tasks and activities across the ministry. Abides by all behavioral expectations in Compassion’s Statement of Commitment to Child Protection and Code of Conduct. Reports any concerns of abuse, neglect or exploitation of children through Compassion’s internal reporting process and appropriately supports responses to incidents if they occur.

Effectively procures supplies, materials and services to fulfill Compassion ministry programs. Ensures the most favorable terms and conditions for local ministry operations.

Sources and procures goods and services from approved vendors, being mindful of sales, promotional campaigns, and other opportunities to secure reduced prices. Assesses the supplier’s products to ensure they that they comply with specifications and meet the organization’s quality standards.

Negotiates prices and delivery conditions and commits to purchases (within established limits of authority), achieving terms that are in the Compassion’s best interest. Actively negotiates favorable terms, volume discounts and long-term contracts with suppliers to reduce costs and improve efficiencies.

Employs tools for cost reduction such as supplier consolidation, quality improvements and process efficiencies. Reviews purchase order claims for conformance to company policy, discussing defects and delivery problems and negotiating refunds.

Interprets client requisitions and anticipates demand for goods and services,  monitoring the quality and timeliness of items supplied, and  following-up with vendors to ensure timely delivery. Communicates the status of orders with internal customers.

Resolves vendor-related problems with regard to specifications, timing, quality, quantity, and delivery.

May provide expertise to other professionals and support staff in the sourcing discipline.

May coach and provide expertise to other professionals and support staff in the sourcing discipline.

QUALIFICATIONS

Faith

Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Culture

Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion’s core “Cultural Behaviors” in all internal and external communication and relationships.

Education

Bachelor degree in Procurement or related field.

Work Experience

5 years working experience in procurement, sourcing or a related field.

Licenses and Certifications

None

Other

N/A

*** Equivalent education, training, experience and/or certification may be substituted for any of the minimum qualifications listed above ***

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work Environment

Office – Standard Office Environment

Physical Demands

Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day

Travel Requirements

May be required to travel up to 10% of normal schedule

The deadline to apply is November 2nd, 2022

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