Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Senior Purchasing

ID
2018-1366
Category
Accounting/Finance

Overview

Kenneth Copeland Ministries reaches out with uncompromised Bible teaching focused on faith, love, healing, prosperity and restoration. Additionally, over the years, more than 60 million people have responded to the message of salvation through our ministry efforts. Together with the prayer and support of our Partners, we are impacting the world for Jesus Christ and changing lives every day!

 

Senior Purchasing Agent
Accounting

8:00am - 6:00pm Monday through Thursday

Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Purchasing Agent is given the authority by the ministry to act as a representative, official, or emissary for the purpose of purchasing a wide variety of materials. The position primarily purchases for our IT Department while providing support for other ministry projects.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work directly with local and national vendors to negotiate the best price for each item by sending out bid requests. Determines which vendor would be best suited for each specific job. This is based on price, quality of work, turn around time, history and reliability of vendor.
  • Research and Bid/Quote for budgeting purposes and turnaround times.
  • Work as a liaison between KCM and vendors to coordinate all job specifications and delivery scheduling. Suggest materials or components which may benefit the ministry.
  • Conduct quality checks as necessary. This may require meeting with the vendor/supplier/manufacturer and KCM Reps for final adjustments, if needed, for the desired outcome.
  • Visit facilities, if needed, to effectively evaluate prospective vendors.       Inspect facility quality control, the condition of plant and equipment, atmosphere, production procedure and service.
  • Make prompt and fair adjustments when there is a deficiency in performance such as quality or timely delivery.
  • Efficient scheduling and planning is required.
  • Conduct conference calls when necessary between KCM departments and the vendor to guarantee the quality of purchased items is to our specifications.
  • Maintain consistency of quality from project to project.
  • Develop good vendor relationships in order to create an attitude and desire to furnish the ministry with new ideas, products and better prices and service.
  • Assist in complicated problem solving and decision making.
  • Must be able to identify qualified, reliable and progressive sources of supply and attain and maintain their active interest and cooperation in supplying and servicing the ministry.
  • Advise vendors of complex and rigid specifications for custom designed or unique items.
  • Coordinate delivery, set up, installation and manufacturing time frames, which may require several vendors to complete one project.
  • Able to handle problems or delays and manage critical delivery times.
  • Follow up on jobs, to ensure that vendor met all the required specifications.
  • Responsible for authorizing payment of invoices and contacting vendors for any discrepancy.

 

 

Qualifications

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education:

            High school diploma

 

Experience:

5 years professional purchasing experience

 

Skills/Abilities:

  • High level of technical knowledge in the IT industry.
  • High level of mental/visual effort required due to continuous attention for necessary details.
  • Able to handle interruptions and work at a fast pace while maintaining good decision-making skills.
  • Efficient scheduling and planning abilities are necessary to handle multiple tasks.
  • Must be self-motivated and not easily intimidated—eager to confront.
  • Type 50 wpm.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Dependable and reliable.
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn.
  • “Do what it takes” attitude.
  • Well-developed negotiation skills.
  • Peacemaker – not easily rattled. 

Other:

  • Born again believer and must adhere to the doctrines of this organization as upheld by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland and their appointed representatives.
  • Must work well with others, as a team and according to Romans 16:17, must not cause dissension, difficulties and divisions.
  • Must maintain a good attendance record. 

 

EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:

Computers, Fax machine, Telephone, Calculator

 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to sit at a desk for up to 7.5 hours.

 

    • Must be able to stand, stoop or bend at times.
    • Must be able to push, pull or carry heavy equipment.
  • Required to operate computers, fax machine, calculators, and telephone.

 

 

TYPICAL MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans.
  • Must be very organized and require a limited amount of instruction.
  • Must understand vague and implicit instructions, and react favorably in all work situations.
  • Must be detailed, organized, and communicative.
  • Must be task and goal oriented.
  • Able to multi-task.
  • Must adapt well to changing work situations.
  • Must be able to grasp and apply new ideas.
  • Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions.
  • Must relate and interact with people at all levels.
  • Must have good command of the English language and be able to proofread work.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Standard office environment.
  • Heavy phone use.
  • Works at fast pace.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.

 

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