Compassion International

  • Direct Mail Print Buyer & Project Specialist

    Job ID
    2018-17672
    Location Name
    Colorado Springs - GMC
    Category
    Operations and Administrative
  • Overview

    Produces moderately complex direct mail campaigns that include print as well as various digital mediums for Compassion's Sponsor Retention & Engagement Team. Knowledge of email, data processing, USPS mail-piece design requirements and lettershop is required. Communicates with various departments within Compassion as well as outside vendors; provides  sourcing/project coordination that includes estimating, purchasing, and providing detailed print and data needs to internal teams and vendors for print and email services. Experience with nonprofit direct response marketing preferred.

    Essential Job Functions

    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 for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.
    • 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's Degree 


    Work Experience

    • Three years' professional experience working in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Material Management, or similar field.
    • Strong project management Skills
    • Knowledge of USPS mail-piece design requirements
    • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Able to understand and successfully communicate verbally and in written form complex data/print requirements
    • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and balance changing projects and company needs


    Licenses and Certifications

    • Generally not required.


    *** Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above ***



    Working 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



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