Focus on the Family, Inc - Colorado Springs, CO

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The Buyer position exists to enforce and carry out of all purchasing policies and procedures in a manner that reflects professionalism and stewardship. This position is responsible for supporting ministry departments in all printing and/or procurement needs as directed by the Sr. Buyer and/or Purchasing Manager.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Processes Purchase Requisitions and Capital Appropriation Requests (CARs) from various assigned internal ministry departments for goods and services, including Print jobs, and places Purchase Orders with vendors

Processes requests for quotes, information, and proposals for goods and service as requested, including print jobs

Works to resolve Invoice Issues (price discrepancies and receiving issues)

Reviews bid proposals in coordination with assigned ministry departments to ascertain the best vendor choice for print buys, goods, and services, including negotiation of payment terms and conditions for best overall value

Assists the Sr. Buyer in interacting with Focus Legal Department to review, write, and/or develop supplier contracts

Performs follow-up with suppliers regarding purchase specifications and shipping and takes corrective action as necessary

Assists the Sr. Buyer in maintaining permanent requisition and quote files

Assists in performing different aspects of the purchasing process as directed by the Sr. Buyer and/or Purchasing Manager

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

Performs other duties as assigned

Managerial Breadth/Scope of Job:


Working Environment/Physical Requirements:

Office environment

Some exposure to warehouse/receiving dock

Required Skills


Exemplifies Ephesians 5:1-2, “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children and walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us...”

Pursues the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Focus; adheres to the Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith; upholds Focus on the Family's ministry in prayer

Prays personally for Focus on the Family’s staff and constituents and may occasionally lead in a public prayer

Demonstrates behaviors aligned with FOF core values

Personal Characteristics:

Team Oriented

Teachable, flexible, reliable

Positive, dependable, self-starter

Detailed and conscientious

Skills, Abilities, and Special Talents/Gifts:

Ability to work with contracts

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

Understanding of FOF quality purchasing standards

Good analytical and problem solving skills

Ability to carry out tasks with minimal direction

Strong attention to detail

Strong customer service skills

Stewardship Requirements:

Operates within Agency limits, per Purchasing policy

Required Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent buying experience

2-4 years general business experience, including a minimum of 2 years experience in Purchasing

Knowledge of production/purchasing cycles

Membership in professional purchasing organization encouraged

There is no relocation offered for this position. Local candidates will be considered first.

Internal candidates will be given first consideration for this position.

The starting salary for this position is $18.66 per hour.

Focus on the Family is a non-profit, 501(c)3 religious organization dedicated to helping families thrive.