The Salvation Army

Purchasing Manager

US-NY-West Nyack
Job ID
Supplies and Purchasing
Regular Full-Time


Reporting to the Trade Secretary, the Purchasing Manager is responsible for purchasing merchandise for stock and special orders.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and process purchase orders for merchandise including apparel, tailoring supplies, seasonal and special orders and additional items.
  • Initiate and follow up on all purchase orders and correspondence with vendors.
  • Contact vendors, accept special orders.
  • Respond to inquiries and/or complaints regarding orders.
  • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances.
  • Make quarterly presentations to the Trade Council.
  • As needed, consult with the Trade Secretary on questionable requests, inquiries, re-ordering of stock and vendor issues.
  • Supervise the filing of correspondence, purchase orders, special cases etc. of clerical personnel
  • Confirm and review cost and selling prices for possible up-grading.
  • Analyze the Availability Report, reordering and blocking as needed.
  • Review and recommend changes on forms used by the Trade Department (cash receipts, receiving slips, purchase orders, etc.)
  • Participate in the training and/or orientation of new employees as needed.



  • One year of college or technical school and/or one to three years of related experience.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and IBM Notes.
  • Sound knowledge of general office practices.
  • Good analytical and mathematical skills




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 


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