The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area Director of Supplies and Purchasing in West Nyack, New York


The Director of Supplies and Purchasing provides leadership, active supervision and holds accountable to our standards all staff in the Supplies & Purchasing Department. This individual applies business operation principals to achieve budgetary goals and appropriate principals to support the Salvation Army operatives to achieve the optimum standards in acquisition based on price, service and quality. The Director disseminates new products supporting the objectives of the Salvation Army. This individual coordinates and reviews the overall work of the Supplies & Purchasing department, and understands all requirements for the Salvation Army’s soldier and officer uniforms and all supplies and products of the Salvation Army. The Director is responsible for securing ministry support materials for use at all Salvation Army Program Centers in the most cost efficient way. This position reports to the Secretary of Business Administration.


  • Fifth year college or university program certificate and five years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • This position requires an active, uniform-wearing Salvationist in good standing.

  • Knowledge of preparing the required Salvation Army uniform wearing requirements.

  • Strong understanding of the Salvation Army’s wearing apparel industry.

  • Knowledge of business and management principles.

  • Knowledge of retail, distribution management, manufacturing, and publishing.

  • Strong skills in contract negotiations and vendor relationships.

  • Excellent communication skills related to individual and group encounters.

  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills.

  • Ability to supervise, motivate and evaluate the work of assigned staff.

  • Ability to meet attendance requirements.

  • Ability to speak, read and write English in a manner that is sufficient for effective communication with supervisors, employees, officers and customers; and to perform the requirements of this job.

  • Extensive knowledge of and skill in applying management principles and preferred business practices.

  • Extensive skills in planning and maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.

  • Ability to perform both routine and complex mathematical calculations.

  • Ability to type and operate a personal computer.

  • Extensive knowledge of Salvation Army policies and procedures.

  • Good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office products, especially Word and Excel.

  • Knowledge of a Salvation Army Trade department, preferred.

  • Good knowledge of all aspects of Salvationist resources, such as publications, music, uniforms, etc.

  • Local and national travel as necessary to fulfill needs of the Trade Department -approximately once per month.

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

Job ID2018-4329

CategorySupplies and Purchasing

TypeRegular Full-Time