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Kelly Services
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Kelly Services has been providing outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented individuals in the marketplace. We are proud to offer a temporary opportunity to work as a **Buyer** at a prestigious Fortune 500 company working in **Carlsbad, CA**

This is a 6-month contract position at 40 hours per week.

**Important information:** This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. To be considered for this position, you must use the submit now button below to submit your resumes. If you have questions about the position, you may contact the recruiter recruiting for this position ( ) however your resume must be received via the submit now button included within.

**Job Description:**

As a Buyer you will be responsible for procuring assigned materials to ensure regional supply. The purpose is to balance the objectives of maximum product availability with strategic inventory plans. Products are purchased from key suppliers or internal manufacturing sites to replenish the Distribution Center. Execution of the purchasing function is done via systemic trigger points or to a forecast. Additionally, the Buyer may be responsible for analyzing inventory trends, proposing process improvements, and aiding in the generation of key reports and metrics.


+ Obtaining materials, components, equipment, and services based on material requirements planning MRP or requisition.

+ Maintain procurement records for purchases made.

+ Coordinating purchasing activities with manufacturing and other departments to acquire/maintain inventory at planned level.

+ Resolving incorrect invoices, shipping errors, cancellation of orders, replacements of materials not meeting company specifications including engineering changes.

+ Monitor shipments to ensure that goods come in on-time and in the event of problems, trace shipments and follow up on undelivered goods.

+ Timely and effective communication of forecasts and purchase orders to suppliers.

+ Process non-conforming material requests and RMA requests with supply chain partners.

+ Daily backorder review/expedites and management. Provide and/or analyze reports, as needed.

+ Minimize scrap due to age and obsolescence.

+ Process vendor returns, MRB and resolving inbound supplier issues.

+ Various additional tasks assigned by the manager from time-to-time.


+ Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or related field and at least 3+ years purchasing experience is required.

+ Purchasing experience in a manufacturing or service spares distribution role.

+ Knowledge of warehouse management operations and inventory control methods in a manufacturing environment.

+ Ability to work effectively with little direct supervision.

+ Skilled at managing multiple tasks, while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy under tight time deadlines.

+ Ability to evaluate, prioritize and problem solve to ensure timely and accurate completion of tasks.

+ Ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of internal and external partners.

+ Knowledge of Oracle Planning/Procurement is strongly preferred.

+ Experience with other ERP systems, like JD Edwards or SAP will be considered.

+ Experience with Microsoft Office is required, e.g., Excel, Word, etc.

+ Ability to apply critical thinking/analysis.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

As a worker today, its up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find whats next is what were all about. We know whats going on in the evolving world of workjust ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

**About Kelly** ****

At **Kelly** , were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.


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Posted: 2020-11-20 Expires: 2020-12-21

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