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Buyer IV

Kelly Services
Longview, TX 75601
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**Kelly Services is assisting our client with identifying a Buyer IV in Longview, Texas.**

**Title: Buyer IV**

**Hire Type: Direct Hire**

**Salary: $93,000 - $110,000 Annually**

**Location: Longview, Texas (Onsite)**

**Job Summary:**

The Buyer Iv manages the most critical and strategic purchasing responsibilities within the team of buyers, reporting to the Purchasing Manager. Manages the project purchasing of prototypes and NPI (new product introduction) materials. Purchases materials and services at the most favorable terms for the organization, directly responsible for cost savings, working capital improvement, and supplier performance. Qualifies vendors, launches and evaluates RFQs and RFPs, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services. Tracks purchases, monitors vendor quality, and maintains a current database of vendor information. May be responsible for checking and guiding the work of lower-level buyers. Works with very little supervision. Takes a leadership role on projects and acts as a backup manager at times. Responsible for daily purchasing tasks including but not limited to: maintaining stock levels, creating POs, building supplier relationships, following up on open orders, and communicating proactively to internal customers. The Buyer III will own the relationship with the assigned suppliers and be responsible for performance metrics of those suppliers. Responsible for researching, negotiating, and onboarding new sources of supply.


+ Responsible for using industry best practices and strategies to lead negotiation of cost, terms, and contracts.

+ NPI purchasing and ramp-up management with critical suppliers

+ Contract/Cost Negotiation

+ Collaborate with vendors on process and cost improvements

+ Research new supply sources

+ Own supplier relationships for assigned commodities

+ Onboarding new suppliers

+ Investigate reoccurring supplier problems, determine root causes, and take corrective action

+ Vendor performance metric monitoring, improvement, and corrective action as required

+ Proactively manage on-time delivery from suppliers

+ Identify and implement best practice process improvements

+ Create POs to vendors, blanket POs for regularly used materials, managing delivery and acknowledgements

+ Create and send regular forecasts to suppliers, quarterly at a minimum

+ Accurately maintain master data, PO data, and other system parameters

+ Strategic Sourcing planning, process implementation, and execution

+ TCO and Cost reduction

+ Project management with cross functional teams with the goal of cost reduction/innovation

+ Perform other duties as assigned

**Requirements (education, experience, travel, physical, work environment):**

+ Associates Degree in Supply Chain, a related field or equivalent experience.

+ Minimum of 5 years related work experience.

+ APICS and/or purchasing certification preferred

+ A specialist on complex technical and business matters.

+ Comfortable in the use of Microsoft Excel, preferably including formulas, VLOOKUPs, pivot tables, etc.

+ Experience with MAPICS purchasing system preferred.

+ Solid project management skills

+ Minimal travel required (<10%).

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

Youre looking to keep your career moving onward and upward, and were here to help you do just that. Our financial staffing experts will connect you with premier companies for opportunities where you can learn, grow, and thrive. Jobs that fit your skills and experience, and most importantly, fit right on your path of where you want to go in in your career. It all adds up.

**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 (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). 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 and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.


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Posted: 2022-05-06 Expires: 2022-06-06

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