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Parsippany, NJ
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Job Title Buyer

Jobid US24JDNS_BH1437203

Location: Parsippany, NJ, 07054, USA

Description Job Title: Buyer

Location: Parsippany, NJ

Duration: 6 month contract, possibly longer depending on performance and work load.

Compensation: $28 – $35 (negotiable)

About the role

As part of Home & Hygiene Procurement Team, the Buyer will be responsible for all the External Manufacturing Suppliers. The role is to develop and implement sourcing strategies as well as create strong relationship with the different internal stakeholders in Marketing and R&D to efficiently support and drive the innovation pipeline. The position will also be responsible for managing high profile projects to support business continuity strategies and cost reduction programs as well as the management of COG’s and payment terms in support of net revenue, gross margin and NWC improvement.

Key Responsibilities

+ Define a strategy to manage external manufacturers and increase the partnership with selected suppliers. Monitor vendor performance (OTIF) & take corrective actions
+ Secure supply chain on existing portfolio with implementation of Service Level Agreements. Develop a strong Business Continuity Pipeline to secure supply service due to Production Overflow.
+ Work in close coordination with R&D to support new product developments, identify or generate cost saving initiative projects and support implementation within aggressive timelines.
+ Owner of the financial performance in terms of purchasing price variance. Set up budget prices for following year. Present strategies and regular updates to the upper management
+ Consistently benchmarks key pricing points and provides analytical support derived from operational, technical and financial inputs to identify leverage points for negotiations.
+ Monitor realization of cost savings and ensures price changes are reconciled in the accounting system.

+ BS, BA degree in business, manufacturing, engineering, finance or other relevant discipline. MBA advantageous
+ 5 to 7 years of relevant work experience - progressively responsible assignments External Manufacturing preferred
+ Strong negotiation, influencing and communication skills.
+ Strong project management skills
+ Demonstrated success of completing business improvement projects such as cost reductions and business simplification processes.
+ Must have the ability to lead cross functionally with Marketing, Supply, R&D and Finance to promote change, drive efficiencies and make cost savings impact on the business.
+ Structured, analytical and results-oriented
+ Proficient in Excel
+ Able to effectively communicate and to effect change with internal budget owners, peers, senior management and suppliers.
+ Ability to work in a truly global organization. Proven experience in working in a fast moving and results driven environment which demands to work under continuous pressure.
**Why Kelly** **®** **?**

At KellyServices ® , we work with the best. Our clients include 95 of the Fortune100 ™ companies, and more than 70,000 hiring managers rely on Kelly annually to accessthe best talent to drive their business forward. If you only make one career connection today, connectwith Kelly.

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 peoplearound the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network oftalent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and iscommitted to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunityis The Law.

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