1+ months


Kelly Services
Petaluma, CA 94953
**Buyer Position Available (Direct Hire) - Petaluma, CA**

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Senior Buyer for one of their top pharmaceutical clients in the Petaluma, CA area.


+ Responsible for purchasing commodity products, chemicals, equipment, and supplies. The buyer is responsible for all aspects of daily order management and is able to solve complex problems with innovation and ingenuity. Supports the clients procurement team and assists in the resolution of pricing and product issues. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and prioritizing workload, committing financial resources, and using considerable judgment in complex situations. The Senior Buyer steps into leadership roles regularly and fills in for the manager when needed. Serves as a resource for the team.


+ Key owner of the supplier relationship. In conjunction with the clients procurement team, owns and resolves the daily tactical supply chain issues such as backorder resolution, open order expediting, lead time management, supplier production issues, etc. Assists in supplier planning sessions in support of customers goals and objectives.

+ Serves as a liaison between Client and Suppliers, maintains positive vendor relationships, plans and inputs to the negotiation of beneficial supplier agreements on behalf of the company.

+ Supports new product launches, product promotions, or discontinuations. Proactively analyzes and makes suggestions to the planning team with regards to replenishment strategies to optimize inventory investment.

+ Identifies and corrects Supply Chain constraints by acting as liaison between Sales, Customer Service, Warehouse and Suppliers. Analyzes key trends in order history in the context of the Customers Supply Chain processes to proactively identify and propose key process improvements to the Supplier and functional teams. Advises management on proactive changes to supplier management strategy.

+ Expedites, cancels /defers and ensures system generated and manual purchase orders are aligned to support Customer need dates.

+ Evaluates suppliers based on capability, performance and delivery.

+ Daily review of stock-outs; accountable for timely resolution of supply chain issues.

+ Works with suppliers to improve cost, quality, delivery dates and lead time.

+ Represents Supply Chain in supplier negotiations. Collaborates with the appropriate functional teams to assist in the resolution of issues such as: damage claims, rejections, losses, returns, over shipments, cancellations, and discontinuations. Commits resources as needed.

+ Works with peers to manage supply chain standard operating procedures and create new documents when needed.

+ Acts as team lead and resource to other buyers. Must be comfortable completing tasks as well as delegating. Manages team projects to ensure they stay on task.

+ Mentors team members. Shares new concepts and knowledge with others.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

+ BS degree in Logistics, Business, or Mathematics or equivalent experience required; MBA a plus

+ 5-8+ years working in a procurement capacity

+ APICS/CPIM certification desirable and strongly preferred

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

+ Proficient in MS office suite (Excel, Access, Word), Demonstrated ability to analyze large data sets

+ Solid written and verbal communication skills, work experience in a matrix environment desirable.

+ Formal problem solving training highly desirable, i.e. Six Sigma

+ Strong analytical skills

+ Strong time management and organizational skills. Focus oriented with attention to detail

+ Strong negotiating skills

+ Ability to work independently without direct oversight; and delegate when appropriate

+ Demonstrated ability to analyze large data sets

+ Demonstrated project management skills

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

With Kelly, youll have access to some of the worlds highest regarded scientific organizationsproviding you with opportunities to work on todays most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits youll be proud to help advance. We work with 90 of the Fortune 100 companies and found opportunities for more than 10,000 scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world a better place. Let Kelly fuel your careerconnect with us today.

**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. at
Posted: 2019-12-16 Expires: 2020-02-15

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