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Buyer/Planner

Kelly Services
Bothell, WA 98021
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/Planner** at a prestigious Fortune 500 company working in **Bothell, WA.**



This is a 6-month temporary position at 40 hours per week with possibility of extension.



**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 ( keig126@kellyservices.com ) however your resume must be received via the submit now button included within.



**Summary:**






The Buyer/Planner is responsible for interpreting and analyzing demand and usage requirements for various materials to support the Manufacturing Site in Bothell, WA and Corporate Research and Development Sites in Seattle, WA. Those materials include typical pharmaceutical supplies such as operating supplies, general and critical raw materials, components, equipment and maintenance supplies. The role will collaborate with both internal and external organizations to ensure supply continuity and optimum combination of delivery, quality and value. The Buyer/Planner will contribute to the deployment of strategic sourcing projects and methodologies supporting manufacturing & development operations.






**Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:**



+ Advanced proficiency in purchasing / planning / ERP systems and analytics tools

+ Advanced knowledge of fundamental concepts of materials requirements, planning and procurement including: inventory management, cycle counts, expediting and order placement

+ Ability to effectively communicate problem statements and viable solution options using pro vs. con and cost vs. benefit approaches

+ Ability to present data and analyses in an organized, clear and concise manner

+ Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications

+ Proficient written and verbal communication skills

+ Ability to work independently for extended periods of time

+ Ability to work as a team and mentor peers

+ Ability to understand and solve complicated supply and demand problems

+ Basic knowledge of cGMP/Pharmaceutical regulations

+ Ability to travel < 10% of time






**Duties and Responsibilities:**



+ Develop, maintain and actively manage relationships to optimize total cost of ownership.

+ Participate in regular supplier and contractual performance evaluations and periodic business review meetings with stakeholders and suppliers.

+ Place orders via purchase order line item releases.

+ Maintain system planning parameters (e.g. lot size, lead-time and safety stock levels)

+ Monitor product life cycles and alert appropriate team members to any actionable inventory requirements and disruption to supply.

+ Conduct investigation and root cause analyses on any supply disruptions or material quality issues and report on corrective actions.

+ Complete spend analytics and supplier analyses to develop project base for evaluation and consolidation of spend across our global supply network.

+ Participates in cross-functional teams to improve systems, processes or internal/external performance.

+ Performs other tasks as assigned.






**Education and Experience:**



+ Bachelors degree required.

+ 7+ years relevant work experience required

+ 3+ years of experience supporting ERP systems (preferably Oracle EBS).

+ An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may substitute.



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






Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.






**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/non-traditional 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 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.
Posted: 2021-02-22 Expires: 2021-03-25

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