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Buyer / Procurement Specialist

Kelly Services
Santa Monica, CA 90407
Every day, Kelly Services connects professionals with opportunities to advance their careers. We currently have an exciting 6+ month, long term contract opportunity as a Buyer for a top fortune 500 company in Santa Monica CA.


**Title:** Buyer


**Duration:** 6+ months


**Location:** Santa Monica CA


**Essential Duties and Responsibilities:**


+ We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Global Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (GSSP) team as a Buyer supporting indirect procurement operations at the state-of-the-art Santa Monica, CA facility.

+ Process purchase requisitions and issue purchase orders to suppliers to meet customer service levels.

+ Source requisitions below sourcing threshold and send RFQ and RFPs to suppliers.

+ Follow current procedures, policies and guidelines

+ Act as the point of contact for internal customers day-to-day interactions, help desk / support function

+ Collaborate with the appropriate clients functional teams to assist in the resolution of issues such as: invoice holds, open pos, damage claims, rejections, losses, returns, over shipments, cancellations, and discontinuations.

+ Work with Accounts Payable, Receiving and vendors in the resolution of discrepancies between purchase order, receipt and invoice payment

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

+ Analyze performance and issues related to Purchasing process and systems

+ Propose and support Purchasing system and process improvements

+ Support Supply Chain team with ad-hoc projects

+ Assist with Change Management activities associated with Purchasing process and system changes


**Qualifications:**


+ Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

+ Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic, and highly fluid company environment with minimal direction

+ Demonstrates respect, focuses on delivering value, and embraces learning and continual improvement

+ To be able to manage ambiguity and frequently evolving priorities

+ Ability to adjust workload based upon changing priorities

+ Strong team player

+ Experience in pharmaceutical or biotech industry

+ Experience with ERP Systems -Oracle EBS, SAP or similar

+ Experience with P2P and spend management tools such as Ariba, Bravo/Jaggaer, Tableau


**Education / Experience:**


+ 2+ years experience in Procurement and/or IT and/or Project Management and/or Data Analytics with a Bachelors degree OR 5+ years experience in Procurement with a High School degree

+ Preferred experience: 2+ years of relevant procurement or supplier management experience, preferably in manufacturing environment


**Important information:** This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Please contact Michelle Niemira ( micn083@kellyservices.com ) for immediate consideration.


**Why Kelly?**


+ As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:

+ Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies

+ A competitive hourly pay rate with weekly checks

+ Access to newly expanded Medical Plan options

+ Online continuing education via the Kelly Learning Center

+ Several employee discounts

+ And more!


**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 440,000 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 (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: 2021-09-03 Expires: 2021-10-04

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