1+ months


Kelly Services
Santa Barbara, CA 93130
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**Remote opportunity**

**Pay rate $33 per hour**

**3 4 month contract**


As one of the worlds leading analytical instrumentation companies, our client covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All their systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. Weve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.


The Global Buyer/Planner is primarily responsible for supporting the procurement of assigned segments across sites. Main responsibilities include:

Responsible for procurement business system data input and integrity.

Maintain ERP based purchasing system database, investigate inventory discrepancies, resolve delivery/receiving and payment issues.

Analyze incoming requisitions and shortage reports for quality, specification, pricing and delivery requirements and ensure efficient timely management of such.

Purchase assigned goods and services while working to improve quality, on time delivery, and price.

Routinely provides qualitative and quantitative supplier feedback.

Maintain direct contact with suppliers to ensure the quality and quantity of products, parts, and services meet established performance objectives including execution of Supplier Scorecards and QBRs.

Develops relationships with suppliers whilst maintaining the highest level of professional and ethical conduct.

Create, maintain, and execute detailed production and distribution plans to meet customer requirements, optimize inventory and balance plant utilization and capacity.

Develop and implement strategies to optimize safety stock minimize inventory obsolescence.

Develop and implement allocation strategies for products in short supply.

Review, resolve and escalate issues that impact plan completion.

Communication and coordination of plan and company priorities throughout BNSM sites

Participate in Engineering Change Order review, approval and implementation of material phase-in and phase-out.

Ensure data integrity of master data elements which drive production and MRP (safety stock, cycle times, BOM accuracy, effectivity dates).

Manage timely execution of MRP actions to ensure uninterrupted supply to customer

Troubleshoot transactional records to resolve inventory discrepancies and manufacturing variances

Build and maintain methodology and tools for ongoing performance analysis

Monitor supply chain key performance indicators, publish performance reports, perform root-cause analysis, implement action plans, and strive for continuous improvement. (plan vs. actual, VMI, OTD, expiry, shortages, etc.)

Provide training support for new personnel.

Provide planning system knowledge support for site and affiliates.

Create Ad hoc reports/analysis.

Able to understand risks associated with areas of responsibility and take action to avoid issues occurring.


A detail-oriented and self-motivated individual able to function effectively when working independently or in a team.

Strong analytical skills to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Ability to take the initiative and work independently towards a defined goal.

Excels at collaborating across multiple groups and functions.

Strong customer service focus to enhance satisfaction, demonstrate judgment, tact, and diplomacy in dealing with internal and external customers.

Manage metrics to track overall success and effectiveness of segment performance.

Excels at collaborating across multiple groups and functions.

Ability to maintain poise and a positive attitude in a challenging environment.

**Education & Experience**

Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelors degree; or 3 years and a Masters degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.

Thorough knowledge of procurement, vendor relations, material planning and inventory management.

Proficient with ERP, MRP and MPS systems. SAP preferred.

Strong analytical skills and the ability to structure and perform data analysis

Ability to distill complex issues into simple, effective messages for management

Intermediate level skills with Microsoft Office suite

Strong project management and interpersonal skills

Effective verbal, written, and presentation skills

APICS certification preferred

**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/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: 2021-09-10 Expires: 2021-10-25

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