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Purchasing Specialist

Kelly Services
Raritan, NJ 08869
Every day, Kelly Services connects professionals with opportunities to advance their careers. We currently have an exciting 3 month contract opportunity for a Purchasing Specialist in Raritan, NJ!




+ **Title:** Purchasing Specialist

+ **Duration:** 3 months - strong potential for conversion to permanent

+ **Location:** Raritan, NJ



**Essential Job Duties:**




+ Support the execution of IT sourcing strategies

+ Contribute to the design of sourcing strategies, requirements gathering, financial analysis and business case development, determination of negotiation strategy and contract execution approach

+ Manage supplier communications, including sourcing event invitations, issue resolution, pricing terms negotiations, and contracting

+ Perform supplier negotiations and process payment requests

+ Execute sourcing events, evaluate results, communicate with suppliers on quotes, interface with contracting, and enable updates in ERP systems

+ Receive, analyze, and resolve supplier inquiries, disputes, and payment discrepancies

+ Perform one-off exception purchases, negotiate final pricing terms, and select suppliers based on singular demand

+ Perform data analytics, forecast demand, and identify baselines for purchasing that meet prioritized business requirements

+ Prioritize and validate potential strategic options, determine the benefits cases for these options, and measure the performance against established KPI benchmarks



**Qualifications**




+ A minimum of a Bachelors Degree is required, with a preferred concentration in Business, Finance, Accounting, Logistics, Engineering or related field

+ A minimum of six (6) years of related business experience is required

+ A minimum of three (3) years of procurement experience is required

+ A working knowledge of Procurement Processes is required

+ IT experience or IT sourcing preferred

+ CPM or CPIM certification preferred

+ Previous experience with high volume tactical buying is preferred

+ A working knowledge of Procurement Systems (ERP, SAP, etc.) is preferred; Ariba Highly desired

+ The ability to effectively support business stakeholders in a remote or virtual work environment is highly preferred



**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 Kaitlyn McEldowney ( kaif941@kellyservices.com ) for immediate consideration.




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



Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity, and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short-term project engagements or prefer contract-to-hire or direct-hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.




**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.
Posted: 2019-06-03 Expires: 2019-11-16

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