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Global Capital Purchasing Expeditor

Kelly Services
Houston, TX 77007
**Responsibilities**


+ Assures supplier is fulfilling the agreed upon terms and conditions of the purchase order, and reacts accordingly when there is a deviation.

+ Reviews the PO files in a regular, timely manner. Reviews every file at least once every two weeks; more often for short delivery times or critical pieces of equipment or material.

+ Communicates all potential price or delivery changes, actual delays, or engineering _I_ technical questions from the supplier to the Project Procurement Manager (PPM) and Project Team as soon as they become known and vice versa.

+ Provides support and accountability to the overall Global Supplier Management Process by QSPP (Quality, Service, Product, Performance) form submittal and supplier evaluation feedback to the right partners.

+ Maintains good communication with Supplier Document Control, Construction Management, Receiving, and Accounting functions. Close cooperation with Accounting and Receiving is required to resolve invoicing concerns, equipment status, progress payments, and various other issues.

+ Participates in early planning meetings with a supplier for critical equipment to discuss Expediting expectations after order placement.

+ Processes all addenda as soon as possible to insure information is accurate.

+ Proactively anticipates supplier and project needs.

+ Involves and seeks support from the right partners within our broader purchasing team to assist with supplier issues when needed.

+ Obtains information from the suppliers shop floor from inspectors performing shop expediting. This is typically provided by contracted inspection companies.

+ If applicable, sets up an Inspection-kick-off-meeting with involvement of the contracted inspection company and the equipment supplier.

+ Follows up on all supplier claims and initiates QSPP process.

+ Performs Buying responsibilities as requested by the Purchasing Specialist and within the delegated authority levels.


**Skills**


+ Ability to work with minimum supervision in an international and geographically diverse environment.

+ Willingness and ability to learn and understand basics of both commercial aspects and technical elements of the job.

+ Strong problem solving capabilities. In order to solve occurring problems, the Expeditor needs to consider project and suppliers targets and limitations to gain support and buy-in.

+ Ability to work with people of different professional backgrounds within company and externally.

+ Must be able to trigger and facilitate problem resolution processes and can cope with the different interests of the involved parties - internal vs. suppliers.


**Knowledge**


+ Understands work processes, roles and responsibilities as described in Global Project Methodology, Purchasing Policies & Procedures, and the Expediting Expectations & Procedures.

+ Knows system capabilities and expands the use of information systems to enhance individual productivity.

+ Understanding of the products, manufacturing processes and the market situation of the relevant commodity.

+ Understands that the control tool for order status and that systems should be kept up-to-date to enable the Project Team to access required information. electronically.

+ Displays persistence in dealings with the suppliers. Understands the chain of command within the suppliers organization, and is willing to approach the next person up in their organization if a response is unsatisfactory.


**Critical Success Factors**


+ Proactive planning and Notification to/with the Project Team and immediate escalation/communication in case of any deviation from project schedule.

+ Concentration on early detection of potential quality or delivery problems and communication directly to the Project Team.

+ Accurate and current data in the electronic tools to ensure that the Project Team can draw accurate information at any time.

+ Timely processing of addenda, including delivery and price changes.


**Education / Experience Requirements**


+ 3+ years of experience as a buyer, preferably in chemical industry, with experience in all aspects of procurement and issue resolution associated with end to end PtP processes

+ Ability to manage day to day activities and project work, delivering to committed results

+ Capability to coach and mentor others

+ Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with ability to transform data into meaningful and actionable insights

+ Shared Services and internal customer support experience a plus

+ Demonstrated collaboration skills, with the ability to partner with other business functions and internal stakeholders to meet targeted KPIs and business objectives

+ Strong communication skills (oral, written and listening, facilitation)

+ Ability to work with many levels of personnel and suppliers

+ Thoroughness, ability to think strategically but appreciate the detail

+ Experience with SAP ECC, ARIBA,, and other Procurement systems and tools, a plus

+ BS, BA or country equivalent degree required, specialization in Supply Chain, Operations Management or Engineering 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: 2022-07-25 Expires: 2022-08-25

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