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Materials Buyer

Kelly Services
Alpharetta, GA 30009
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**Kelly is seeking a Materials Buyer in the beautiful Alpharetta, GA. This is a permanent position with great employee benefits and company perks, including a hybrid work schedule!**

**Job Summary**


+ Acts as sourcing expert within Procurement, and liaison with Planning, Commercial, and qualifications, providing context and focus on opportunities, projects, and issues for specified raw materials with a focus on composite fibers.

+ Individual will have direct responsibility to manage assigned suppliers supporting the Materials Business Unit.

+ Position to be located at one of the Composite Materials sites in North America.

+ Ownership of Requests for Information / Requests for Proposal, timely delivery to the business for specified raw materials

+ Create value through negotiated savings and improved cash flow.

+ Ownership of specified raw materials price lists, purchase price variation management, report out and actions where required to maintain inflation objectives

+ Ownership of select supplier relationships to ensure performance to the business

+ Key day to day point of contact with specified suppliers

+ Support site personnel in resolution of problems with specified material suppliers, elevating to higher levels within organization

+ Global Planner, Global Procurement Manager and the Supplier organization when required to obtain the required outcome

+ Improve supplier service measurements through effective use of vendor rating tools and supplier feedback meetings

+ Coordinate purchasing with other corporate buyers, purchase contracts and purchase agreements, distribution, procurement services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy

+ Requires strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills to professionally develop effective internal external relationships

+ Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods

+ Strong analytical skills are also essential for evaluating bids/proposals

+ Ownership of select supply chain rate readiness reviews

+ Collaborate with Procurement category and commodity managers for sourcing strategies, contract development

+ Collaborate with Finance and category/commodity managers to establish standard cost and budget input

+ Analyze and improve sourcing and supplier management, generate saving within our Purchasing Excellence program

+ Understand and comply with all company safety rules, company policies and quality policy

+ Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on purchasing activities, involve supply chain when necessary.

+ Cooperate with production planning

+ Participate in cost efficiency projects i.e., Cash generating supplier financing project

+ Support qualifications working with internal resites team and in collaboration with supplier

+ Support Sales and Operations Planning Process Support of Procurement specific SAP activities

+ Must be willing to travel up to 25 in North America

**Education / Experience**

+ BA/BS Degree in supply chain, business, engineering, or related area.

+ MBA a plus.

+ Minimum of 3 5 years of related experience with good understanding of purchasing laws, contracts, procedures, and techniques.

+ Strong negotiation skills are required.

+ Knowledge of composite raw material a plus

+ Experience in cross-functional / cross-business team environment

+ Strong team player with good interpersonal skills at all levels of personnel

+ Proven experience in Operations and / or Supply Chain in a day-to-day business execution environment

+ Strong communication skills orally, written, and presentation

+ Knowledge and understanding of products, raw materials, i.e., carbon fibers, composites, fabrics, prereg

+ Commercial and results driven critical thinking

+ Organizational skills and ability to prioritize work

+ Able to handle multiple tasks at the same time

+ Must be detail-oriented and a self-starter

+ Knowledge in the use of computers, ERP Systems SAP, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Windows, and Internet

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**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: 2021-11-19 Expires: 2021-12-20

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