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Materials Buyer

Kelly Services
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Materials Buyer


Up to 36 an hour


Los Angles, CA


1 year contract


Performs a variety of purchasing duties including creation and distribution of purchase orders and forecasts. Maintains records and files pertinent to purchasing information utilizing provided systems. Purchases complex, high value materials and supplies. Compiles records and tracks purchasing activities and pricing data utilizing provided systems. Manages open orders and checks deliveries of material ordered against shipments received. Within prescribed limits takes actions to ensure timely delivery of material. Coordinates return of rejected or unsuitable materials. Responds to request for purchasing data and status of material activities. Provides responses to and Manages own Quality Systems as directed. Examples: Purchasing Specifications, Vendor Change Notifications, Part assessments, Supplier Corrective Actions, Deviation Assessments, Change Control Action Items. Responsibilities include performing cost price analysis as well as coordinating and resolving issues affecting deliveries, quality, pricing, etc. Work directly with appropriate teams to help develop accurate Bills of Materials. Participate in process improvement initiatives and financial analysis.


Key Attributes Attribute


+ Ensure timely and cost effective delivery of materials.

+ Maintain accurate dates on Purchases Orders and/or releases.

+ Regular review of open order report and addressing issues from such report

+ Maintain compliance with procurement goals and key performance indicators (KPIs)--measured on a periodic basis.

+ Place high value and/or high volume of orders as required.

+ Provide backup support to other buyers and managers as required.

+ Work with department staff and other departments as a team player to achieve desired goals; communicate regularly with managers regarding current issues.

+ Always perform Procurement activities with the highest ethical standards consistent with company policies and requirements.

+ Confer with suppliers and analyze supplier

+ operations to determine factors that affect service, quality and cost and meet required schedules.

+ Maintain accurate and consistent Master data.

+ Collect data and report on vendor performance metrics.

+ Address issues in a timely fashion.

+ Proactive nature when dealing with internal or external issues.


Education and Experience Requirements Include educational requirements or equivalency, required years and type(s) or experience, and necessary licenses or certificates. Specify which are required and which are preferred. Minimum BA with 1-5 years of relevant experience. 1-3 years Biotech/Pharma experience preferred BA/BS degree in business, engineering or other related field General Purchasing Experience required.


Experience with some or all of the following is preferred:


+ Developing RFQ/RFPs, negotiations, contracts, financial analysis, material acquisition, expediting and coordination of shipping arrangements.

+ Experience with managing multiple commodity areas and tasks effectively in a fast-paced work environment.

+ ERP experience in Materials/Procurement modules.

+ Demonstrated ability to be proactive and achieve results.

+ Familiarity with a cGMP environment is a plus.


Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies


+ Describe critical skill and abilities needed to successfully perform the job, which should be representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

+ Experience with ERP systems applied to a complex manufacturing and materials environment, firm grasp of planning and purchasing fundamentals. Project management skills. Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally. Experience in participating in process and performance improvement initiatives.

+ Must be results-driven and assertive with strong analytical and communication skills (oral and written).

+ Proficient in basic computing (Word, Excel, MRP Systems).

+ Analyze and develop solutions to a variety of problems of diverse scope and complexity.

+ Can demonstrate good judgment for obtaining solutions.

+ Proven ability in commercial negotiation and confidence in dealing with vendors. Complexity and Problem Solving Describe the decisions made by the incumbents on a regular basis.

+ Include decisions within the Incumbents authority to make as well as those decisions that must be referred to a higher level.

+ Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced team environment

+ Ability to make logical decisions.

+ Participates in determining objectives. Plan schedules and arranges own activities to accomplish objectives. Supports the overall objectives and long range goals of the organization.

+ Internal and External Contacts List contacts this job advises, consults, or coordinates with on a regular basis.


**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/non-traditional 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 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.
Posted: 2021-02-05 Expires: 2021-03-08

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