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Procurement Associate

Kelly Services
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
The primary role of the Procurement Associate is to deliver the day to day operations of the Procurement process related to handling procurement activities related to Indirect Procurement of Services and Goods by applying procurement and finance expertise, management, and people skills. The Procurement Associate will act as internal and external liaison in all Procurement matters for Business, Legal, Finance and Vendors. This individual is an Indirect Procurement Subject Matter Expert (SME) and responsible for executing daily procurement activities and ensuring the delivery of exceptional services and operations results. Together with the Buying Operations Team achieve Procurement Excellence in organization, processes and system execution. He/she will support the implementation of continuous improvement initiatives.


Key responsibilities/ duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Under limited direction he/she will perform complex technical duties related to the purchasing of Services, goods, and equipment in accordance with established complex policies

Responsible for all aspects of daily order management and is able to proactively solve complex problems with innovation

Ensures the most efficient and accurate processing and documentation of all procurement transactions.

Assesses demand and replenishes priorities with an emphasis on ensuring service level goals are achieved

Assists in resolution of pricing and product issues

Expedites, cancels /defers and ensures purchase orders are aligned to support internal customer need dates

Serves as a liaison between the customer, support functions and suppliers

Maintains positive customer and vendor relationships with high standard of compliance and efficiency.

Assist Accounts Payable with research and purchase order resolution

Prioritizes work assignments when placing purchase orders for goods and services using a variety of automated and manual methods to a large number of suppliers

Assist team members to ensure all daily transactions are completed in accordance with the service level agreements and performance metrics: Purchase Order (PO) placement and confirmations, order exceptions, emergent requests, backorder resolution, invoice discrepancies, and customer inquiries.

Works closely with team members and interacts with customers, other support functions and vendors to resolve issues and problem solve

Prepares and processes service and goods requisitions and contracts into Purchase Orders

Handle all Accounts Payable Inquiries from our procurement mail box

Manages W9-Form 587 and Form 590 binders and soft copies.

Manages Variance queue in AX

Manages the Procurement Mailbox

New Vendor review, approve and create vendors in AX our system of record

Actively participate and advice to other Procure To Pay (PTP) projects as required



Additional Responsibilities:

Backup to the Procurement Dept

Support the delivery Indirect Procurement goals and objectives

Assist in developing, researching, compiling and analyzing supporting data

Perform administrative duties requiring attention to detail and analysis

Key Functional Skills/Knowledge

Ability to work independently to prioritize multiple competing tasks

Proven order management, forecasting knowledge, and/or expediting experience

Strong computer, proficient in MS Office specially Excel, Outlook

Knowledge of ERP, Purchase Requisition/Order and Contracting systems

Microsoft AX and eRequester experience highly desirable

Strong collaborative, problem solving and negotiation skills

Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Strong analytical skills

Formal problem solving training highly desirable

Ability to work autonomously or as part of a team

Must be able to adapt to change to meet business requirements

Rigorous and inquisitive with the ability to manage multiple tasks

Demonstrated ability to excel in a fast paced environment with changing priorities, while maintaining a constant commitment to highest level of quality

Familiarity with contracts desirable


Required Education and Qualification:

High school diploma required; Associates or Bachelors degree in Logistics/ Supply Chain desirable

1-2 years of procurement, expediting, order management, and/or business experience

Experience with application of federal and state laws and regulations





At Kelly Services, we work with the best. Our clients include 99 of the Fortune 100 companies, and more than 70,000 hiring managers rely on Kelly annually to access the best talent to drive their business forward. If you only make one career connection today, connect with Kelly.




**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: 2020-01-10 Expires: 2020-02-10

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