25 days old

Purchasing Agent

Kelly Services
Elyria, OH 44035
Purchasing Agent (Elyria, Ohio)

Our client, a Pioneer in Environmental Services, is currently hiring a Purchasing Agent. This role is a Direct Hire, back-fill due to a promotion.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:

Computer-related: Performs duties/functions utilizing the organizations ERP system including, but not limited to:

Assist requisitioners who need help generating requisitions and assist in the training of new users if requested

Create requests for proposals (RFPs) and purchase orders (POs)

Evaluate multiple proposals to determine best overall value.

Track and expedite open purchase orders for the department

Create inventory item masters for repeat purchase items

Generate and use system and ad hoc reports for data analysis

Any other system duties as assigned

Supply-Chain Management:

Research and identify potential new sources of supply and assist requisitioners in the identification and selection of appropriate sources for their procurement needs

Manage the supply chain to minimize total acquisition costs and continually identify economical alternatives

Negotiate contracts and agreements to improve organizational financial metrics and protect corporate and client companies assets.

Ability to draw on past experiences to find creative solutions to current problems

Any other supply-chain management duties as assigned


Treat vendors and customers with respect

Establish and maintain positive, fair and mutually beneficial partnerships with vendors

Support and provide timely communications with internal customers

Work closely with Accounts Payable to help facilitate the timely and accurate processing of invoices


An Associates degree in business or related field with two or more years experience in Purchasing or Supply Chain.

Equivalent experience will be considered.

Industrial/Manufacturing experience preferred.

Must be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

Must have experience in negotiating and qualifying contractors and vendors and in securing confidentiality and/or trade secret agreements.

Must have the ability to research and analyze various types of information.

Must possess a strong work ethic and commitment to quality. Must have extremely high standards of personal and team performance, and must be willing to devote and demand the hours and effort required to meet or exceed those standards.

Must possess excellent communication, organization, interpersonal and presentation skills. Must be able to effectively communicate and present information and respond to questions from associates, customers, suppliers or lenders.

**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. 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: 2020-05-01 Expires: 2020-06-01

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