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Purchasing Leader

Kelly Services
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Kelly Engineering has a DIRECT HIRE opportunity for a Purchasing Leader located in Buffalo Grove, IL.

Job Description: Purchasing Leader

+ Responsible for directing and coordinating the effectiveness of all purchasing activities and personnel supporting the challenging needs and levels of service expected by the Buying teams customer base.

+ Provides daily direction to Buyers and Buyers-Senior.

Key Job Accountabilities:

+ Ensure the Buying team is following the Escalation Process on a regular basis and participate in this process as required.

+ Ensure Buyers and PA s attend WO Detail meetings, are prepared to provide status updates, and follow the escalation process in order to effectively drive material and resolve shortages.

+ Mentor and manage the Buying team to ensure optimum effectiveness while acting as a role model and projecting a positive attitude. This should also include monitoring workload distribution among the team members and allocating tasks appropriately.

+ Act as a liaison to customer for Tactical Purchasing issues to ensure effective resolution. This will also include ensuring team members are trained and have a good understanding of the requirements of customer contracts LOI/LOU, PSA, MSA, etc. and are in compliance with the applicable requirements.

+ Accountable to execute on Best People strategy, leaders will focus on evaluating potential, driving succession planning and ensuring that their employees receive the development and coaching required to realize their full potential.

Additional Accountabilities:

+ Complete employee performance evaluations on a timely basis and provide constructive feedback.

+ Educate and ensure compliance to ethical purchasing practices.

+ Ensure that the Buyers complete the monthly OIX exercise within the timeline set forth in the OIX process and that all comments are timely and accurate.

+ Diligently work to mitigate OIX exposure.

+ Ensure participation in MRB meetings as scheduled.

+ Ensure buying compliance to corporate SOP's.

+ Understand customer P L s, especially the impact of Parts Contribution, Materials Labor Cost, Inventory Levels, OIX and Freight.

+ Minimal travel may be required to meet the needs of the business.

Additional duties as assigned.

Education/Experience Qualifications:

+ A minimum of a Bachelor s degree is required; a Bachelor s degree in Business is preferred.

+ Five 5 years of related experience is required

+ Procurement experience and a demonstrated level of leader/supervisory experience in a similar or related business is required.

+ Employee must successfully complete all internal training courses offered by the company necessary to fulfill this position.

+ An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key job accountabilities may be considered. \

Other Qualifications:

+ Problem solving/reason: Ability to solve a variety of concrete variables, at times with limited information. And, ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule format.


+ Executes and provides input to functional processes or technologies.

+ Assists in achieving Buying Teams objectives.

+ May lead a major initiative that impacts multiple focus teams and/or customers.


+ Effective in gaining cooperation of others, conducting presentations of technical information concerning specific performance overviews/projects/schedules.


+ Demonstrates skills in performance management, teaching/facilitating, coaching and mentoring.

**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.


Posted: 2021-09-13 Expires: 2021-10-18

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