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Purchasing Manager

Kelly Services
Plymouth, MN 55446
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**Purchasing Manager Position Available (Direct Hire) - Plymouth, MN**

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Purchasing Manager for one of their top manufacturing companies in the Plymouth, MN area.


This position is an integral part of leading the Purchasing team through the SAP Implementation Project. Responsibilities include: building and standardizing maintenance of systems / procedures for an SAP environment, communication with customers of future demand, order entry, procurement of materials, maintaining department metrics.


+ Leading the Purchasing team in building the processes, testing data and training team members for SAP implementation.

+ Develop and implement department training program and supervises department personnel.

+ Supervises procurement of all items necessary for company (and production) to meet customer demands.

+ Resolves major challenges with orders, and delivery dates to meet the demanded needs of finished goods.

+ Develops and maintains processes for Purchase order entry, Acknowledgements, PO Maintenance, and vendor Maintenance

+ Prepares and conducts performance reviews for personnel and provides corrective action when required.

+ Manages vendor base, staying current on product changes, price and availability of production requirement items.

+ Understands the Stocking Strategies and tracks inventory trends and reports lead time issues to help better manage inventory levels.

+ Provides statistics and/or other pertinent data (such as specifications, quotations, costs, arrears, undated, OTD and metric performances) requested for reporting to the company.

+ Attends and participates in production and managers meetings and is the liaison in dealings between departments and helps to improve communication and efficiency when necessary.

+ Assures that department documents are properly completed and implemented, including procedures, company terms and conditions of orders and purchases and any customer flow down requirements.


+ Knowledge and experience required to develop and execute plans for the supply of finished products and materials using SAP

+ Previous involvement in an SAP implementation project for purchasing modules

+ Possess good understanding of current tools and processes supporting cost effective supply chain.

+ Possess knowledge of inventory procedures and controls and margin analysis.

+ The ability to analyze business conditions, MRP data, forecast, variances and customer requirements to determine present and future needs for finished products and materials.

+ Knowledge of tracking and expediting orders through intermodal transport and US Customs

+ Strong management, people and organizational skills.


+ Experienced with MRP system SAP

+ Proficient in Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets Word and Powerpoint.


+ Bachelors Degree in appropriate field with 7 years of experience in Supply Chain or Purchasing management.

**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.

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Posted: 2019-11-04 Expires: 2019-12-05

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