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Purchasing Manager

Kelly Services

Sterling, OH 44276
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**Purchasing Manager Position Available (Direct Hire) - Sterling, OH**

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Purchasing Manager for one of their top automotive manufacturing clients in the Sterling, OH area.

This person will be responsible for supervising buyers and support personnel and ensuring compliance to company policies and procedures. Coordinates the planning of short and long-term commodity objectives to provide effective use of company funds, to resolve procurement issues and to ensure cost competitiveness, timely delivery and quality of materials. Works with buyers to monitor and evaluate market conditions and trends in specific assigned commodities. Participates in strategic decisions to include make/buy and global procurement options based on anticipated demand.

**Essential Responsibilities:**

+ Oversee the purchase of commodities, raw materials, equipment, components, machinery, and supplies necessary for operations

+ Monitor buyer ERP / MRP systems activities and SAP generated messages

+ Review and approve all purchases up to designated levels

+ Follow-up on orders placed, verify delivery, and oversee the maintenance of necessary records

+ Act as a direct liaison between purchasing, engineering, and manufacturing to maintain inventory to support demand

+ Work with all facilities to maximize the companys effectiveness in procurement

+ Develop and implement purchasing strategies that take advantage of economies of scale to maximize results

+ Negotiate contract and purchase order terms and conditions that will maximize value and minimize risk

+ Provide project support to new product development and sustaining engineering

+ Monitor the distribution and maintenance of assigned commodities for buyers

+ Work with buyers to contact potential vendors, review quotations, and evaluate purchase methods. Methods may include discrete orders, vendor managed programs or replenishment programs

+ Ensure buyers monitor and react to on-going vendor performance metrics, providing vendor feedback, and facilitating vendor performance improvement projects where appropriate

+ Establish objectives for reducing cost and increasing service to end-users

+ Interface with all levels of management, both internally and externally to resolve purchasing related issues

+ Work with buyers and management to develop sources of supply, both domestic and offshore, where vendors and preferred suppliers are inadequate

+ Interact with engineering department to assist in the sourcing of materials, ensuring maximum benefit with respect to cost, quality and availability of material

+ Serve as purchasing lead in the periodic review of standard costs for purchased parts

+ Provide buyers with guidance for improving purchasing metrics to include inventory turns, vendor on time performance, vendor quality, MRB and purchase price variance

+ Review purchasing data for accuracy, consistency and efficiency

+ Implement projects with milestones for assigned commodities with key vendors and ensure priorities are maintained

+ Maintain effective communication with both internal and external customers

+ Identify and implement purchasing continuous improvement projects to improve cost, quality and delivery

+ Advise management of industry developments for assigned commodities

+ Provide work leadership and assist buyers and agents

+ Perform reporting functions to assist in future make-buy decisions, domestic vs. offshore sourcing etc


+ Bachelors degree in Engineering or other technical field

+ 3 - 5 years purchasing in steel environment, or 5+ years in other industry

+ 2 - 4 years of management experience

+ Experience or education related to lean principles in an organization- kanban, theory of constraints, lean concepts and tools, and value stream mapping

+ Experience with supply chain logistic concepts

+ Knowledge of manufacturing practices, materials and their use

+ Ability to work both independently and in a team environment and prioritize work

+ Ability to communicate effectively with subordinates, co-workers, management, vendors and customers

+ Perceptive, analytical, with ability to induce cooperation in complex organizational relationships

+ Strong interpersonal skills

+ Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment

+ Advanced skills in Word, Excel & Outlook

**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.

**AboutKelly Services** ****

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,
Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is
committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity
is The Law.
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