20 days old

Purchasing Specialist

Kelly Services
Irvine, CA 92604
Purchasing Specialist

6 month contract

Up to 36 an hour

Irvine, CA

Describe the primary goals, objectives or functions or outputs of this position.

The Senior Purchasing Specialist works within the Purchasing & Supplier Management (PSM), which provides sourcing direction to multiple functional areas within the company. The role supports the Purchasing Manager and is responsible for developing, optimizing and ensuring the delivery of approved category strategies at the site in concert with the Corporations overall strategies. The positions objective is to lead the co-ordination of AbbVies site spends and local suppliers to obtain the maximum value for the money spent measured through the delivery of cost savings.


List up to 10 main responsibilities for the job. Include information about the accountability and scope.

Work with the Purchasing Manager in AbbVie to optimize related areas of spend for procurement activities

Develop and implement short term and long term cost reduction strategies established by management

Lead role in developing supplier base to expand business, improve financials, reduce in-house / total costs, improve quality (customer satisfaction), customer relations, and on-time deliveries. Identify potential vendors in alignment with respective Category Manager and preferred supplier network (PSN)

Full responsibilities for developing strategy: RFP / RFI / RFQ / Pricing Auction. Responsible for running local tenders, aligned with direction from Purchasing Manager and respective Category Manager

Identify areas to improve supplier service levels by integrating agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPI). Review with business stakeholders and drive improvements forward

Perform and collect due diligence information required for evaluating and approving new suppliers, in line with the Preferred Supplier Networks. Making recommendations to improve / enhance PSN

Data analysis for purchasing projects and supplier management (supplier metrics and research, master data, market basket analysis, pricing analysis, monthly/quarterly reporting of KPIs, savings reporting)

Develop and write all sourcing event documents. Ensure compliance with relevant policies, procedures and regulations

Works with high ethical standard, in compliance with the law and the AbbVie policies and procedures



The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of procurement/negotiations experience in purchasing preferably but not limited to Pharmaceutical. Experience in purchasing preferred. Strong knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook. Strong experience with writing request for proposal/information (RFP/RFI)s. Solid experience conducting vendor negotiations. Bachelors degree or 4 years equivalent work experience

Preferred qualifications and Skills Ability to effectively communicate to all team members, stakeholders, management, and suppliers Ability to prioritize and organize workload across multiple projects Ability to develop and grow relationships with stakeholders Ability to comprehend procurement processes as well as basic knowledge of indirect products and services used globally Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction.

**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: 2022-07-29 Expires: 2022-08-29

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