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Purchasing Specialist

Kelly Services
Minneapolis, MN 55405
**Purchasing Specialist**

**Coon Rapids, MN**



***Hours: 8:30am-5pm or 9am-5:30pm**

Kelly is seeking a Purchasing Specialist to work with our client, a research organization, on a temp-to-hire basis. This is an excellent opportunity to take on a role with lots of variety including purchasing, receiving, and backing up the front desk. Youll enjoy a good mix of office and hands-on work!

Specifically, the Purchasing Specialist will:

+ Perform routine purchasing of company materials and services for all operational departments in a timely and cost-effective manner

+ Review requisition requests from department managers to ensure that all information and approvals are in place before placing orders

+ Create daily purchase orders, forward order confirmations, and follow up on back orders

+ Provide order status updates to department managers and generally display strong internal customer service

+ Conduct receiving, labeling, warehousing, and restocking of procured products and delivery to their intended recipients

+ Participate in vendor and product evaluations

+ Assist with implementing purchasing policies and maintaining vendor relationships

+ Maintain master database related to purchasing activity, trends, inventories, and other operational cost data

+ Resolve invoicing and purchase order discrepancies with accounts payable department

+ Back up receptionist/front desk as needed


+ 6+ months of purchasing, procurement, or inventory management experience

+ Experience working in a preclinical, laboratory, medical, or even veterinary setting preferred but not required

+ Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Access, Excel, and Word

+ Strong mathematical, analytical, organizing, planning, prioritizing, and multi-tasking skills

+ Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as with others

+ Excellent negotiating, communication, and problem-solving skills

+ Highly ethical with a strong work ethic

+ Ability to lift, push, or pull up to 50 pounds

If qualified and interested, please apply to this posting ASAP or directly send your resume to

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

As a worker today, its up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find whats next is what were all about. We know whats going on in the evolving world of workjust ask the 440,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

**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: 2021-10-14

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