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Purchasing Specialist - Supply Chain

Kelly Services

Columbia, MS
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Job Title Purchasing Specialist - Supply Chain

Jobid US33Y8SB_BH1429035

Location: Columbia, MS, 39429, USA

Description Purchasing Agent

Our exceptional client in Columbia, MS is seeking an educated purchasing specialist to negotiate with vendors for the purchase of all materials, supplies, equipment and services used by the company. They will manage material purchases on behalf of the organization for manufacturing or general supply purposes. All purchases are sought to be best price for appropriate quality. Many purchases are made according to lean manufacturing standards and scheduled for “just-in-time” delivery. Balance between cost, inventory, and quality must always be ensured. Maintain appropriate purchasing records, including but not limited to purchase orders, invoices, delivery documentation, and inventory. Ensures material delivery coincides with production schedules.

Educational Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related field required. Two or more year experience in purchasing preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed and required.

+ Negotiates with vendors for good and services, negotiating the best possible price, terms, and service guarantee.
+ Establishes purchasing policies and ensure compliance.
+ Develops new supply sources where vendors are inadequate.
+ Manages vendor relationships.
+ Negotiates blanket purchase orders when appropriate and monitors cost during the time period.
+ Checks requisitions for appropriate approval and account numbers.
+ Approve invoices for payment.
+ Works closely with receiving department to ensure proper supplies arrived.
+ Traces delinquent arrivals from purchase orders.
+ Maintain manual or computerized procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.
+ Maintain records of business transactions and product inventories, reporting data as necessary.
+ Follows environmental and safety regulations and acts in compliance with laws.
+ Complies with safety and corporate guidelines on business ethics.
+ Performs other duties as requested or assigned by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
Other Qualifications or Requirements:

+ Ability to negotiate with suppliers.
+ Ability to anticipate and resolve problems.
+ Ability to develop and maintain working relationships.
+ Communicate clearly (oral and written) with customers, employees, and executive management.
**Why Kelly** **®** **?**

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies inindustry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premiersource of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firmwith an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the varietyand flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or directhire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specificprofessional 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 iscommitted to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunityis The Law.

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