1+ months

Senior Buyer

Kelly Services
Richmond, VA 23224
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Kelly Services has a Direct Hire opening with an international manufacturing company in North Chesterfield, VA.

Job Title: Senior Buyer (Direct Hire Opportunity)

Job Description

+ Manage and build relationships with key suppliers of raw materials, sub- assemblies, production equipment, and supplies to ensure a consistent supply of materials to meet operating requirements.

+ Source and purchase goods, materials, components, or services in line with specified cost, quality, and delivery targets and to KPIs.

+ Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk of impact on business operations.

+ Maintain trade compliance data within the system and coordinate policies and procedures with the purchasing team.

+ Work closely with the Operations and Scheduling teams to ensure all required items are ordered in a timely manner at the most economic quantity and cost to meet production requirements while minimizing inventory exposure at the factory and in the supply chain.

+ Manage inventory for the components assigned for both the internal plants as well as third party vendors.

+ Arrange for vendors to drop-ship parts may be required.

+ Work closely with several other departments within the organization (e.g., Engineering, Quality, Production, NPI, Lab, Warehouse, Accounting, Finance etc.)

+ Ability to implement supplier partnership models.

+ Participate in cross-functional project teams

Required Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain or Business or Technical Discipline

5+ years; purchasing work experience and/or combination development programs and experience

Preferred Qualifications: Basic understanding of Procurement or Materials in a manufacturing environment

+ Demonstrated ERP proficiency, with a focus in process optimization.

+ Material Requirements Planning experience - understand the flow of materials/signals from MRP/managing inventory.

+ Basic understanding of Supplier management - managing orders/contracts, sourcing, and negotiation

+ Project management experience

+ Continuous Improvement/Process Oriented - Lean, Six Sigma, or other structured problem-solving method.

+ Strong analytical and data management

+ Experience in negotiations aimed at cost reduction

+ Experience in contract and vendor relations management.

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills across all levels of the organization

+ Demonstrated team player qualities.

+ Ability to read and interpret documents such as contracts, agreements, and procedure manuals

+ Experience facilitating a cross-functional team through influence and expertise.

+ Ability to multi- task, prioritize workload and manage under constrained time frames.

+ High energy and self-motivated

+ Ability to work in a cross-functional matrix organization and engage with external suppliers in geographically diverse locations.

+ Strong quality and customer centric focus

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Intermediate: Excel; Basic: Word and PowerPoint)

+ Power BI Experience

+ Prior experience in Operations excellence in a procurement

+ Advanced SQL knowledge - table/view design, stored procedures

+ VBA Macros Experience

+ AS400 or Oracle proficiency

+ CPIM/ APICS/ ISM certification

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

Youre looking to keep your career moving onward and upward, and were here to help you do just that. Our financial staffing experts will connect you with premier companies for opportunities where you can learn, grow, and thrive. Jobs that fit your skills and experience, and most importantly, fit right on your path of where you want to go in in your career. It all adds up.

**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.


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Posted: 2022-05-27 Expires: 2022-07-28

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