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Sourcing Specialist - Dow Chemical: 2 roles open for long term

Kelly Services

Midland, MI 48640
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Kelly Services, Inc. is happy to exclusively present a contract opportunity for a **Sourcing Specialist** at Dow Chemical in **Midland, MI** . Two roles are open!

+ We are looking for both a Junior Level and Experienced level in Sourcing and/or Procurement

+ Minimum 1+ years of relevant work experience; _Prefer experience in construction and/or Sourcing_

+ We need you to be reliable and _Project Manager_ oriented

+ Ariba Invoicing /Procure to Pay experience would be perfect

+ Past Dow Chemical/Dow Corning legacy experience is a huge advantage

+ This OPEN-ENDED position is located onsite in **Midland, MI** USA at Dow Chemical Company.
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience in Sourcing/ Vendor Procurement/Purchasing or related is _DESIRED_

+ M-F 8am-5pm

+ **_Hourly pay negotiable, based on solid experience!_**

The Dow Chemical Company Global Purchasing Department has an exciting opportunity for a Sourcing Specialist in its Strategic Sourcing Center.

+ This Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for sourcing and managing contracts in the facilities, construction, or maintenance of structures.

+ This position creates value by (1) providing appropriate input into the development and implementation of sourcing strategies and commercial agreements and (2) negotiating assigned construction agreements

+ This team member is responsible for various sourcing activities pertaining to capital projects and contract management, as well providing support to the Project Procurement Leader in developing, implementing and executing strategy. This person will work in partnership with the Project Managers, who can be either a Dow colleague or not, and will be accountable for all commercial activities related to each assigned project.

Our team is focused on offering superb partner engagement as we establish close relationships with our colleagues, partners and suppliers enabling us to deliver total procurement benefits, value beyond cost - and ultimately, ensure delivery of products and services that result in customer success.

**_Critical responsibilities include:_**

+ Assist in the execution of Sourcing Projects using the Dow Strategic Sourcing Process.

+ Implement commercial agreements and associated work processes for products and services as delegated by the Sourcing Manager and/or the Project Procurement Leader.

+ Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers, and effectively manage quality service / product performance issues with suppliers.

+ Represent Sourcing colleagues in multifunctional teams focused on specific efforts

+ Execute contractual obligations within the delegated scope of responsibility and legal authority.

**_The successful candidate will have the following skills and knowledge:_**

+ Working knowledge of purchasing fundamentals and procurement work processes and policies

+ Experience in and working knowledge of the construction industry including typical sourcing strategies that are utilized in this industry.

+ Effective negotiator and able to persuade others (internal and external clients) through effective communication skills

+ Good analytical skills for the tracking of finances and ability to evaluate a financial offer

+ Initiative to challenge inefficiencies and process deviations

+ The ability to work across cultures and geographies

**Additional Detail:**

+ **We appreciate all of our applicants, but we are not able to sponsor at this time; no C2C or H-1B. No third party suppliers.**

+ **There is no per diem with this position, and must be able to work on W-2 hourly basis.**

+ **There is no relocation budgeted for this position. If this position requires you to relocate you will be responsible for those costs.**

**This role is supported by the** **_Kelly Services GTS Recruiting and Sourcing_** **division.**

**As your local offices do not support this position, for immediate consideration, please apply online to this posting directly.**

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

At Kelly
Services , we work with the best. Our clients include 95 of the Fortune
100 companies, and more than 70,000 hiring managers rely on Kelly annually to access
the best talent to drive their business forward. If you only make one career connection today, connect
with Kelly.

**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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