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Sourcing Specialist

Kelly Services
Houston, TX 77007
Sourcing Specialists

Sourcing Specialist in the Sourcing Center, located in Houston, Texas. The Sourcing Specialist is part of the Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) & Capital sourcing team, which manages the sourcing needs for a group of business/function category teams or on a project basis. The Sourcing Specialist role is to negotiate spot purchases for capital projects, implement contracts, and manage related work processes typically on large, international capital projects.

This position creates value by providing appropriate input into the development and implementation of sourcing strategies, as well a for the implementation of commercial agreements and spot purchase orders. This position is a team member responsible for various sourcing activities pertaining to running the business and contract management, as well providing support for the Supply Manager in implementing and executing strategy and agreements. The targeted discipline commodity focus for this role is Engineered Equipment (Process Containment Equipment (PCE), Mechanical or/ Electrical). The Sourcing Specialist will also support all clients in the business and functions that these category areas support.

By applying market knowledge and tactical negotiation skills, the main objective will be to add value to the discipline commodity you will be sourcing and to maximize value delivery to Businesses and the Global Engineering Solutions organization. Where applicable you may draft, negotiate and ultimately own a contract with a supplier.

You will be a key team member within one or more commodity areas, receiving functional leadership from various Capital/ MRO Purchasing Leaders and respective Sourcing Manager(s), while reporting administratively to the Global Capital Purchasing Resource Leader.


- Bachelor's University degree

Preferred Experience:

- 5 + years industrial experience

- Exposure with dynamic, results oriented Engineering Procurement Construction Management teams, across Petrochemical and/or Oil and Gas industries.

Critical responsibilities include:

- Focus on value delivery and sustainable competitive advantage for the Business Partner.

- Practical versus strategic approach to opportunities

- Teamwork and communication

- Excellent negotiation skills

-Initiative to continually improve the work process implementation and to challenge inefficiencies, process deviations, and strategy deviations.

- Initiative, leadership, knowledge, and communication skills to advocate Purchasing's policies and processes

- Ability to persuade others through effective communication skills (both oral and written)

- Willingness and ability to challenge inefficiencies and process deviations, and strategy deviations

- Utilization of data manipulation and analysis skills to effectively communicate

- Exhibition of strong work ethic and responsiveness, to earn respect of clients

- Ability to look beyond local site for aggregation and process simplification opportunities

- Willingness to accept responsibility to proactively lead the resolution of any disconnects within the entire purchasing process

- Implement commercial agreements and associated work processes for products and services as delegated by the Sourcing Manager.

- Maintain basic knowledge of suppliers and relevant market developments such as mergers and acquisitions, financial status and changes in key personnel. Communicate where applicable to the Supplier Management Action Teams (SMATs).

- Utilize available Sourcing tools to the fullest capability, to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the Purchasing process.

- Assist with the prequalification and site access processes related to on-site labor, including securement of Hold Harmless/Proof of Insurance documentation.

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

- Intervene with suppliers on applicable quality and performance issues at the request of clients, or as identified via Supplier Management Action teams (SMATs).

- Interface with the Global Purchasing Service Center and Payables to resolve issues concerning purchase order placement for assigned commodities or labor services.

- Interface with the materials coordinators and project procurement leads and coordinators to ensure approved supply strategies, standard work processes, and proper spend delegation of authority are used.

**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/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. 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: 2021-02-10 Expires: 2021-03-13

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