18 days old

Supply Chain Specialist (Pharma)

Kelly Services
St Paul, MN 55145
**Supply Chain Specialist (Pharma) St Paul, MN**

+ Direct Hire

+ Shift: M-F 8a-5p

+ Pay Range: 80-100K


+ Primary responsibility within the organization for procurement needs and supplier communication related to these needs. Other departments involved as required.

+ Coordinate, facilitate and cooperatively work with other departments (Engineering, Quality Assurance, Materials Control, Scheduling, Sales & Marketing and Operations) to identify and resolve all issues relevant to the supplier and/or purchased product or equipment.

Development Purchasing (I-15%, II- 25%, III-40% or more)

+ Work with suppliers, engineering, and manufacturing on early product development and introduction to increase supply chain responsiveness, meet deadlines, decrease costs, meet quality requirements, and reduce supply risk.

+ Continually strive to increase understanding of advancements of new technologies in materials and supplier capabilities (processes) associated with the raw materials being sourced.

+ Develop and execute sourcing strategies for raw materials and assertively pursue implementation once approved.

+ Qualify suppliers based on requirements and/or procedures working cooperatively with other departments (ex: Quality & Regulatory Assurance) as required or requested.

+ Other duties as assigned.

Commercial Purchasing (Buyer I -25%, Buyer II-40%, Buyer III- 25%)

+ Analysis of material usage on previous commercial production orders to:

- Prevent over/under buying of raw materials for current production orders.

- Provide feedback to quoting/estimating team on the accuracy of the internal quotes that are used to drive purchasing quantities (continuous improvement)

- Align purchases to improve material consumption and lower waste due to material expiry.

Supplier Management (Buyer I- 25%, Buyer II-25%, Buyer III-25%)

+ Negotiates to achieve lowest total acquisition costs in all areas of the supplier relationship (lead-time, material cost, scheduling flexibility, warranty, inventory programs, future prices, delivery, spare parts, free items, terms, conditions, quality, etc.)

+ Recommends and/or performs initial and ongoing audits of potential and current suppliers based current requirements and/or policies.

+ Develops, negotiates, and manages supplier contracts.

Administration (40%-Level I, 10% Level II, 10%- Level III)

+ Performs computer and/or manual computation to determine and allocate dimensionally correct materials and provide unit of measure conversion for production.

+ Ensure that purchase orders are created and updated with all the correct delivery information, terms, conditions, specifications, and instructions. Create and maintain vendor files and material databases (electronic and paper).

+ Learns and accurately performs purchasing transactions as required including IQS, Visual, Great Plains and others as requested.


+ 4-year college degree with 3-5 years of experience in purchasing in a manufacturing environment OR 10 years experience with a HS diploma.

+ Experience in Purchasing in a manufacturing environment, including training, contracts, and leading successful negotiations.

+ Computer experience and intermediate skill level for Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project

+ Medical converting and rolled goods experience are preferred.

+ ISO and GMP experience preferred.

+ Experience in Global sourcing preferred.

+ Occasional Overnight travel is required.

**For Immediate Consideration, Apply Today!**

For more information contact Toni at 714 454 8252 /, or schedule a time to connect @


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

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

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**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, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2022-08-01 Expires: 2022-09-01

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