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Technical Purchasing Assistant

Kelly Services
Austin, TX 78703
At Kelly Professional & Industrial, were passionate about helping you find a job that works for you. If you ask us, this job looks pretty great.


We are seeking a **Technical Purchasing Assistant** for a global operations company that develops, manufactures, and sells medical technologies used in vascular therapy, oncology, and critical care applications !


**Location:** Austin, TX


**Duration:** 1 YEAR


**Schedule:** Monday - Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM


**Pay:** $25/hr


**Summary:** Source and process purchase requests to include capital equipment, machined parts, contracted labor and other miscellaneous items. Responsible for maintaining compliance to company and departmental procedures. Is the primary support liaison between the Maintenance and Engineering functions and the Company vendor base.


**Essential Duties Responsibilities:**


+ Reviews requisitions for proper order sourcing, reviews proposals prior to processing bid awards and ensures the lowest cost of ownership.

+ Procures plant support requirements including miscellaneous goods and services and/or spare parts.

+ Maintains confidentiality on sensitive issues such as sources of supply, volumes, costing data, strategies and other proprietary information and data.

+ Updates and keeps current insurance certificate file for suppliers working on-site.

+ Complies with purchase documentation required for imported goods and controlled substances.

+ Communicates purchase specifications, drawings, etc. to suppliers as required for specific purchases.

+ Works with suppliers to correct deficiencies in purchased goods and services.

+ Responsible for submitting mechanical, electrical and other technical specifications and drawings from Engineering to potential suppliers for bidding purposes.

+ Has responsibility for reviewing requisitions, establishing sourcing and order placement of Capital Equipment and MRO items.

+ Reviews proposals prior to processing bid awards.

+ Responsible for the administration of blanket purchase orders and contracts.

+ Performs independent studies and analyses on purchasing decisions and resolutions.

+ Assists Maintenance, Repair and Operations Purchasing Agent in capital equipment research. In preparing on-site contracts, gives detailed attention to contractual safeguards including: confidential agreements, insurance requirements, safety training requirements, workmanship warranties and work references.

+ Facilitates coordination of workload among Purchasing Assistants if applicable.

+ Continuously improves the cost effectiveness of the purchasing process by searching for less costly materials, services and supplies.

+ Recommends to user departments new or different materials and revised designs which present the opportunity to obtain better quality and/or a lower cost.

+ Supports the plant cost reduction process by identifying cost reduction opportunities by such means as soliciting competitive bids, realigning supplier base and researching potential cost reductions.

+ Expedites and defers deliveries to optimize plant goals, warehouse storage, Just-In-Time JIT requirements and emergency needs.

+ Reviews purchase order acknowledgements and makes independent decisions on purchase order variations based on sound purchasing practice.

+ Audits purchase requisitions, determines appropriate order quantities and price breaks and selects proper shipping methods. Also, selects best source of supply, issues purchase orders, debit memos, purchase order change notices and considers special requirements.

+ Reconciles purchase order receipt discrepancies with Receiving, Accounting and/or suppliers. This includes defective goods, overages, shortages, overcharges and freight violations. Screen suppliers, including interviewing salespersons promptly and courteously and visiting suppliers to analyze facilities and capabilities.

+ Corresponds tactfully with suppliers to resolve misunderstandings, complaints and rejections. Ongoing internal and external contacts including: by phone, personal interview or written correspondence in obtaining quotations, negotiating prices, terms and conditions, credit/returns, expediting deliveries and replacement orders.

+ Interfaces with sales representative, sales managers, owners and other individuals


**Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:**

Technical background includes having a working knowledge of mechanical and electrical functions and industrial building materials, ability to read and understand technical drawings preferred.

Must demonstrate the ability to work with minimum supervision.

Must understand cost implications of their actions.

Must demonstrate understanding of technical terms and their application (Law of Agency, contractual obligations, patents and copyrights, JIT, transportation terminology, etc.).

Must understand and utilize departmental and interdepartmental relationships to optimize the acquisition of support goods and services. Tact, sensitivity and good negotiating skills are necessary.

Must be a self-starter with good analytical, communication (oral and written) and proficient computer skills (excel, word).

Must have working knowledge of manufacturing fundamentals and good business practices.


**Education and Experience:**

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Associates degree with 2 years of Purchasing experience OR a High School Diploma or equivalent with 4 years of Purchasing experience.

Maintenance, Repair and Operations Purchasing preferred

Experience with ORACLE and in Procurement preferred.

Experience in a regulated industry preferred.

**What happens next**


Once you apply, youll proceed to next steps if your skills and experience look like a good fit. But dont worryeven if this position doesnt work out, youre still in our network. That means all of our recruiters will have access to your profile, expanding your opportunities even more.


For questions or more information about this role, please apply and contact Ashlee Bishop via email at ashlee.bishop@kellyservices.com .


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**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.
Posted: 2022-06-27 Expires: 2022-08-27

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