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Buyer II

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Fair Oaks
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Kelly Government Solutions is currently seeking a Buyer to support a top defense contractor in your area. If you, or someone you know, maybe interested please apply online or send your resume to Justin Swearengin @

  • Processes purchase orders for parts, components, goods, services, equipment, and supplies in support of customer requirements. Follows established procedures and policies to contact vendors, obtain quotes, choose suppliers, place orders, and expedite or escalate orders when needed. Enters and maintains PO information in PRIDE's and customer's system, as required.
  • Partners with internal and external customer teams, and freight forwarders to ensure accurate recording of procured products in financial systems. Tracks open purchase orders and resolves discrepancies related to price changes, missing products, damaged shipments, product returns and billing errors. Uses problem solving skills to work directly with vendors to obtain status updates and problem resolution.
  • Actively communicates and corresponds with internal and external customers regarding order confirmation, problems, issues, and notices. Provides accurate information, resolves problems, or routes to appropriate personnel. Communicates timely updates via internal and customer systems and tools.
  • Works closely with Accounting and Receiving Departments to resolve issues and ensures accuracy and timeliness of the Procure-to-Pay process.
  • Collaborates with PRIDE business planners to ensure vendor part pipeline alignment to demand, utilizing order reschedule signal reports. Optimizes inventory weeks-of-supply by executing cancellations, expedites, and/or order pushouts.
  • Uses knowledge of systems and tools to set and maintain order intervals consistent with ABC inventory objectives.
  • Develops and provides management with meaningful metrics for procurement team and supplier performance, ongoing and as requested. Metrics include, but are not limited to, procurement team performance (PO placement TATs, acknowledgment percentages to TAT goal, delivery performance and team cost avoidance/cost savings) reported by business aggregate, by supplier, by customer, if appropriate.
  • Actively participates and may present data in department and customer meetings. Collaborates and engages with customer key personnel to ensure alignment at supplier relationship and performance levels. Engages in product and part lifecycle event planning and preparation, as well as supplier performance management activities. Escalates as needed.
  • Collaborates with appropriate internal and external customers to ensure all procurement supporting lifecycle event activities are complete and support overall New Product Introduction, part roll, and end of life supply, meeting milestone target dates.
  • Creates and maintains Strategic Supplier balance scorecards and provides performance narrative, which include corrective action plans when warranted.
  • Engages in procurement projects and training. 11. Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Three years of experience in inventory, purchasing and/or accounts payable/receivable.
    • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment, optimizing high-quality and most cost-effective procurement sourcing decisions
    • Experience working in a Service Support Supply Chain environment
    • Familiarity with Lifecycle planning events (NPI, part roll, discontinuance, and end of life support)
    • Experience participating and leading projects aimed at providing balance results (E.g., cost reduction without compromising customer service level)
    • Familiarity with purchasing, and procurement processes and practices, and the manufacturing environment
    • Must be a US Citizen
    • Must pass background check and drug screenWhy Kelly--?Looking to connect with premier government agencies or the top 25 federal government contractors? Kelly Government offers a variety of full-time, project (SOW), seasonal, and surge support opportunities in science, engineering, technical, professional, and administrative support roles. Our experts will find you the opportunity that fits your schedule and interests and handle the details of transferring and processing all levels of security clearances. It's just another way we make the job search work for you.About Kelly--Kelly connects talented people to companies in need of their skills in areas including Science, Engineering, Education, Office, Contact Center, Light Industrial, and more. We're always thinking about what's next in the evolving world of work, and we help people ditch the script on old ways of thinking and embrace the value of all workstyles in the workplace. We directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world, and we connect thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners in our outsourcing and consulting practice. 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.]]

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