Sourcing Specialist

Kelly Services - Houston, TX3.9

Role Description:
The main purpose of the Sourcing Specialist is to negotiate assigned spends to generate financial benefits and provide purchasing support to the assigned remote sites.

Critical responsibilities include:
Lead or assist the execution of Sourcing Projects using the Strategic Sourcing Process.
Implement commercial agreements and associated work processes for products and services as delegated by the Sourcing Manager.
Identify Value Recovery opportunities for B&C item spending and define/implement associated projects.
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 (e.g. e-RFI, e-RFQ, e-Auctions) to the fullest capability, to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the Purchasing process.
Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers, and effectively manage quality service / product performance issues with suppliers.
Execute contractual obligations within the delegated scope of responsibility and legal authority.

College degree with 3 years supplier negotiation experience

Experience with manufacturing environment preferred

Experience with MRO purchases preferred

Critical Success Factors are:
Negotiation Effectiveness with external suppliers
Communication and collaboration effectiveness with internal clients/partners.
Working knowledge of SAP and intermediate Excel skills.
Ability to resolve supplier related commercial issues for assigned remote sites
Ability to learn and adapt in a dynamic and challenging environment
An understanding of industry and market dynamics and their effects upon supply.
Preferred Experience: Labor & Services Sourcing Experience

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About Kelly Services®
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