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Purchasing and Supply Continuity Specialist

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Columbus
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Purchasing and Supply Continuity Specialist
1 yr W2 contract
Position Summary:
Procures specialized items and executes complex buying strategies in accordance with agreed upon material buying plans at the optimum cost, quality and relationship. Conducts complex analysis of sourcing information and presents findings to purchasing and supply chain leadership for process improvement while maintaining high quality product and service delivery.
Key responsibilities for this position will include the following:
* Independently procures inventory, supplies, and capital goods and arranges timely deliveries.
* Analyzes complex purchasing initiatives and processes in support of the delivery of cost effective and high-quality goods and services.
* Prepares and presents recommendations of improvement opportunities and alternative courses of action to senior purchasing/sourcing leadership.
* Evaluates consistent application of sourcing procedures and processes.
* Supports purchasing/sourcing management in activities such as vendor management, industry and market analysis, process analysis, and model building.
* Leads analysis projects/initiatives providing coaching to less experienced analysts.
* Develop effective relationships with vendors and suppliers favorable for company business.
* May manage capacity, delivery and issue resolution projects.
Position Requirements:
* A Bachelors' Degree is required for this role. Manager prefers to see degrees in supply chain management, business, engineering or related.
* Manager is seeking candidates with a minimum of 3 - 5 years applicable experience.
* Previous experience in supply chain mgmt.
* Looking for candidates that can deal ambiguity within the role
* MFG/ Materials experience preferred
* Proficient in Excel and power point
* Written and verbal communication is critical
* Basic knowledge of purchasing
* Experience managing cross functional discussions
Qualifications and Competencies:
* Action Oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
* Balances stakeholders - Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.
* Courage - Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said.
* Drives Engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
* Manages Complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
* Manages Conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
* Purchasing Policies, Procedures, Tools - Complies with purchasing policies and procedures and complies with them in daily work; leverages tools to conduct procurement initiatives; assesses documents for clarification and seeks guidance for clarification of the information needed.
* Supplier Capacity Management - Leverages marketing forecast processes and data required from suppliers for capacity planning; negotiates capacity requirements in supplier contracts to deliver the lowest Total Cost of Ownership; links interrelationship between capacity management and product quality; assesses suppliers to ensure that they are capable of meeting Cummins total
demand for both production and aftermarket.
* Supplier Tooling Management - Manages supplier tooling strategy by noting the impact on Total Value Performance throughout the product life cycle to accurate piece price, leverages Cummins owned tooling procedure and ensures continuance of supply from that supplier or another by use of that specific tooling, by using proper Letters of Intent and bailment agreements; tracks and maintains inventory of which tooling Client has paid for and owns.
* Supply Base Risk Management - Minimizes supplier risk to Cummins by proactively mitigating risks through use of risk analysis tools and risk mitigation playbook to manage three key risks including continuity of supply, reputational risk, and risk to our margins of parts by minimizing disruption and services throughout supply chain; manages and leverages supplier selection and dual sourcing opportunities as a first line of defense against supplier risk.
* Problem Solving - Solves problems using a systematic analysis process by leveraging industry standard methodologies to create problem traceability and protect the customer; determines the assignable cause; implements robust, data-based solutions; identifies the systemic root causes and recommended actions to prevent problem reoccurrence.
* Project Management - Establishes and maintains the "Balanced Triangle" of Scope, Schedule and Resources for a temporary effort (a "project").
**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, we're here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.
**About Kelly** **--**
At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're 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.

Keywords: Kelly Services, Bloomington , Purchasing and Supply Continuity Specialist, Other , Columbus, Indiana

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