Kelly Services Procurement Associate (Contract & Sourcing) in Des Moines, Iowa

Every day, Kelly Services connects professionals with opportunities to advance their careers. We currently have an exciting 3+ month contract opportunity as a Contract & Sourcing Associate for a top fortune 500 healthcare / insurance company in Des Moines, IA.

Title: Contract & Sourcing Associate (Purchasing / Procurement)

Duration: 3+ months (high likelihood of extension)

Location: Des Moines IA

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Seeking a Contract & Sourcing Consultant to join our team.

  • In this role, you will assist with contract negotiations and/or manage vendor relationships of moderate risk and/or complexity with impact to the business strategy.

  • You will utilize procurement best practices to set negotiation strategy as appropriate with vendors and assist with all aspects of the negotiation process.

  • This role also provides knowledge and expertise to customers and stakeholders to identify and deliver optimal business solutions.

  • You will provide the analysis, acquisition of goods/services and software, and the creation of clear and concise contractual agreements.


  • Prior compliance experience, including application of risk assessment, procurement contracting provisions and contracting processes and how to leverage optimal outcomes with long-term best value results

  • Prior vendor management experience, including evaluating performance metrics

  • Prior contract experience in a highly regulated industry

  • Prior IT procurement experience desired

  • Minimum 4 years of Procurement experience, including contract negotiation and drafting

  • Strong negotiation skills and demonstrates a high degree of integrity

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute/lead negotiations that generate economic value and reduce business and legal risk

  • Strong familiarity with project management processes and methodology requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize excellent time management and project management skills

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, with the ability to positively influence, while building collaborative relationships

  • Detail-oriented and ability to multi-task

  • Ability to think strategically and pro-actively partner with the business to drive results, including proficient knowledge of the role of sourcing and contracting in meeting company goals, and how procurement creates value for the company with a good understanding of defined strategies


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Contract Law, Legal, Compliance, Supply Chain, or related field or direct and applicable work experience

Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Please contact Michelle Niemira ( ) for immediate consideration.

Why Kelly?

  • As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:

  • Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies

  • A competitive hourly pay rate with weekly checks

  • Access to newly expanded Medical Plan options

  • Online continuing education via the Kelly Learning Center

  • Several employee discounts

  • And more!

Why Kelly ® ?

At Kelly Services ® , we work with the best. Our clients include 95 of the Fortune 100 ™ companies, and more than 70,000 hiring managers rely on Kelly annually to access the best talent to drive their business forward. If you only make one career connection today, connect with Kelly.

AboutKelly Services ®

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