Kelly Services Purchasing Specialist in Shelbyville, Kentucky

Kelly Services is seeking a temporary Purchasing Specialist for a manufacturing company located in Shelbyville, KY.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for purchase of all Outside Services and Tooling materials

  • Interacts with internal and external contacts.

  • Interviews both current and prospective vendors to insure the use of reliable and competitive sources of supply obtaining competitive quotes to fulfill requirements.

  • Compares and negotiates prices, freight cost, specifications, and delivery dates to insure best possible value.

  • Reviews requisitions and verifies appropriate usage, approval, and includes required information.

  • Manages suppliers as required, including resolution of quality, delivery, invoicing, and quantity issues as required.

  • Expedites and follows up on problems involving purchase of products for which this position is responsible.

  • Advises Purchasing Manager of market conditions and changes of market conditions in assigned areas of purchase.

  • Visits vendors when necessary.

  • Follows purchasing department procedures and work instructions, i.e. certificate of insurance forms, vendor book of correspondence, and supplier questionnaire.

  • Responsible for items as assigned by the Purchasing Manager, which may include packaging, tool room, electrical and maintenance materials and supplies.

  • Performs administrative tasks: Tax exemption forms, shipping papers, filing, copying.

  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • High School Diploma/GED required; Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university preferred;

  • Two to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience .

  • Purchasing certification for purchasing professionals preferred.

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With Kelly, accounting and finance professionals like you will have access to some of the world’s most respected companies—providing you with challenging, high-visibility projects that can transform your career. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and more than 3,000 finance and accounting hiring managers rely on us each year to access the best temporary and full-time talent: people like you.

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AboutKelly Services ®

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