Kelly Services Buyer in Carol Stream, Illinois

Kelly Engineering Resources has an EXCELLENT position for a Buyer for a short-term contract near Carol Stream, IL

Pay: 21/hr

Buyer Position Summary:

Responsible for purchasing various electro-mechanical and electronic parts and components to meet assembly and manufacturing process requirements, in addition to purchasing MRO supplies as needed.

Buyer Position Responsibilities:

  • Establishes partnerships with subcontractors for the purchase of quality parts and supplies in order to meet manufacturing requirements.

  • Purchases raw goods and expedites orders to meet production schedules.

  • Resolves any discrepancies on purchased goods.

  • Reviews MRP action messages and takes appropriate action.

  • Negotiates with vendors for goods and services, to obtain the best possible price, lead time and service guarantee.

  • Orders components and supplies for all departments.

  • Works closely with Receiving Department to ensure all components are properly received and trace delinquent arrivals from purchase orders.

  • Partners with other department Team Members to support and complete various responsibilities, projects and or tasks as necessary

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Team Leader(s)

Buyer Skills & Role Qualifications:

  • Expert level knowledge and experience managing an MRP system, QAD preferred.

  • Excellent negotiation skills.

  • Attention to detail and ability to accurately manage contractual processes.

  • Ability to conduct web-based sourcing.

  • Ability to resolve part shortages and material discrepancies on a timely manner.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Knowledge of ISO requirements is a plus

Buyer Education & Experience :

  • B.A. or B.S. Operations Management, Business Administration or related field (Preferred)

  • 3-5 years’ experience in purchasing both electro-mechanical and electronic components in a manufacturing environment

  • International supply chain knowledge and experience

  • Foodservice manufacturing industry (Preferred)

  • APICS certification is a plus

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in

industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier

source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm

with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety

and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct

hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific

professional interests.

AboutKelly Services ®

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Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

is The Law.