Kelly Services Buyer - Manufacturing in Mckinney, Texas

A market leader in automotive suspension is hiring a Sr Manufacturing Buyer to procure goods, materials and services to ensure the company’s operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality, and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.


  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems; eliminate/mitigate risks which may impact production and business operations.

  • Solicit formal and informal bids, prepare bid specifications and coordinate bid process, considering TCO and leveraging volume/spend across all divisions.

  • Minimize company exposure of excess and obsolete material; review & drive appropriate action to reduce inventory reserve amounts.

  • Develop, audit and maintain vendor performance records and make recommendations for corrective action where required.

  • Manage the Non-Conforming Material and Warranty process to ensure claims are resolved within allotted time-frame.

  • Review and respond to annual NAFTA solicitations and/or COO requests with accurate part description, value, material, etc. to avoid penalties and delayed shipments.

  • Responsible for compiling data and submitting monthly Purchasing scorecard performance.

  • Maintain ERP supplier master database with accurate information.


  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline and CPM/CPIM/CPSCM preferred.

  • IMDS, NAFTA and Export Compliance experience a plus.

  • Must have manufacturing background experience.

  • Must have steel fabrication experience.

  • Must be proficient in MS Office software, particularly, Excel.

  • Must have extensive experience w/ ERP systems, such as Oracle, JDE, SAP, QAD.

  • Ability to problem solve and identify root cause & implement corrective action.

  • Ability to manage, prioritize, and complete multiple assignments while meeting deadlines.

  • Must be attentive to detail and consistently demonstrate a high degree of accuracy.

  • Track record of identifying & implementing cost savings initiatives.

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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.

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