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Kelly Services Purchasing Manager in Burlington, Iowa

Kelly Services is currently seeking Purchasing Manager for one of our top clients in Burlington, IA.

JOB TITLE: Purchasing Manager

DURATION: 6-9 Months (Temporary / Contract) - Could turn into longer term/possible temp-hire


Location: 100% onsite in Burlington, IA

You will act as the Purchasing representative within the plant to fully support Manufacturing plans. The Purchasing Manager facilitates timely execution and ensure plant supply needs are satisfied.

Responsibilities Include:

Meet the Manufacturing OKTS (OK to Ship) Plans: working with Manufacturing leadership, Purchasing and SQE, identify all supplier-related potential risks to this objective, develop solid mitigation plans to overcome risks, lead teams in implementation and monitoring for successful risk elimination to achieve month-end metrics and achieve production linearity. Support meeting the Manufacturing OKTS with no shortfalls due to supplier performance.

Utilize a developed set of tools and processes to proactively identify any supplier whose key metrics on delivery performance indicates a deterioration in performance. Engage with other resources and the supplier to address the deterioration and develop and implement a solid Recovery Plan.

The qualified candidate will have experience with the following:

A Bachelor's degree in Business or related field and a minimum 3 years related work experience in the areas of Manufacturing, Purchasing or Supply Chain.

In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, will also consider those with an Associate’s degree plus a minimum of 4-5 years of work experience in the areas of Manufacturing, Purchasing or Supply Chain.

In lieu of an Associate’s degree, will also consider those with a HS diploma/GED plus a minimum of 8 years of work experience in the areas of Manufacturing, Purchasing or Supply Chain.

Ability to travel potentially up to 15% of the time

The preferred candidate will have experience with the following:

Working knowledge of manufacturing MRP systems and processes.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Strong leadership and communication skills across multifunctional teams

Strong fact based problem solving skills

Ability to act quickly and decisively in making tough calls and be passionate and accountable for achieving assigned tasks and goals

Capability for working both independently and within Team environments

Ability to think and act proactively

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.

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

  • Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career

  • Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center

  • Weekly pay and service bonus plans

  • Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire*

Let us help advance your career today.

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.