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Kelly Services Supply Specialist in Waterloo, Iowa

Every day, Kelly Services connects professionals with opportunities to advance their careers. We currently have an exciting contract opportunity with one of our leading clients!

Title: Supply Management Specialist

Location: Waterloo, IA

Duration: 12 months Overview

  • Provides entry level sourcing, Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP), Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process (EOFP) support to include development and execution/enforcement of strategies and contracts for commodities of lower value and less complexity.

  • Assists with cost models, make vs. buy studies, spend analysis, invoice issue resolution and other data analyses.

  • Works with Strategic Sourcing to address chronic supplier performance issues and/or validation of suppliers during early supplier selection process as part of Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP).


  • Participates in implementation of resourcing activities and make versus buy decisions.

  • Collects cost data and prepares limited supplier cost/industry analyses.

  • Supports the Engineering Change Management (ECM) process so design changes and product improvements are implemented in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Develops and executes inventory plans to achieve inventory/asset management and material flow goals; resolves shipping, receiving, invoicing and payment problems to ensure prompt and accurate payments to suppliers.

  • Drives continuous improvement in terms of performance and lowest total cost with the Supply Base utilizing Achieving Excellence process and criteria.

  • Defines, resolves, and provides permanent solutions to supplier performance issues with the assistance of other functional representatives such as quality, product engineering, etc.

  • Manage the day-to-day supplier relationship issues, thereby assuring proper communication occurs.

  • Expedites parts as necessary.

Required Qualifications

  • BA in business or another related field

  • Open to recent grad candidates

  • Tableau or Power BI experience

  • Strong MS Office experience, especially Excel (pivot tables, macros, etc.)

  • Demonstrated communication skills

Additional Information

  • 1st shift (start time between 5 am and 7 am). Overtime is not anticipated.

  • Onsite position / Business casual dress code / Metatarsals required

  • Position has the potential of driving personal vehicles to other Waterloo sites for meetings

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 Taryn Carbone ( ) for immediate consideration.

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.