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Company: Kelly Services
Location: Peoria
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job searching is a lot better with someone in your corner. Kelly - Professional & Industrial is seeking a Buyer for one of their major Manufacturing clients in Peoria IL.

Pay: DOE / 6 month contract

Summary: The main function of a buyer is to purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment.

A typical buyer is responsible for buying goods and services for use by their company or organization. A purchasing agent is responsible for the purchase of machinery, equipment, parts, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment.

What you will do:

+ Review and potentially optimize suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, and other relevant factors.

+ Approve purchases of the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts.

+ Approve purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services.

+ Instruct staff on how to resolve problems related to undelivered goods. Instruct staff on methods of negotiation, renegotiation and administration of contracts with suppliers, vendors and other representatives.

+ Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.

+ Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes.

+ Manage just-in-time inventory. Attend trade shows.

Who you are:

+ Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, negotiation skills and interpersonal skills.

+ Ability to analyze financial reports, price proposals and other technical data. Ability to accurately document and record customer/client information.

+ Basic mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback.

+ Ability to evaluate suppliers.

+ Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to purchasing.

+ Knowledge of supply chain management. Previous experience with computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel.

+ Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in finance or a related business field required. 5-7 years finance related experience required.

+ Working hours: 8:00-5:00 (flexible)

+ Proficiency with Microsoft products (Office, outlook) Excel (will need to be able to manipulate data, create pivot tables)

+ Ability to review data, develop conclusion and organize the data to be presented to management required.

+ Ability to create reports from several tools (Salesforce, BOBj) preferred.

**Why Kelly** ** -** **?**

You're looking to keep your career moving onward and upward, and we're here to help you do just that. Our financial staffing experts will connect you with premier companies for opportunities where you can learn, grow, and thrive. Jobs that fit your skills and experience, and most importantly, fit right on your path of where you want to go in in your career. It all adds up.

**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.

Keywords: Kelly Services, Peoria , Buyer, Other , Peoria, Illinois

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