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Category Buyer

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Everett
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Looking to make your next career move? Kelly is hiring for a Category Buyer opportunity with our client in Everett, WA!

  • Direct hire opportunity
  • Salary range: $70,000-$90,000 with 10% bonus eligibility
  • Full time, Monday-Friday
  • Onsite position

    Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, tuition reimbursement, and 401k with employer match!


    • Plan and execute raw material requirements for internal customers through ERP System
    • Order raw materials within lead time specifications as needed, enter purchase orders with detail to quantity and cost, communicate purchase orders to vendor, and confirm/update pricing as needed.
    • Adherence to inventory levels based on usage, forecast, minimum and maximum inventory ranges.
    • Monitor daily raw material inventory and orders/logistics to ensure on-time deliveries and efficient production.
    • Contact vendors when orders do not meet standards
    • Maintain product reorder data including lead time, minimum order quantity, minimum and maximum inventory levels, shelf life, primary and secondary vendor.
    • Maintain Vendor Database with contact and ordering info for customer service and sales representatives.
    • Negotiate with vendors for competitive pricing, source and review new products as the business demands.
    • Qualify new suppliers as business and market needs change for the organization.
    • Develop and implement cost savings/cost reduction programs and projects.
    • New Vendor and Product setup (price quotation and negotiation, raw material documents, data setup).
    • Invoice approval and reconciliation by researching supplier information, invoice approval software, and ERP data.
    • Assist Operations Team (Receiving/Warehouse/Production/Planning/ Logistics) with raw material issues, delivery and pickup times, inventory discrepancies, and ensure supplier is aligned with business needs.
    • Work with Quality Team to action expiring inventory, manage raw material rejections and returns, supplier credits and other issues as needed.
    • Project Management - Develops Plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.


      • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in this type of role in manufacturing industry
      • Food manufacturing industry experience preferred
      • Demonstrated excellence in driving consistently strong profitable sales growth
      • Experienced working with Procurement/Supply Chain Planning

        If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the above qualifications, apply to this posting today for immediate consideration!

        IYou should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

        Why Kelly ?

        As a worker today, it's up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find what's next is what we're all about. We know what's going on in the evolving world of work-just ask the 440,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

        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 Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kelly's Human Resource Knowledge Center.
        Kelly complies with the requirements of California's state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.

Keywords: Kelly Services, Everett , Category Buyer, Other , Everett, Washington

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