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Kelly Services Supply Management Specialist (procurement) in Dubuque, Iowa

Every day, Kelly Services connects professionals with opportunities to advance their careers. We currently have an exciting 2+ year, long term contract opportunity as a Supply Management Specialist for a top fortune 500 company in Dubuque IA.

Title: Supply Management Specialist

Duration: 2+ years

Location: Dubuque IA (on site at John Deere)

Shift: First (some overtime may be required)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Candidate is responsible for purchasing of service parts, establishing and maintaining the relationship between Vendor/Supplier and John Deere, and improving the process to make sure needs are being met.

  • Candidate will be working with Vendors/Suppliers on part, price, and quality issues as well as engaging others from various departments or areas to complete tasks.

  • 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).

  • Makes use of Achieving Excellence process to manage the supplier's performance. The work requires the exercise of discretion and independent judgment but is reviewed periodically or upon completion.

  • Executes Order Fulfillment Process (OFP) with cost reduction activities, analyzing quotations, and making supplier selection based on criteria such as quality, cost, process capability, lead time and supplier stability.

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

  • Expedites parts as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5-years’ experience.

  • Ideal candidate will have cross-functional experience, expert communicator, and self-motivated and natural leaders.

  • Microsoft Suite and SAP are required.

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any field required; Master’s Degree or upper education would be a plus

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 Michelle Niemira ( micn083@kellyservices.com ) for immediate consideration.

Why Kelly?

  • 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

  • A competitive hourly pay rate with weekly checks

  • Access to newly expanded Medical Plan options

  • Online continuing education via the Kelly Learning Center

  • Several employee discounts

  • And more!

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 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.

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