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Kelly Services Supply Management 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 Supply Management Specialist


  • Leads and/or supports a Strategic Sourcing team with the development and implementation of sourcing strategies, meeting Enterprise Product Delivery Process and Enterprise Order Fulfillment

  • Process requirements/goals on product cost, schedule, and quality for the enterprise/region/division/unit.

  • Plays a key role in integrating suppliers early in the process to optimize design and cost.

  • Builds and develops a supply base for procuring complex and strategic materials, products, supplies and services.

  • Coordinates and leads efforts to address chronic supplier performance issues.


  • Ensures or manages the development and implementation of enterprise/divisional strategies, defining and integrating supply chains that support Enterprise Product Delivery Process(EPDP) and Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process (EOFP) and significantly impact enterprise financial and operational objectives.

  • Develops, builds, and maintains an ongoing relationship with assigned suppliers to monitor and improve supplier performance; measures the performance of the supplier and defines corrective actions; obtains assistance from other functional representatives such as quality, product engineering, etc. as appropriate.

  • Leads and/or supports the negotiation of supply agreements with specific suppliers resulting in cost models, an implementation strategy, and a documented agreement, ensuring the Company meets its overall goals for cost, quality, continuity of supply, etc.

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

  • Utilizes and develops continuous improvement in terms of performance and lowest total cost with the supply base utilizing the Achieving Excellence process/criteria and other appropriate supply management tools.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree highly preferred; will consider applicable experience in lieu of degree.

  • Proficient Excel (V-Lookups, pivot tables a plus), and SAP

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Basic financial analytics

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/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. 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.