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Supply Management Specialist-Dubuque, IA

Kelly Services
Dubuque, Iowa, United States
December 06, 2018


Kelly Services is currently recruiting for an experienced full-time Supply Management Specialist for our client; one of the world’s leading equipment and manufacturing companies at its in Dubuque, IA location.

This is a 3+ year contract assignment that starts in January 2019 and pays $26.00 per hour.

Job Description:

Supports and may lead a commodity Strategic Sourcing team with the development and implementation of sourcing strategies for enterprise/region/division/unit.

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

Responsible for quality, delivery, supplier performance and establishing appropriate material replenishment process.

Coordinates and leads efforts to address chronic supplier performance issues and/or validation of suppliers during the early supplier selection process as part of Enterprise Product Delivery Process (PDP).

Facilitates the quality planning activities with suppliers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Investigates availability of suppliers and materials in the marketplace; implements enterprise/division sourcing strategies and integrates suppliers in supporting the Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) and Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process (EOFP).

Leads and/or participates on multi-functional teams responsible for make vs. buy decisions, resourcing activities, and developing and implementing sourcing strategies; supports The Engineering Change Management (ECM) process so design changes and product improvements are implemented in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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 as appropriate; may negotiate with suppliers in order to resolve short-term performance problems.

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

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.

Leads continuous cost reduction/value improvement activity, focusing on Shareholder Value Added (SVA); develops and implements communication plans to key stakeholders.

Supports 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.

Skills and Qualifications

High School Diploma or Equivalent required, but a 4-year degree is preferred.

2+ years’ experience in Supply Management or related field

Experience managing suppliers including quoting, ordering, and processing payment discrepancies.

Familiarity with ordering systems: SAP.

Experience working with a cross functional team to drive process improvements.

Ability to facilitate a discussion with international suppliers.

Experience with resolving shipping, receiving, invoicing and payment problems.

Must possess strong attention to detail.

Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

Capacity to quickly change focus on work activities.

Term of Assignment

3+ year contract assignment: starting January 2019.

Schedule is Monday – Friday: 1st shift - 7:30am-4pm, 40 hours per week, no OT required.

Important information

This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Please submit your resume to be considered for this position. If you have questions about the opening, you may contact the recruiter for this position at