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Kelly Engineering Resources St. Petersburg Full-Time
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Job Details: Industry:          Pharmaceutical Work Location:  St. Petersburg, FL Job Title:           BUYER Duration:          6 Months (Temporary/Contract)   JOB DESCRIPTION: BUYER – St. Petersburg, FL Kelly Services is currently seeking a BUYER for one of our top clients in St. Petersburg, FL. Hours: 8am-5pm General Summary: Perform, lead, and improve processes listed below: 
Enter PO’s and resolve discrepancies. 
Run reports as needed. 
Identify and support site-level and global procurement initiatives for cost savings, contract opportunities, supplier quality and risk mitigation of single sourced materials. 
Participates and supports new product launches to influence sourcing decision and purchase materials as needed to meet project timelines. 
Support activities working with internal customers and suppliers to obtain information and product required for material qualification. 
Participates in or may lead cross-functional initiatives to reduce cost and improve quality for internal and external customers. 
Develop key supplier relationships to serve the local site’s needs. 
Support Global Procurement strategic imperatives. 
Negotiates pricing and contracts, ensures compliance with contracts. 
Process requisitions and place orders with Catalent Pharma Solutions approved suppliers to obtain materials required to support product launches, dual sourcing efforts and cost savings initiatives. 
Communicate material availability, lead-time, supplier capacity & capability updates to stakeholders and take ownership for entire procurement process, resolving all discrepancies from placement of order, through receipt, payment of goods and returns. 
Provides support to determine root cause for poor vendor performance and late deliveries. 
Provides support to resolve supplier quality issues and take corrective action. 
Notifies internal customers of supplier changes notifications, assume role as liaison with supplier to obtain documents and material required to approve change. Provide frequent updates to stakeholders impacted by change to mitigate supply chain risk. 
Responsible for ensuring the supplier adheres to the guidelines specified on the purchase order. 
Prepare various reports for cost savings tracking, supplier spend analysis and performance. 
Comply with all site and Corporate SOPs and documented processes. 
Complies with and follows all procedures within the company Security, EHS and Global Trade policies. 


Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in business, finance, engineering, sciences, purchasing, or other operations field is required with a minimum of seven (7) year of progressive purchasing experience. 
Previous experience working in pharmaceutical, biotech or medical device industry is required. 
Advanced PC skills (specifically Excel, Power Point & Word) including knowledge and hands-on experience with ERP/MRP systems. JDE experience is a plus, but not required. 
Available for overtime on an as needed basis to meet business needs. 

Knowledge/Skills Requirements: 
Excellent proactive problem-solving and analytical skills. 
Extensive knowledge of procurement strategies, tactics, negotiation and contracting skills. 
High personal integrity and ethics with uncompromising standards. 
Well organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task. 
Self-motivated, disciplined, focused, and able to prioritize work (Determined to improve the overall throughput and financial goals of the organization. 
Able to bridge relationships with a variety of individuals and between various departments, sites, functions and levels of the organization. 
Able to work in an international team-based environment, intercultural skills. 
Highly literate to terms relating to procurement. 
Able to balance strong negotiation skills and shareholder needs with the need to develop strong relationships with our key suppliers. 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 
  • Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career
  • Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center
  • Weekly pay and service bonus plans
  • Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire*

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Why Kelly®?

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.

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In a recent study, one-third of large companies predicted contingent workforce growth of 50 percent or more.* Kelly Engineering Resources® can help you be a part of this contingent workforce growth opportunity.

Kelly Engineering Resources, a specialty service of Kelly Services®, is focused exclusively on placing skilled engineering professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and full-time engineering jobs across a full spectrum of related industries and disciplines, including:

  • Aeronautical
  • Environmental
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Chemical
  • Industrial
  • Quality
  • Civil/Structural
  • Mechanical
  • Telecommunications
  • Electrical/Instrumentation
  • Petroleum

Kelly Engineering Resources employees work more than 6 million hours in positions ranging from chemical engineers to robotic technicians to R&D specialists to AutoCAD® designers.

It all began when William R. Kelly—founder of the temporary staffing industry—established Kelly Services® in 1946. The company's traditional expertise started with office services, call center, light industrial, and electronic assembly staffing. Through the years, we expanded our expertise and established a proven record of successfully matching job seekers to opportunities in disciplines such as science, engineering, law, education, healthcare, IT, and finance. As a Fortune 500® company, Kelly® has evolved into a global workforce solutions leader, making employment connections for nearly half a million people around the world every year.

Since our founding, we have embodied the true spirit of social responsibility. Our character and values resonate through our culture. Inherently—through our core business focus—we seek to improve the quality of life for our employees, their families, and their communities, as well as society at large. We embrace the role we play and the value we contribute to society—whether ensuring equal opportunity to employment, promoting safer workplace conditions, advocating for healthcare reform, or adhering to sustainable business practices.

Together with our employees and our customers, we will continue to work toward ensuring that our legacy will remain strong for generations to come. For more than 60 years, people have trusted Kelly Services to help them reach their career goals. We are your proven link to employment opportunities that will pave the way for a successful future. Whoever and wherever you are—and with the right skills and attitude—Kelly can help you find a job, expand your career, and build your future.

*According to “The Emerging New Workforce,” a 2009 report by Littler Mendelson, P.C., an employment and Labor Law solution firm.

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