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Kelly Services Buyer in Phoenix, Arizona



Kelly Government Solutions is hiring for a buyer on a government contract with our customer in Phoenix, AZ. This assignment should last approximately nine months, with a chance to be extended or turn into a permanent hire.

Job Description:

The job of a Buyer is to negotiate with manufacturers or service providers on prices of goods and services. They make recommendations to upper management on possible purchases, monitoring trends and attempting to find the potential deals. They also attempt to find new products that might improve their company's performance.

You are responsible for:

  • Obtaining quotes;

  • Negotiate with suppliers, source items with suppliers.

  • Analyze and forecast purchasing needs for the company.

  • Run daily reports, update forecasts.

  • Process purchase orders through MRP computer system Data Entry in an ERP system.

  • Develop and maintain consistent and effective communication with vendors.

  • Analyze Bills of Materials for maintaining effective inventory.

  • Planning purchases for future parts procurement based upon delivery schedules.

  • Ensures and expedites with vendors so material components are ordered and delivered in a timely manner.

  • Interface and maintain a high degree of communication with other team members to coordinate company goals.

  • Multi-task and problem solve for resolution of discrepancies between invoices and purchase orders.

  • Provide support for documentation of returned material, creating credit memos, sales orders, and work orders.

  • Works with engineering department members in support of new product introduction launches and prototype production builds.

  • Other duties as assigned.

You are a part of:

This role is a corporate function with local teams supporting each facility’s needs. Sales operations works closely with the multiple departments and functions including sales, finance, product management, contracts, program management and customers. Professionalism and customer focus is our main priority.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Requires 3-5 years of buying experience.

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office and strong Excel skills.

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a flexible and changing environment with multiple competing deadlines.

  • Competent in the use of an ERP System.

  • Diligent and detail oriented.

  • Courteous and professional phone manner.

  • High level of integrity and a great work ethic.

  • Enthusiastic, cooperative, and positive behavior.

  • Requires an understanding of shipping and receiving procedures.

  • ESD knowledgeable.

  • U.S. Citizenship.

  • Well organized, detail oriented, conscientious about work quality.

  • Ability to lead in a team and individual environment.

  • Work well under pressure with the ability to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.

  • Professional and efficient with internal and external customers.

  • Strong time management skills.

  • Excellent written & verbal communications skills.

  • Prior use of Oracle or other ERP system.

Please email Drew Rogers at if you are interested, and we’ll set up a quick phone interview to discuss further.

Why Kelly ® ?

Looking to connect with premier government agencies or the top 25 federal government contractors? Kelly® Government offers a variety of full-time, project (SOW), seasonal, and surge support opportunities in science, engineering, technical, professional, and administrative support roles. Our experts will find you the opportunity that fits your schedule and interests and handle the details of transferring and processing all levels of security clearances. It’s just another way we make the job search work for you.

About Kelly ®

Kelly connects talented people to companies in need of their skills in areas including Science, Engineering, Education, Office, Contact Center, Light Industrial, and more. We’re always thinking about what’s next in the evolving world of work, and we help people ditch the script on old ways of thinking and embrace the value of all workstyles in the workplace. We directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world, and we connect thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners in our outsourcing and consulting practice.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (