Purchasing Specialist

Kelly Services is now hiring a Purchasing Specialist for a short term 3-month contract position with one of our TOP clients located in Stamford, CT. Apply Today!


The ideal Purchasing Specialist will assist with all aspects of the purchasing process, reconcile purchase orders to invoices and works to solve discrepancies while maintaining adherence to budget.



  • Reconciles invoice and shipment discrepancies, and communicate results on issue resolution.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships in the supplier community including minority vendors and diversity programs
  • Oversees purchase orders through all stages.
  • Assists with capital budget preparation ensures adherence to budget and other reports as required.
  • Complete receipts, as well as manage the Open Receipts reports.
  • Communicate with vendors on payment status and other aging requests / payments.
  • Process purchase orders through all stages of purchase cycle (requests, creation, change, tracking, closure and deletion).
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with vendors and internal departments.
  • Reconcile invoice and shipment discrepancies; communicate results of resolution.
  • Monitor vendor performance and communicate issues and concerns to management.
  • Manage voucher logs (capital and expense).
  • Complete receipts, as well as manage the Open Receipts reports.
  • Communicate with vendors on payment status and other aging requests / payments.
  • Support EPOD process by monitoring input/output activity.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum one (1) years’ experience in purchasing or general accounting.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in purchasing and/or general accounting
  • Advanced proficiency of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles
  • Strong ability to work with numerical detail and maintain a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner and with all levels of management and company personnel
  • Ability to complete work with limited supervision
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of Ariba

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 nearly 500,000 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. 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, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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