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®?

At Kelly Services®, we work with the best. Our clients include 95 of the Fortune 100 companies, and more than 70,000 hiring managers rely on Kelly annually to access the best talent to drive their business forward. If you only make one career connection today, connect with Kelly.

About Kelly Services®

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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