Inventory Specialist

Kelly Engineering is currently recruiting for a (Contract to Hire) (Inventory Specialist) job located in Clearwater, FL. The Inventory & Buyer Specialist is a key member of the procurement & purchasing team, responsible for Inventory purchasing, planning, inventory management and forecasting. 



  • As key supply chain interface on new projects and products, lead the effort to streamline the creation of accurate BOM specifications and developing a robust long lead strategy.
  • Develop purchasing strategy for consolidated buys and work to better leverage suppliers.
  • Develop strong vendor relationships for handled products.
  • Learn the procurement system expertly (Sage 100c & Sage Inventory Advisor)
  • Purchasing responsibility for strategic accounts.
  • Track costs and prepare analysis to aid in pricing
  • Prepare Inventory related budgets, forecasts, financial metrics reports & perform analysis
  • Preform various Inventory account reconciliations
  • Maintain ERP and conduct audits on inventory
  • Develop and provide weekly reports to management on expenditures.
  • Achieve or exceed standards set by Management for fill rate, Inventory turnover, DCOS-Days Cost of Sales, SKU rationalization, and reduction of overstocks and aged inventory.



  • 2 years minimum experience working in a manufacturing or cost accounting environment.
  • Strong knowledge in Cost Accounting
  • Must be able to work within deadlines and provide timely reporting
  • APICS training and certification preferred.
  • Desire to work in a fast paced, changing environment. 
  • Fluent with the Microsoft Suite of products with advanced level excel skills.
  • Experience with Sage ERP & Sage Inventory Advisor preferred.
  • Assist in training including be cross trained with the Purchasing Assistant.



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting or related major.
  • Production/Manufacturing experience
  • Inventory analysis and tracking
  • Must be a self-starter, highly dependable/reliable and work with little supervision.
  • Strong accounting understanding with cost accounting experience a plus
  • Must have a great can do attitude, detail oriented able to meet deadlines and possess strong communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Lean Principles & Language, UL Standards, and NFPA standards is a plus.
  • Knowledge of UL standards and NFPA standards a plus.
  • APICS training and certification in production control and inventory management a plus.


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.

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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