Purchasing Specialist

Kelly Services is currently seeking an experienced Purchasing Specialist to join a leading team in Houston, Texas! The ideal candidate with have a degree in Supply Chain Management or a similar subject, and at minimum 3 years of relevant purchasing experience.

Do you have what it takes?


The Purchasing Specialist serves as direct interface between Labor Services Purchasing and supports Stakeholders/Sites and partners on procurement work processes and transactional systems for purchasing, planning and execution. This role will work closely with our internal purchasing team and will be proficient in procurement work processes, transactional systems, knowledgeable in procurement strategies and supplier issues, and ensures that all of these aspects interface smoothly to achieve quality output and satisfied clients for our sites.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot problems related to the receiving and accounts payable processes.
  • Work with system data on actual purchases vendor code support.
  • Work with the partners and stakeholders to clarify the scope and specs, quality, volume, logistic and delivery requirements for new purchases and get aligned with approaches and results.
  • Resolve supplier issues as escalated from assigned sites and work with our Procure to Pay Service team.
  • Provide the purchasing team with the needed information to implement negotiated changes.
  • Daily tracking reporting, including status/progress of negotiated requisitions.
  • Updates price change requested for MRO Labor SPA agreements.
  • Assist Sourcing Managers request to identify and implement new Service Master numbers needed for Outline Agreements.
  • Download PTP reporting Tableau, Power BI, and Executive Dashboard to review supplier invoicing status.


Education/Skills Desired:

  • College degree with 3 years of purchasing experience (Minimum Education: Bachelor s Degree)
  • Experience with manufacturing environment preferred
  • Experience with MRO purchases preferred
  • Negotiation Effectiveness
  • Communication and collaboration effectiveness with Dow internal clients/partners.
  • Working knowledge of SAP and intermediate Excel skills.
  • Ability to resolve supplier related commercial issues for assigned remote sites
  • Ability to learn and adapt in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills and someone with initiative and proactive self-management.
  • An understanding of industry and market dynamics and their effects upon supply.



Apply today for immediate consideration!

Kelly Services is committed to employee inclusion through our dedication to foster an innovative workforce by recognizing, celebrating, and embracing the diversity that all Kelly employees bring to our organization and our customers.   

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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