Sourcing Specialist

Kelly Services is currently seeking an experienced Sourcing Specialist to join a long-term team in Houston, Texas! Do you have what it takes?

The main purpose of the Sourcing Specialist role is to negotiate the assigned tactical spends to generate financial benefits to the company and provide purchasing support to the assigned sites. This role may be responsible for the implementation of commercial agreements and related work processes in accordance with the strategies within the geography and/or commercial area.

Some of the daily responsibilities may include:

  • Negotiating and executing commercial agreements or spot purchases required to support business partners, manufacturing sites, and capital projects.
  • Provide sourcing support by working with the partner to clarify the scope of service, quality, volume, and logistics requirements. This may include the suggestion of sourcing alternatives available to partners, should requirements lists be modified.
  • Utilize available electronic tools SAP, Zycus, etc. to the fullest capability.
  • Maintain basic knowledge of suppliers including key market intelligence, product or service forecasting, and relevant market developments such as mergers acquisitions, financial status, and changes in key personnel.
  • Work effectively cross-functionally and within procurement to manage or resolve process or supplier related issues as with Procure to Pay, and/or the Businesses, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Work with system data on actual purchases to identify value opportunities.
  • Align with the partners and stakeholders on requirements and approaches.
  • Negotiate supply pricing, lead times and delivery terms for assigned tactical spend items for assigned sites.
  • Provide sourcing support by resolving escalated supplier related issues from assigned sites.
  • Provide the PtP Operations team with the needed information to implement negotiated price changes.


Education/Experience Desired:

  • At least 5 years of experience in a sourcing/purchasing role.
  • Negotiation Effectiveness under fast moving environment.
  • Trouble shooting/problem solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders and internal clients
  • Ability to collaborate and influence changes
  • Working knowledge of SAP, GPDIS, Portfolio, SharePoint and Excel.
  • Preferably having Intermediate Excel skills.
  • Ability to learn and adapt in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • College degree preferred.

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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