Kelly Services Buyer Associate in Savannah, Georgia

Job Description

Are you a recent college graduate? Are you ready to jump start your career? Kelly Services in Savannah, GA is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Buyer Associate position.

Under general supervision, assists with developing and implementing cost-effective and efficient procedures to purchase commodities in accordance with product specifications, services in accordance with User stated requirements, and company policies and procedures.

Essential Functions: 1. Develops sources of supply and obtains information from suppliers concerning product and/or service specifications, price, delivery dates, etc. and ensures all applicable data is current at supplier. 2. Preparation of solicitations requesting quotes, receive and evaluate bids; and negotiation of optimum delivery schedules and the best combination of price, quantity discount, product quality, standard terms and conditions. May receive guidance from Buyers, Procurement Specialists and Project Managers within the organization to complete tasks. 3. Communicates with User departments such as Engineering, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Planning, Facilities and other departments to ensure their requirements are met. 4. Prepares definitive purchase orders, including terms and conditions, makes award, and administers contracts with suppliers within budgetary limitations. 5. Monitors supplier performance, and prepares reports and other records pertaining to the items or services purchased, cost, delivery, product or service performance, supplier performance and/or inventories, as applicable. 6. Resolves problems related to purchasing, delivery, receiving and payment to the supplier by taking appropriate corrective action. Perform other duties as assigned.


Must possess a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or related curriculum.

Must have basic knowledge in purchasing methods and techniques.

Prefer Recent College Graduates with SAP or CAS experience,

Must have intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

A credit history check from a national credit bureau will be conducted for all candidates for this position.

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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.

AboutKelly 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 2016 was $5.3 billion. Visit 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. at