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Kelly Services Purchasing Manager - SCM in Waltham, Massachusetts

Purchasing Manager - Supply Chain, Waltham, MA

What's next for you? This great job. Kelly is looking for dynamic Purchasing Manager for our top biotechnology client in Waltham, MA. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in Supply Chain Management or similar discipline, a background in professional services, advanced negotiation skills, and eSourcing experience (required). This is a 6-12-month contract role with possibility for extension.


  • Shift: 8:00am to 5:00pm

  • Location: R emote and candidates can be located anywhere in the US.

  • Pay: Commiserate with experience and education

Purpose And Scope: Responsible for developing and executing strategies to support Fresenius Medical Care North America s Supply Chain objectives. The ideal candidate will have a background in Professional services, as well as have indirect procurement expertise. They will be responsible for negotiating rates with vendors and executing contracts. They should have a cost-optimization mindset, and total cost of ownership expertise

In this role you are:

  • Responsible for strategic category management, supplier negotiations, contracts, and ongoing supplier management in assigned materials.

  • Coordinates with Global Strategic Procurement organizations to ensure alignment of procurement strategies where material/service synergies exist.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strategically manage direct spend by utilizing a proven sourcing process that engages stakeholders, aligns business objectives, and ensures supply continuity.

  • Act as subject matter expert on the supply and demand markets for assigned categories and their impact on the category.

  • Gain credibility and secure high levels of internal stakeholder s buy-in to strategic initiatives.

  • Analyze global Category or market trends for assigned material/service purchases and communicate opportunities to Executive Management, recommending action plans based on market trends.

  • Develop and direct annual cost savings programs that directly affect company financials and growth plans and generate progressive year over year cost reductions.

  • Prepare requests for proposals for assigned materials/ services.

  • Perform proposal analysis, including price analyses, Should Cost modeling, benchmarking, etc.

  • Develop cost targets for negotiations, negotiation strategy, and develop and negotiate supply agreements.

  • Lead supplier selection process, qualification of alternative sources, supply base rationalization programs and other relevant strategies to optimize the supply base.

  • Active Supplier Relationship Management:

  • Development and measurement of KPI s, supplier audits, business reviews, improvement plans, new opportunities, awards, terminations, etc. including savings tracking and ongoing communication to management and stakeholders.

  • Act as Liaison for resolving supplier/product related issues on assigned materials/services. Provides leadership and coaching to all direct reports and partners with human resources on employee matters.

  • Works with employees to develop clear and concise development plans to ensure the advancement of future leaders within FMCNA succession planning.

  • Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations.

  • Aligns and energizes behind common objectives, action-oriented willing to face challenging situation

  • 5-10 travel is required


  • Bachelor s Degree required plus 8-12 years related experience; or a Master s degree with 6 years’ experience; or a PhD with 3 years’ experience; or equivalent directly related work experience.

  • Advanced negotiations skills courses, a plus.

  • 5 years or more of Management experience

  • 2 years extensive experience managing sourcing projects from start to finish.

  • Must have Strategic Sourcing experience, Indirect Procurement experience, Use of SAP Ariba – experience with spend capability tools.

  • eSourcing experience required.

  • Proven ability to execute and generate cost reduction improvement.

  • Proficient with PCs and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

  • Moderate to complex level of financial analysis knowledge including business modeling and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience in negotiating pricing, contract terms and conditions including statements of work SOWs. Experience in providing project management and team leadership for sourcing initiatives stakeholders. Results driven, innovative creative.

Why Kelly?

As a Kelly employee, you’ll have access to world-class perks, including:

  • Kelly-sponsored Affordable Care Act health care coverage available to eligible employees

  • *Group insurance options

  • Service bonus plan

  • Holiday pay plan

  • Weekly electronic pay options

  • Online training campus that provides more than 3,000 free courses to help improve and develop skills

  • Exclusive online employee community

  • Employee assistance program available at no cost

  • Corporate discounts

  • Transportation Spending Accounts

*Offered and administered by Leslie & Associates. These plans are not sponsored by Kelly Services.

Apply Today!

*Important information: This position is recruited by a remote, national, Kelly office, NOT your local Kelly branch. Applicant must have a legal right to work in the US without sponsorship or VISA transfer for this position. There is no relocation budgeted for this position. If this position requires you to relocate you will be responsible for those costs.

Why Kelly ® ?

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly® Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, we’re here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

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 (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). 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 and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.