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Kelly Services Strategic Sourcing Specialist I, Clayton, MO in Clayton, Missouri

Strategic Sourcing Specialist I, Clayton, MO

6+ month contract via Kelly Services

Support small supplier negotiations and contracting with suppliers on behalf on internal customers; assist in large negotiations.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field; 1+ years of experience in project management or negotiations, 1-3 years relevant professional experience in procurement and/or strategic sourcing department and/or in project management role.

  • Develop and execute Request for Information and Request for Proposals (RFI, RFP) to gain understanding of market dynamics and supplier’s position within the market

  • Support business initiatives by engaging with internal business owners and suppliers on small contract negotiations

  • Lead tactical negotiations on small impact contract, with support on strategy, technique and messaging

  • Connect with internal customers to identify business needs and develop scope of project

  • Understand and communicate SS&P goals and objectives and how the standard strategic sourcing process supports these goals and objectives

Day to day responsibilities

  • Sourcing Specialist 1 interacts daily with internal business owners and helps them advance the contracting process, takes ownership and manages RFx events, and processes agreements through our procurement/sourcing system Coupa.

  • This role also assumes communications with key vendors for Centene’s core operations.

Top skills required

  • Strong business acumen and general understanding of strategic sourcing and procurement systems, processes, tools

  • Experience with Sourcing/Procurement systems (Coupa, Ariba, Zycus)

  • Ability to conduct RFx from requirements gathering through business award and contract execution

  • Experience with contract review and negotiations

Hours of operation 8am-5pm CST, Monday-Friday

Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Why Kelly®?

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.

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/non-traditional 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.

#KellyGTS

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.

#KellyGTS

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