Torrance, California

Every day, Kelly Services connects professionals with opportunities to advance their careers. We currently have an exciting contract opportunity with one of our leading clients!


Title: Buyer

Location: Torrance, CA / remote

Duration: 5 months

Shift: Monday – Friday / 8:00am – 5:00pm

Pay: $19.00 - $21.70/hour




  • Working within the Phenomenex Procurement team.
  • Will focus on supplier on-time delivery, supplier management, inventory management and analysis, and cost reduction.



  • Properly execute the Requisition-to-Purchase Order and Planned Purchased Order Processes with a high level of focus on customer service for products and services within the Indirect Material and Packaging categories.
  • Monitor and manage supplier on-time delivery, with ability to problem-solve and countermeasure effectively.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels to achieve effective Working Capital Turn rate while improving customer service levels.
  • Develop, negotiate, and coordinate Purchase Agreements and Long-Term Supplier Contracts.
  • Maintain Purchase Order status and tracking information while communicating to all internal stakeholders in a professional and timely manner.
  • Work cooperatively with other department representatives and vendors to resolve product discrepancies with regards to quality, quantity, delivery, and price.
  • Ensure supplier selection, qualification, evaluation and monitoring process is maintained per SOP.
  • Responsible for maintaining strong supplier relationship to ensure quality standards and target pricing is consistently achieved.
  • Continually improve time management, problem solving, critical thinking, and follow up skills.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in business or supply chain preferred.
  • Demonstrably versed in MRP, Bills of Material, and Customer Sales Support in a fast-paced manufacturing, multiple divisional environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft office products to develop spreadsheets and create general reports.
  • Detailed, accurate, analytical, and metric-driven.
  • Strong negotiation skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Buyer preferred.
  • Experience in purchasing MRO, General Labware, Packaging/Labeling, and other Indirect categories preferred.
  • AX 2012 ERP software experience preferred.


Physical Demands

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.



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. Please contact Taryn Carbone ( for immediate consideration.

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/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 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.


Torrance, California

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Kelly applies targeted recruiting initiatives to the Veterans population (in all stages of transition) by aligning customer defined requirements with military skills and experience.  The transition from military to civilian life can be stressful and complex for veterans, and our staff is trained to assist in this transition.  Unlike our competition, Kelly places these resources without geographic or industry constraints, offering our customers and our employees greater flexibility.  Kelly has a wide variety of local opportunities, for Veterans and their spouses, within our workforce solutions as well as national recruiting programs on behalf of our customers.  Kelly’s leading placement opportunities for Veterans are within Information Technology, Engineering, Science, Light Industrial and Call Center.

Our specially trained Veteran recruiters are armed with a number of tools to help Veterans obtain roles that match their potential including skill translation tools, leading Veteran- centric job boards and Veteran/spouse social media networks, among others.

Through Kelly’s vast branch network, we are closely located to the majority of major military installations across the United States.  Kelly recruiters participate in onsite and virtual military career fairs as well as advertise through local and national Veteran job boards.  In recent years, over 150 Kelly branches have worked directly with their local military installations to recruit spouses and transitioning personnel.  These teams not only engages with transitioning talent from local bases, but also have a strong focus on Veterans in areas where the military has identified high Veteran unemployment. This approach ensures that military talent is engaged and shared across the centralized military recruiting team and documented in a centralized database, so that other Kelly locations can benefit from hiring or relocating this valuable pool of talent.

Our focus on military recruiting is a win on multiple levels. Kelly gains top talent with the skills needed to excel; our clients receive the benefit of that talent to help them compete in an ever challenging business landscape; and Veterans receive gainful employment in line with their skills and abilities to ease the transition to the next phase of their lives.

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Kelly founded the temporary staffing industry in 1946, and has maintained a leadership position through the years based on a valuable premise: we invest in people. Today that focus benefits our customers wherever they operate around the globe - in a growing number of specialized fields. And we’ll continue to meet the evolving challenges of workforce flexibility with staffing solutions tailored to your precise business needs, both locally and worldwide.

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