Winston Salem, North Carolina

Buyer/ Planner - Temporary Assignment (Approx. 6 months)

Application Tooling is a worldwide engineering and manufacturing business unit that designs and manufactures application equipment, tooling and precision machined products for all markets. The dynamic work environment will enable you to capture every bit of potential out of your career. We are known by our customers for exceptional quality, innovation and service.

The Buyer/Planner role will support supply chain activities on sheet metal, springs, stampings, private brand label hand tools, and outside services. This position reports within Operations to the Manager of Procurement.

Person(s) performing this role are models for the core values of Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, and Innovation. While functioning in this role you will be expected to operate at the highest standards of individual and corporate integrity, honor all commitments made while taking personal responsibility for actions/results, and foster an environment that encourages innovation, creativity, excellence and results through teamwork. Our organization strives to practice leadership that teaches, inspires, and promotes full participation of all employees combined with a foundational belief in continuous development.

This Manager for this role is in PA but the candidate can be remote. This is a Temporary Assignment that does not include benefits.


  • Responsible for obtaining components, materials and services.
  • Gathers quotations, examines bids and makes awards.
  • Performs cost analysis and volume planning for commodities.
  • Evaluates vendor reliability, developing new supply sources where required.
  • Coordinates Purchasing activities with manufacturing to maintain inventory at planned levels.
  • Recommends cost savings proposals. Plans, schedules and monitors the movement of material through the production cycle.
  • Determine quantity and order date for materials to meet production schedules.
  • Initiates requisition and purchase order and develops schedule based on forecast and historical analysis
  • Coordinate supplier performance reviews.
  • Respond to and collaborate with customer service to resolve blocks in SAP to release customer orders


  • 5+ years experience in Procurement and or Materials Planning
  • SAP Experience highly preferred.
  • Proficiency in Excel for analysis required
  • Working knowledge of machine shop practices and fabricated metalworking industry is essential.
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and people skills.
  • Demonstrates good judgment when working with the supply base.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

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.


Winston Salem, North Carolina

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