Houston, Texas

Kelly Engineering is currently seeking an experienced Sourcing Specialist in Houston, Texas!

The Sourcing Specialist is part of the Maintenance, Repair and Operations & Capital Sourcing Team which manages the sourcing needs for Dow businesses and Capital Project teams.  The Sourcing Specialist will actively engage and support clients in the businesses and functions to ensure that sourcing requirements are known, and that supplier quality and service levels meet expectations. This role also negotiates assigned specific equipment or services purchases for execution as purchase orders.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop knowledge of the supply market and suppliers.
  • Responsible for the negotiation, execution and implementation of POs and related work processes in accordance with the strategies within the commercial area and/or geography.
  • Engage with Stakeholders to clarify the scope of service, quality, volume and requirements for POs.
  • Analyze data to identify improvements in vendor and document savings delivered to projects.
  • Utilize available electronic Sourcing tools (e.g. Zycus) to the fullest capability, to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the Purchasing process.


Skills & Knowledge:

  • Adeptly use I/T applications (SAP, Excel, etc.) to execute the Source to Pay work process – Diamond Systems and associated systems (Zycus, Master Data Governance etc.)
  • Work independently with a high degree of organization.
  • Ability to persuade internal and external clients through effective communication skills.
  • Strong collaboration skills across Source to Pay colleagues, suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Quickly learn and adapt to enhanced work processes.
  • Strong data analysis skills to effectively identify value opportunities.
  • Exhibition of strong work ethic and responsiveness to earn respect of business partners.
  • Strong customer mindset and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal, facilitative, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Proactive attitude and ability to continuously seek opportunities to improve work processes and activities.
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates strong decision-making skills and the ability to prioritize appropriately.
  • Effectively interacts with multiple functions and diverse individuals to achieve goals.
  • Effectively manages multiple competing priorities.


Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience.



Why Kelly® Engineering?

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. At Kelly Engineering, our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the world’s most critical challenges. We connect you with leading organizations where you can collaborate on innovative projects, work with cutting-edge technologies and accelerate your growth. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects or are looking for a long-term opportunity, we’re here to guide you to the next step in your engineering career.

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 Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kelly’s Human Resource Knowledge Center. Kelly complies with the requirements of California’s state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.


Houston, Texas

Why Kelly - Since 2011 we have placed over 16,000 Veterans

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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.

A People Company, Staffing the World

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.