Austin, Texas

Indirect Purchasing Manager - Full Time / Direct Hire fully Benefited. 

Job Summary

The Purchasing Manager, Indirect is responsible for managing the full procurement process, from setting the sourcing strategy to the day-to-day actions, for all products and services with the exclusion of instruments, reagents and all those materials included in products we sell. Responsible to understand internal or external business issues and drive best practices. Manages daily procurement activities. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions and cost saving initiatives. Provides management and guidance of teams and projects.


Key Responsibilities and Duties

• Provide overall sourcing strategy for all indirect materials including:

• strategy development and implementation

• operating plans and budgets

• value generation initiatives

• policies, procedures, and,

• reporting/communications with leadership and assigned staff.

• Assess external market trends and conditions to identify opportunities and risks in managed spend categories. Structure analysis of spend to enable informed decision-making. Ensure sourcing efforts leverage market intelligence, should-cost

modeling, and TCO analysis. Define and implement tools, processes, procedures to improve vendor management and sourcing activities.

• Responsible for cost management of assigned commodities and products and long term saving plans

• Responsible for approving new suppliers and managing AVL. Develops and consolidate a strong network of key sourcing partners.

• Drive Innovation to support continuous improvement.

• Responsible for Departmental metrics.

• Responsible for tracking and driving projects with staff.

• Serve as a cross-functional link; maintain open communication among matrixed stakeholders (R&D, Program Management, Planning, Logistics, Sourcing & Procurement, etc.).

• Collaborates with MPM, Engineering & R&D Engineering on supplier source selection.

• Manage ERP system data integrity through appropriate internal controls. Ensure compliance to the regulations and standards set by the company and government authorities.


  • Required: Bachelor's Degree BS/BSE/BA level degree in business, engineering, materials science, logistics, or similar
  • Preferred: Master's Degree Master’s and or Engineering degree

Work Experience

  • 7+ Years Experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, or related management
  • 5+ Years Experience working independently in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities.

Training and Skills

  • Experience using an ERP system in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experienced in using Microsoft Office, Excel (Pivot tables & Vlookup), and Word.
  • Oracle E-Business Manufacturing experience (preferred) High
  • APICS/ISM/Six Sigma certification (preferred)

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.


Austin, Texas

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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.

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