Senior Vendor Management Specialist (JO-1303-17889) Moline, Illinois

IT'S MORE THAN A JOB! KellyOCG, a division of Kelly Services is looking for an individual who has the ability to act as a Senior Vendor Management Specialist.  As part of Kelly's Outsourcing Consulting Group (OCG), CWO leverages staffing, procurement, and supplier management expertise to bring customers an end-to-end centralized workforce management program.
This position will be on site at the client facility in Moline, Illinois.
The Senior Vendor Management Specialist is responsible for facilitating the procurement process of contract employees for a particular customer by using an e-procurement tool and managing relationships between the customer (hiring managers) and the approved vendors. This position involves working closely with the Hiring Managers and vendors on a daily basis.
Responsibilities Include

  •     Manage the procurement process: requisition creation, contractor on boarding assignment, and contractor off boarding
  •     Broadcast orders to approved suppliers using e-technology tool. Exercise screening techniques that ensure only high-quality candidates are forwarded to the customer for review.                                                                   
  •     Coordinate the candidate interview process on behalf of the hiring managers.
  •     Successfully negotiate the bill rates to ensure that they are aligned with current market rates and closely related to the necessary job criteria.
  •     Confirm assignment logistics between hiring manager and supplier regarding the contractor’s assignment information (start and end date, location, rates, hours, etc.).                                                                                                                                                   
  •     Interact daily with hiring managers and suppliers to resolve program related issues.
  •     Appropriately manage the customer and supplier relationship by building a professional rapport, following up consistently, and by maintaining ongoing contact and communication.                                                                                  
  •     Act as a cooperative and contributing team member of the CWO Program to ensure that a high level of service is always offered to both customers and suppliers.

Minimum Education Required
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required
High School diploma required
Minimum Years Experience Required
5+ years experience recruiting/staffing in related field                                                                   
Skills Required

  •     Staffing/recruiting experience required in Engineering and IT.                           
  •     Proficient in developing professional relationships with clients and suppliers
  •     Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, and listening.
  •     Ability to problem solve
  •     Proficient negotiation and interviewing skills
  •     Ability to prioritize and effectively handle multiple tasks that require detail-orientation
  •     Ability to lead and/or contribute to a team environment. Demonstrate initiative and self-motivation
  •     Efficient time management skills
  •     Functional PC and internet skills to include MS Word, Excel, Power point, and other internet and e-procurement tools
  •     Ability to handle high volume of email and requirements from customer is a must
  •     Excellent relationship building skills both internally and externally required

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Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce.