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Kelly Services Purchasing Analyst in Maryland Heights, Missouri

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: Purchasing & Material Analyst

Location: Maryland Heights, MO

Duration: 8 months Material Analyst


  • Responsible for balancing supply and demand for ingredients and packaging for bakeries in the BBU inbound supply chain

  • Complete the MRP analysis/replenishment review of required stocking levels for ingredients and packaging in designated plants

  • Execute release orders to approved suppliers based on existing purchasing contracts and blanket purchase orders, track confirmations, and expedite shipments as necessary to maintain inventory levels within the guidelines set by BBU


  • Maintain web-based inventory planning sheets on a weekly/daily schedule as specified by BBU

  • Execute release orders in Oracle and track confirmations to insure timely receipt of ingredients and packaging into bakeries

  • Manage packaging and ingredients transitions as a result of innovation, packaging re-design, promotional activity and product transfers

  • Obtain and update forecasts in inventory planning sheets to support new product introductions and promotional activity

  • Review, coordinate, and place release orders for all bulk ingredients at designated plants

  • Review monthly analysis of slow-moving inventory and take appropriate actions to reduce obsolescence

  • Build and maintain strong business-to-business relationships with key suppliers & internal customers

  • Identify, research and implement cost-saving opportunities

  • Track and expedite incoming orders as needed to insure continued production at the plants.


  • Experience in purchasing, procurement, or customer service

  • Excellent interpersonal & problem-solving skills, written and verbal communication skills.

  • High School Diploma

  • Proficient in Excel, ERP software, and Outlook

  • Team player able to work in a high volume, fast paced & time sensitive environment

Additional Information

  • Position will be working remotely from home until COVID restrictions are lifted and allow working from the office. Candidates will then be required to report onsite.

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 ( taryn.carbone@kellyservices.com ) 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/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 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.