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Lead Buyer

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/26/2017 5:13:38 PM
  • 2834360
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Power Water & Process Technologies
Location(s): United States, Canada; Washington, Ontario; Bellevue, Oakville


About Us:
GE has confirmed it is exploring options for selling the Water & Process Technologies business.  The plan to divest the business is a strategic decision that provides an opportunity to reposition the business for growth and further invest for long-term success.  Water & Process Technologies will operate business as usual through this process and will continue to meet its commitments to its valued customers and employees.  This includes hiring strong talent to help the business grow and be successful.  GE is targeting to complete the sale of the business by mid-2017.


GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.


GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.



GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
The Lead Buyer will assure sourcing activities are in full compliance with the company sourcing policies and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities:
As the Lead Buyer, you will:

  • Apply the Total Cost of Ownership principle to obtain the lowest landed cost and best value for equipment while ensuring quality, working capital, and delivery requirements are met and balanced effectively
  • Prepare RFQs/ RFPs, solicit and evaluate supplier proposals, while employing appropriate negotiation and should cost analysis techniques using available expertise from supporting organizations
  • Work with the commercial proposal team to accurately budget equipment in proposals to prospective clients
  • Drive supplier competition, negotiations and leverage top performing suppliers
  • Expedite all purchase order deliverables including equipment, services and data
  • Select and develop suppliers to best-in-class status in the areas of quality, service, cost, and innovation
  • Execute procurement activities for assigned commodities and projects, under direction of the site Sourcing Leader
  • Prepare, issue, and negotiate purchase orders, subcontracts, terms and conditions, supply agreements, and other agreements with suppliers
  • Monitor supplier performance to quality, delivery, cost, innovation and working capital objectives
  • Meet / exceed assigned yearly goals and objectives
  • Manage assigned projects / suppliers as well as respective commodity buy


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree (Engineering, Business, or Supply Chain) from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 5 years of Sourcing, Project Management or Engineering experience
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

PLEASE NOTE: If being hired to Canada location, you must have legal authorization to work in Canada and any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation: The drug screen requirement in the background check process is not required if the role is based in Canada.

Desired Characteristics:
  • Master's Degree in Engineering or Business Administration
  • Demonstrated strength in written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Demonstrated ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, circumference and volume
  • Education and experience reading and understanding engineering drawings, specifications, and other technical documentation
  • Experienced negotiation abilities with direct suppliers in a leadership role
  • Project and EPC sourcing and procurement experience
  • Experience with SAP ERP system
  • Experience with Should Cost Analysis
  • Experience with completing Net Present Value (NPV) / Internal Rate of Return (IRR) analysis
  • Procurement experience in Engineering Sourcing environment
  • Six Sigma training or equivalent quality certification

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Locations: United States, Canada; Washington, Ontario; Bellevue, Oakville

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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