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Lead Buying / Procurement Specialist

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/27/2017 10:56:11 AM
  • 2828556
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Power Power Services
Location(s): United States ; Connecticut; Windsor


About Us:
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:
In this role the Lead Buying / Procurement Specialist will be responsible for supporting Sourcing / Procurement processes related to Parts Sourcing. A key element of this position will be to ensure business strategies are followed for fulfillment, quality, and cost to ensure customer orders are delivered on time; are of high quality; and provide cost savings to the business.

Essential Responsibilities:
As the Lead Buying / Procurement Specialist, you will:

  • Be responsible for Supply Chain Identification / Validation:
    • Own Quote Expedite Workflow from supply chain definition till PO creation and PO acknowledgement
    • For Customer demand for First Time Buy and non-Year over Year parts
    • Support Commodity Site Leaders in Year over Year parts re-quoting based on commodity strategy
    • Handle obsolete/superseded issues together with engineering groups
    • Alternate supply chain definition based on fulfillment needs
    • Make award decision based on qualification and competitive price/cycle identification
    • Generate cost avoidance by re-negotiation of top offenders based on commodity strategy
    • Identify opportunities for cost savings with suppliers and support Direct Material Productivity (DMP) ideas
    • Concisely communicate status of critical quote and order lines to management in a timely manner
    • Ability to read and understand technical drawings and specification requirements
  • Be responsible for vendor management:
    • Measure and analyze supplier performance and drive resolution on performance issues by understanding supplier capacities & capabilities
    • Drive Lean process improvements to mitigate and reduce fulfillment risk caused by both internal and external issues
    • Work closely with other sourcing functions to ensure that sourcing metrics are reached for fulfillment, cost, and quality Vendor Cost of Failure recovery process
    • Monitor PO cancellation requests (RTC) on a daily basis. Mitigate and minimize cancellation fees through supplier negotiations
    • Being responsible for lead times, keeping supplier market shares and using agreed prices
    • Negotiate price change requests from vendors
    • Negotiate and resolve negative Purchase Price Variance (PPV)
    • Work with the Commodity Site Leader and Cost Leader to improve Accounts Payable term with Suppliers
    • Resolve Accounts Payable, invoice hold issues
    • Work with Sourcing Quality Engineer and Design Engineering on timely Supplier Deviation Request (SDR) resolution
    • Driving key sourcing initiatives through continuous improvement projects
      • Drive the elimination of supplier defects that are received into our warehouse(NCR)
      • Drive Vendor Cost of Failure recovery process
    • Manage claims initiated by customer/warehouse
    • ERP testing based on release needs (regression testing and new features testing etc)
    • Drive e-tool penetration with suppliers (RFQ, Clear Orbit, OTM)
    • Further tasks, not included in this Job Description that are assigned by the leader / manager verbally or written


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Engineering or Technical discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years of sourcing experience


Desired Characteristics:
  • Excellent communication, analytical and presentation skills in Hungarian and English, French is an advantage
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Ability to organize, assess, prioritize tasks, risks, resources, milestones and deliverables.
  • Highly motivated and detailed oriented
  • Self-Starter - able to excel in fast paced business environment.
  • Very strong customer service and results oriented mindset.
  • Demonstrated technical aptitude.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning systems (Oracle, SAP)
  • Technical (manufacturing / engineering) background
  • Six Sigma GB trained and certified or equivalent quality certification
  • Minimum of 5 years Sourcing, Quality, or Manufacturing experience
  • Experience in Energy Parts organization, Boiler, Gas, Steam and/or Gen

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Locations: United States ; Connecticut; Windsor

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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