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Sourcing Specialist- Buyer

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/30/2017 5:55:59 AM
  • 2832389
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Power Power Services
Location(s): Romania ; Bucharest

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.

Role Summary:
Procurement and delivery to the storage facility or production departments within GE Power of raw materials, parts, consumables, spare parts, machinery, equipment and services necessary for the performance of company activities, per the requirements of internal department.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate pricing and payment terms on all purchase requisition volume assuring most competitive pricing is achieved without sacrificing quality or fulfillment needs of repair facility
  • Deliver cost savings to targets on po volume, and 100% compliance to no po no pay and competitive bidding policies
  • Develop supply agreements and master services agreements with strategic suppliers in collaboration with grs, power and ggo strategic sourcing teams to assure robust supply chain is established with best cost, fulfillment and commercial terms
  • Manage all aspects of supplier performance including purchase order pricing, po placement, and po acceptance, supplier promise date commitment, delivery confirmation and payment issuance
  • Maintain minimum 97% on time to original promise date and zero on hold invoices
  • Collaborate closely with grs operations and engineering teams to define/assign appropriate part numbers during product BOM/service definition phase of purchase requisition development
  • Engage in BOM reviews to assure clear understanding of sourced work scope to support rfq/supplier negotiation process


  • Higher education in engineering
  • Experience in procurement of direct materials
  • Good knowledge of commercial and financial terms
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electric equipment, insulation and protection materials, tools and consumables.
  • SAP (PMX) or Oracle, other ERP systems/platforms and/or high level of ERP aptitude.
  • Good level of English language and Romanian language
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes including ability to quickly assess technical requirements and translate to supplier technical capabilities
  • Flexibility to work extended working hours/days during outage seasons, requiring presence at services facility.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Technical expertise/experience with Power Generation equipment. Steam Turbine, Gas Turbine, Generator, Valves, Bearings.
  • Experience developing commercial contracts/ Supply Agreements and Master Services agreements with external suppliers including embedded service level and cycle time requirements.
  • Strong financial planning, analytical and critical-thinking skills
  • Customer-focused and results-oriented mindset
  • Ability to work independently, motivate and influence in a cross-functional, multi-site, team environment

Locations: Romania ; Bucharest

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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