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Lead Buyer / Procurement Specialist

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/31/2017 2:58:26 PM
  • 2833490
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): United States ; New York, South Carolina; Greenville, Schenectady


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 Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.



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:
GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging careeropportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. The Lead Buyer / Procurement Specialist will be 100% responsible for fulfillment for assigned suppliers working with Global Commodity Leaders (GCL's) to execute on supplier fulfillment strategy for assigned commodity. You will own execution of supply plan for assigned commodities to ensure on time delivery of components.



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

  • Be 100% responsible for fulfillment for assigned suppliers
  • Manage capacity, PO (Purchase Order) allocation, supplier relationship, and fulfillment strategy in order to minimize delivery risks
  • Work with Global Commodity Leaders (GCL's) to execute on supplier fulfillment strategy for assigned commodity and product cost out
  • Own execution of supply plan for assigned commodities
  • Work with the suppliers to ensure on time delivery of components
  • Place purchase orders at lead time and obtain PO acknowledgements from suppliers
  • Coordinate with MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning) to keep PO need dates aligned with Master Production Schedule
  • Hold weekly reviews with suppliers to ensure promise date accuracy
  • Develop and drive effective recovery plans when necessary
  • Track in-transit material to identify and address any potential delivery issues
  • Manage and resolve issues relative to engineering design changes and cut-in
  • Develop knowledge of supplier manufacturing
    processes, material and commodity pricing and excellent focus on quality
  • Develop process to look upstream for pending requirements and drive engineering / manufacturing / sales to ensure sourcing given adequate cycle to procure material



Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in sourcing, engineering or manufacturing

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT:
  • GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen


Desired Characteristics:
  • Supply Chain experience
  • Oracle purchasing system experience
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong interpersonal communications, and negotiation skills with ability to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills; strong computer and database management skills
  • Ability to work well under tight deadlines and frequently changing priorities
  • Black Belt / Green Belt certified or equivalent quality certification
  • Business / Military Experience
  • GE Program Graduate (GE employees only)
  • Technical Degree or Master's Degree in Business Administration

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Locations: United States ; New York, South Carolina; Greenville, Schenectady

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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