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Sourcing Lead Buyer

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/3/2017 11:56:52 AM
  • 2840859
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Power Power Services
Location(s): Argentina ; Buenos Aires


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Role Summary:


  • •The Lead Buyer will be responsible for supporting End to End Sourcing / Procurement processes related to Field Services Sourcing Operations.
  • •Solve complex problems, execute objectives, and support short-term / long-term business goals.
  • •A key element of this position will be to ensure business strategies are followed within Argentina and Chile operation, meet on time delivery targets, secure vendor quality and provide cost savings to the business.



Essential Responsibilities:


  • •Identify Sourcing service requirements at least 1 month in advance to site needs.
  • •Lead sourcing readiness initiatives to support outages.
  • •Single point of contact for emergent work requirements.
  • •Manage supplier relationships for the assigned areas. Identify alternative suppliers.
  • •Collaborate to meet overall saving objectives (Budget, catalogs, YOY, indirect, etc).
  • •Responsible for executing and monitoring 100% Buy to Pay Process in different purchasing platforms (ERP and other control tools).
  • •Responsible for purchase order (PO) leakage to non-preferred suppliers and violations of GE Power No PO no Pay policy.
  • •Adapt the Legacy policies and purchasing procedures to standard GE procedures for both Argentina and Chile.
  • •Responsible to source for new and ongoing offshore projects (Central Puerto, Aluar, Dock Sud, Rio Turbio, Agua del Cajon).
  • •Key participant in the tendering phase (ITO).
  • •Support Indirect Sourcing.
  • •Drive Accounts Payable resolutions.
  • •Partner with Sourcing Quality to drive vendor performance improvements.
  • •Responsible for ensuring Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) requirements as well as all other regulatory and compliance requirements.



Qualifications/Requirements:


  • •Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Engineering or Technical area from an accredited college or university.
  • •Minimum of 3 years sourcing or equivalent experience.
  • •Be present in designated office location during business office hours supporting a broad region.(Argentina or Chile).



Desired Characteristics:


  • •Self-Starter - able to excel in fast paced business environment.
  • •Very strong customer service and results oriented mindset.
  • •Ability to organize, assess, prioritize tasks, risks, resources, milestones and deliverables.
  • •Excellent communication skills; written and verbal English language skills including reading (Portuguese is desired)
  • •Ability to execute strategic plans and perform to meet goals and targets with speed
  • •Problem solving skills in resolving Account Payable issues
  • •Highly motivated, self-directed and resourceful
  • •Ability and willingness to support off hour support for emergent requests.



Locations: Argentina ; Buenos Aires

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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