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Project Power Purchasing Lead Buyer

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:21:09 PM
  • 2892104
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Power Steam Power Systems
Location(s): India; Noida

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Role Summary:
The Buyer is responsible to negotiate and release Purchase Orders at the right time and rig ht quality
within the specified targets / budget. He/She is responsible to settle claims with conditions favourable to
SPS. The Lead Buyer (LB) is responsible for the same activities on coordinated commodities.
The LB is the Power Purchasing co ntact regionally for the Strategic Sourcing Leaders (SSL) in charge of
Coordinated Commodities and the primary contact

Essential Responsibilities:
The Buyer (Lead Buyer, in close collaboration with the SSL on the coordinated commodities):
o Bears commercial responsibility for the purchasing activities, Engineering Representative,
PPLM, Project Manager and Supplier Quality, Order Fulfilment, or other responsible
o Collects information from PPLM / Project Manager regarding project -related, commercial
and legal specifications in the RFQ and Purchase Orders to Suppliers,
o Issues Purchase Order and m onitors return of acknowledgement,
o Leads regionally for cost reduction, lead -time and quality improvement initiatives
o Supports Order Fulfilment, Quality and Engineering for organising deliverable s, which are
late from Supplier,
o Support the Projects / Product Lines for critical operational issues (e.g. claims, delays, key
negotiations) with the regional suppliers , issues claim notifications and mana ges
o Manages the invoice release,
o Except for Globalized Commodities where this is done by the Regional Commodity Leader
 Ensures on time delivery of RFQ’s to Suppliers identified in Engineering
Procurement Plan, performs Total cost analysi s of the offers received and
organises / participates in technical – commercial discussions with the Supplier,
 Conducts negotiations , involving Engineering Representative, Supplier Quality /
Order Fulfilment and PPLM / Project Manager . Responsible to apply Procurement
 Ensures compliance of Business Award with validated regional Supplier Panel,
 Initiates the POR.
 In addition, the LB, in close collaboration with the SSL who will ensure cross-region LB
experience sharing
o Supports the definition of the Commodity Strategy, Target Panel and Action Plan,
o Leads commercial qualification of all suppliers of the Regional Target Panel to ensure
they are qualified at all time,
o Manages and develop the validated Regional Target Supplier Panels including the
product qualification aspects,
o Monitors overall Regional Target Suppliers Performance , ensure their scorecards are up to-date and their data 100% accurate in the systems,
o Defines contractual plan (e.g. General Terms & Conditions, Price Lists) and ensure
implemen tation for Regional Target Suppliers,
o Defines inputs for tendering purposes (e.g. costing, solidity, firming, and regional target
o Supports to deliver against tender price with the regional suppliers .

Commercial & Technical basic education
Education in Purchasing & Supply Management .
 Engineering degree
 Project Management Education
Experience gained on the job during professional life
Experience in Procurement / Production / Project Management / Sales
 Usage of SAP / Excel / e-Purchasing & Procurement systems
Exposure to Strategic Sourcing and/or Financial topics .
 Product knowledge
 Supplier market knowledge
General knowledge of purchasing standards, policies, procedures, and Sourcing management
 Strong writing and communication skills, transparency, team spirit .
 Ability to work efficiently in cross-functional teams.
 Accountability, resilience, autonomy, and leadership.
 Decision making, problem solving , ability to independently resolve issues with difficult suppliers .
 Quality mind set.
 Proactive in continuously seeking for the most competitive and reliable offer.
 Technical knowledge of products purchased.
Basics in scheduling/planning of lar ge and complex projects.
 Risk management knowledge.
 Good understanding of legal/contractual aspects of an EPC contract.
Fluent in English, written and spoken.
Local Business language prevailing in the country / region

Desired Characteristics:
On-Time RFQ & PO Placement
 Savings against Budget
 On-Time Delivery
 Claim Management & Settlement
 For the LB : Compliance to Target Supplier Panel/Target Panel updated and fully documented in
the systems
Has the leading role in sending RFQs and suggesting the awarded supplier (in line with the
defined Target panel for the LB),
 Has the leading role in triggering Supplier qualification (in the Target Panel for the LB) ,
 Has the leading role in negotiation with regional suppliers, defining and implementing the
appropriate contractual plan,
 The LB escalates appropriately deviation from Target panel
Promote the interests and image of the Sourcing Department at all time.
 Occasional travels can be foreseen punctually.
 Behave according to Spirit & Letter & GE Beliefs .

Locations: India; Noida
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