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Materials Specialist (purchase)

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/17/2017 5:03:35 PM
  • 2921917
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Global Supply Chain
Location(s): Sweden; Umea


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Role Summary:

  • Handle dedicated materials assortment and ensure continuous material flow according to manufacturing plan to support production and sales.
  • Work cross functionally teams towards Materials Leaders and Production Planners to resolve materials issues while achieving inventory business initiatives


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Overall ownership of material ordering and availability.
  • Daily shortage and other material root cause investigation and resolution.
  • Daily communication with suppliers and production.
  • Follow up and improve Supplier Performance – On time Delivery and Quality
  • Handling of non-conforming materials and invoices.


For more information, please contact hiring manager Kent Forsberg at kent.forsberg@ge.com or +46 90 150176 or HR Specialist Petra Karlström at petra.karlstrom@ge.com / +4690 150270. Last day for application is May 31st.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • High School diploma – Business administration, economy, logistics or similar.
  • Experience from manufacturing environment primarily within Materials, Planning or Logistics.
  • Solid knowledge related to ERP systems preferably Oracle.
  • MS Office proficiency.
  • Fluent in English and Swedish.
  • Excellent behaviour anchors regarding External Focus and Inclusiveness
  • Ability to work independent with high focus on goals.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.


Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in economy, business administration, logistics or similar.
  • APICS or equivalent certification.
  • Good orientation in MatrixOne engineering system.


Locations: Sweden; Umea
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