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Lead Buyer

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/7/2017 5:50:59 PM
  • 2983807
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Turbomachinery Process Solutions
Location(s): United States; Texas; Lufkin, Houston


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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:
This Lead Buyer role will demonstrate leadership in driving the business goals, Sourcing programs & processes for certain commodities on products related to the services needs at Lufkin Power Transmission and Other locations as needed within the Turbomachinery & Process Solutions products and BHGE. In this role, you will use your experience and expertise to partner with suppliers to develop and execute priorities in line with short-term and long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities:
Additionally, skilled in negotiating multiple commodities as well as commodity management and maintain supplier performance metrics.

In the role of Lead Buyer you will:

  • Manage PO allocation, supplier relationship, and fulfillment strategy in order to minimize delivery risks
  • Lead Supplier evaluations and implementation of improvements for certain commodities. Interface with the Services operations team, Project managers, engineering, planning and quality to gain clear understanding of product & project requirements
  • Use knowledge of forecast, prior history, supplier capacity, inventory goals and lead times in order to buy material in a timely manner at the lowest total cost for the business
  • Coordinate, help direct, as well as perform, all required functions from initiation of intent to purchase through to satisfactory delivery of material or services and supplier payment
  • Establish best cost supply base that can meet critical customer site schedule requirements with zero quality issues
  • Achieve established Sourcing & Business metrics
  • Promote culture of Fast-works and change management regarding processes

    Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Sourcing, Supply Chain and/or Services

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Technical degree from an accredited college or university preferred
  • Related product experience
  • Ability to interpret drawings
  • Oracle and/or SAP system experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications
  • Process Driven / GB Certified
  • Demonstrated GE Values / Beliefs
  • Supplier negotiation experience
  • Demonstrated experience to work in a demanding schedule environment with frequently changing priorities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams
  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

    Locations: United States; Texas; Lufkin, Houston

    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.

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

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