IT Purchasing Agent Administrative
GE Power & Water - Atlanta, GA

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

The Purchasing Agent and Administrative Assistant will provide purchasing, requisition, and vendor management process support to the Power and Water IT team based in Atlanta. The person obtains requirements by verifying, preparing, and forwarding requisitions and purchase orders; verifies receipt of items and authorizes payment. The person provides IT license management support and also works closely with the Power & Water Vendor Management Leader to implement policy and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, in this role you will:
  • Review requisition and purchase orders for IT contracted services and products and ensures conformance to company policy
  • In conjunction with IT project managers, prepares requisitions, purchase orders, eAuction bid request and manages the lifecycle of the requests including exception approval
  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures specific to the PGS IT department
  • Meet with PGS IT project managers to determine purchasing needs and partners with Sourcing and Finance for requisitions, contracts and payments as applicable
  • Manages the vendor management and procurement process and metrics for PGS IT, in conjunction with Power & Water VMO and Sourcing
  • Ensure eAuction process adherence and track compliance
  • Identify and develop IT project manager training related to purchasing and contracted services management processes
  • Provides light (not complete) administrative support to several IT executives in Atlanta such as scheduling complex meetings and making occasional complex international travel arrangements
  • Reviews and respond to emails and phone calls from other key management personnel across GE as required, using discretion and judgment in gathering and conveying pertinent information in a timely manner
  • Use of Accounts Payable services for check requests

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Minimum 5 years professional work experience with at least 3 years of purchasing/ accounting experience

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    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
  • Demonstrated work experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to work with numbers
  • Accurate and attentive to detail, superior writing and editing skills, able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interface with all levels of management
  • Adaptable / flexible – being open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and/or to work in ambiguous situation.
  • Proven ability to work with senior level executives, both internal and external
  • Ability to ensure security of confidential information
  • Extensive follow-up, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility with overtime on short notice
  • Strong organizational, time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to support multiple projects and balance conflicting needs
  • Knowledge of GE processes and procedures is preferred
  • Prior office management experience
  • Self-starter able to work on own initiative and well in a team environment
  • Resourceful, proactive, assertive, detail oriented, energetic, with flexible attitude
  • Ability to work well in team environment and to perform under pressure and against tight deadline
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