Lead Buyer
GE Power & Water - Bellevue, WA

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

The Lead Buyer assures Sourcing activities are in full compliance with company sourcing policies and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, you will:
  • Assure Sourcing activities are in full compliance with company sourcing policies and procedures
  • Total Cost of Ownership - obtains lowest price for equipment while ensuring quality, working capital, and delivery requirements are met
  • Solicit and evaluate proposals employing appropriate negotiation, cost and price analysis techniques, using available expertise from supporting organizations
  • Expedites all purchase order deliverables including equipment and data
  • Arrange for all shipments of equipment and materials, including all required commercial, statutory, and import / export documentation
  • Evaluate current and anticipated requirements, determine potential sources, obtain bids, and plan programs to meet business needs
  • Under the direction of the Sourcing Leader, executes procurement activities for assigned commodities and projects
  • Prepare, issue, and negotiate purchase orders, subcontracts, terms and conditions, supply agreements, and other agreements with suppliers
  • Monitor supplier performance to quality, delivery, cost, and working capital objectives
  • Be responsible for the delivery of assigned goals and objectives
  • Manage assigned projects as well as the module construction commodity buy

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering, Business or Supply Chain Management) and minimum 5 years Sourcing, Supply Chain or Project Management experience, or High Sshool Diploma / GED with minimum 12 Years Sourcing 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 strength in written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Demonstrated ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, circumference, and volume
  • Education and experience reading and understanding engineering drawings, specifications, and other technical documentation
  • Experienced negotiation abilities with direct suppliers in a leadership role
  • Project and EPC sourcing and purchasing experience.
  • Experience with SAP ERP System
  • Experience with completing Net Present Value (NPV) / Internal Rate of Return (IRR) financial analysis
  • Procurement experience in an Engineering Sourcing environment
  • Experience with procuring modules / skids and / or construction projects
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