GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.
The Lead Buyer will provide direction and assistance to work group in order to meet assigned objectives. In this role, you will work within defined parameters to make decisions, apply concepts to issues of moderate complexity, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.
In addition, you will:
Interface with Manufacturing, Program Management, Marketing, Engineering, and Quality
Provide support to Manager on key metrics and project status
Work directly with internal and external technical support, utilizing six sigma tools to assure supplier processes and systems are capable of meeting reliability and performance requirements
Use e-commerce tools to execute auctions and expedite project implementation
Locate, establish, and maintain relationships of the highest degree of integrity with all suppliers
Place and expedite purchase orders to meet scheduled demands
Identify and qualify sources around the world for components with the key deliverables of quality, on-time delivery, and best price
Manage purchase orders to ensure objectives are met regarding On time delivery, inventory, customer emergencies and material availability
Communicate forecast with suppliers and monitor delivery
Be responsible for leveraging cross-location opportunities for supplier rationalization and material consolidation
Be responsible for internal and external customer support for emergencies and Out of Services
Work closely with suppliers to reduce cycle times
Work closely with the Commodity Teams to identify opportunities of cost reduction and supplier consolidation within the Global Supply Chain
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
Minimum of 3 years of purchasing / materials 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.
Minimum of 5 years of additional buyer / contract experience
Knowledge of contract law and formation
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Ability to work effectively on a team
Six Sigma training (GE Employees only)
Ability to communicate clearly at all levels of the organization as well as with suppliers and customers
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong negotiating skills and Long Term Agreement Contracts
Strong analytical skills
Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century.
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GE Transportation solves the world’s toughest transportation challenges. GE Transportation builds equipment that moves the rail, mining and...