Lead Buyer
GE Transportation - Grove City, PA

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Job Number

1685522

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.

Essential Responsibilities
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

    Qualifications/Requirements
  • 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.

    Desired Characteristics
  • 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. GE Transportation, a unit of GE, solves the world’s toughest transportation challenges. GE Transportation builds equipment that moves the rail, mining and marine industries. Our fuel-efficient and lower-emissions freight and passenger locomotives, diesel engines for rail, marine and stationary power applications, signaling and software solutions, drive systems for mining trucks, and valueadded services help customers grow. GE Transportation employs approximately 12,000 employees worldwide. Learn more about GE Transportation today!
    Located just an hour from Pittsburgh & less than 2 hours from Cleveland & Lake Erie, Grove City has an active community supporting downtown revitalization projects which will foster continued economic development & quality of life. Spend a day at one of the top 20 Outlet Centers in the US, take a short drive to see the Pittsburgh Steelers, or go boating on Lake Erie! Come see why we love Grove City, PA!
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