Lead Buyer
GE Transportation - Missouri

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Job Number

1728709

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

The Lead Buyer will demonstrate accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives. In this role, you will work with processes that meet business needs across the organization, manage complex issues within functional area of expertise, be involved in short and long-term strategies and contribute to the overall business strategy.

Essential Responsibilities
The Lead Buyer demonstrates leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. In this role you will use your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and effect short-term and some long-term business goals. In addition, you will:
  • Achieve lowest possible cost for material, balanced against optimum quality and schedule needs
  • Solicit and evaluate proposals employing appropriate negotiation, cost and price analysis techniques, using available expertise from supporting organizations
  • Implement purchase contracts following applicable company and government regulations
  • Evaluate current and anticipated requirements, determine potential sources, obtain bids, and plan programs to meet business needs
  • Provide coordination and leadership in procurement activities for assigned commodities
  • Be responsible for assigned commodities to meet the requirements of the business
  • Perform continual market analysis and monitor supplier progress
  • Coordinate training of suppliers to accomplish business initiatives
  • Coordinate procurement of assigned commodities to meet the requirements of GE
  • Coordinate, help direct, as well as perform, all required functions from initiation of an intent to purchase through to satisfactory delivery of material or services
  • Assure that material / services will be delivered on schedule, at negotiated price and meet required quality standards
  • Initiate necessary action to assure best value is received, customer delivery requirements are met, and address any manufacturing problems at supplier’s facility
  • Achieve lowest possible cost for material, balanced against optimum quality and schedule needs
  • Solicit and evaluate proposals employing appropriate negotiation, cost and price analysis techniques, using available expertise from supporting organizations
  • Implement purchase contracts following applicable company and government regulations
  • Evaluate current and anticipated requirements, determine potential sources, obtain bids, and plan programs to meet business needs
  • Provide coordination and leadership in procurement activities for assigned commodities, including development to Small Disadvantaged Business

    Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (or High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in a Sourcing environment)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a Sourcing position, including negotiation involvement

    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
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills, with sound judgment and a diplomatic attitude
  • Highly motivated team member / leader 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 (NYSE: 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 value-added services help customers grow. GE Transportation is headquartered in Chicago, IL, and employs approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. Learn more about GE Transportation today! To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE AMSTC, Aviation, Energy Management, Oil & Gas, Power & Water and Transportation, follow us on twitter: @geconnections

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