Lead Sourcing Specialist
GE Power & Water - United States

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Job Number

1712970

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

The Lead Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for the strategic and tactical sourcing to support the HRS business.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, you will:
  • Oversee Operations activities that support product cost reduction; deflation and DMP
  • Develop internal processes that leverage Sourcing synergies within GE
  • Oversee relationships with Strategic program partners
  • Purchase the highest quality material and parts to satisfy the product and price point goals
  • Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals and review requisitions for goods and services
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history
  • Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices
  • Monitor and follow applicable laws and regulations
  • Negotiate, or renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives
  • Monitor shipments to ensure that goods come in on time, and in the event of problems trace shipments and follow up undelivered goods
  • Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes
  • Maintain and review computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, delivery, product performance, and inventories
  • Review catalogs, industry periodicals, directories, trade journals, and Internet sites, and consult with other department personnel to locate necessary goods and services
  • Study sales records and inventory levels of current stock to develop strategic purchasing programs that facilitate employee access to supplies
  • Interview vendors and visit suppliers' plants and distribution centers to examine and learn about products, services and prices
  • Arrange the payment of duty and freight charges
  • Write and review product specifications, maintaining a working technical knowledge of the goods or services to be purchased
  • Monitor changes affecting supply and demand, tracking market conditions, price trends, or futures markets

    Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience in Purchasing

    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
    Why join one great company when you can join many? At GE, we’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 100 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar; biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Numerous products are qualified under ecomagination, GE’s commitment to providing innovative solutions that maximize resources, drive efficiencies and help make the world work better. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE’s largest industrial business. Follow GE Power & Water on Twitter @GE_PowerWater. Learn More about GE Power and Water 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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