PGS Regional Buyer
GE Power & Water 44 reviews - Alpharetta, GA

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

The PGS Regional Buyer will be responsible for performing sourcing / purchasing duties in support of Power Generation Services.

Essential Responsibilities

In addition, you will:
Engage in outage planning with Service Managers and participate in region meetings when required

Develop and maintain BOM and BOS by technology

Maintain tracking of outage status in FSP and present weekly readiness of outage status

Prepare outage requirements at least 1 month prior to outage

Identify site specific buys and manage the supply base for the assigned areas

Identify alternate supplier and owning supplier add process

Be responsible to monitor purchase order (PO) leakage to non-preferred suppliers and violations of GE Energy’s No PO no Pay policy

Procure 100% of POs buy in assigned areas and provide detail inn PO for savings baselines

Drive 95% on-time delivery for all external purchase order for all external purchase orders This will include monitoring supplier promise dates, expediting orders to meet emergent requirements

Buyer will provide timely update on PO delivery, expediting status and changes to open orders

Collaborate with supplier to meet promise date and resolve process issue impending on time delivery

Identifying new suppliers, obtaining quotes through competitive bidding, place purchase orders

Ensure timeliness of receiving acknowledgement

Drive resolution of AP issue with Receiver

Negotiate and justify changes in Terms of payment

Be responsive to all internal customers

Reporting of weekly spend

Drive 5% deflation on year over year purchases and assigned projects by negotiating price, delivery and payment terms on significant purchases Formal documentation of cost savings

Establish hard saving baselines’ Budget, catalogs, YOY

Support development of contract when sufficient volume exists

Partner with Sourcing Quality to drive improvements

Be responsible for ensuring that purchases meet our Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) requirements as well as all other regulatory and compliance requirements


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University (or a High School Diploma / GED and minimum 5 years of experience in Sourcing, Purchasing, or Operations working for an industrial or power generation parts manufacturer or repair facility)

Minimum of 2 years of experience in Sourcing, Purchasing or Operations working for an industrial or power generation parts manufacturer or repair facility

Eligibility Requirements:
Ability and willingness to travel up to 15% of time, as required

Legal authorization to work in the US is required We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

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

Oracle purchasing system, Microsoft office experience including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Demonstrated program and/or project management skills

Demonstrated analytical skills

Demonstrated ability to be effective in a cross-functional team environment

Demonstrated problem solving skills in resolving Accounts Payable issues

Experience in creating and implementing process improvements

Minimum of 3 years of industry experience

Minimum of 2 years buyer experience

Experience with Lean / Six Sigma (GE Employees only)

Ability to read technical drawings and be able to quote based on the basic understanding of the drawings and specification

Excellent communication skills; must have excellent written and verbal English language skills

Flexibility; ability to develop strategic plans and perform purchasing transactional tasks at the same time

Highly motivated, self-directed and resourceful

Experience with Material Planning

Project management experience

Minimum of 1 year estimating experience

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