Buyer / Contract Administrator
GE Power & Water 44 reviews - Waukesha, WI

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.The Buyer / Contract Administrator is responsible for defined work or projects with moderate complexity. In this role you will follow an individual work plan, meet day-to-day short-term objectives, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.

Essential Responsibilities

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

Perform some or all of the required functions from initiation of an intent to purchase to satisfactory delivery of material or service

Initiates necessary actions to assure best value is received, customer delivery requirements are met, and address any manufacturing problems at supplier facility

Implement purchase contracts with sound purchasing practices and assure compliant acquisition of material or service that meet applicable company and government regulations

As directed, consolidate procurement activities for assigned commodities, including development to Supplier Database sources

Maintain “timely” control of orders, amendments, shipping notices, and other required documents to assure orderly administration and retention of records


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

A minimum of 6 months of related professional work experieince

Eligibility Requirements:
Ability and willingness to travel to suppliers up to 10% of the time, as required

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

Bachelor's degree in engineering or a major in operations or supply chain management

Previous experience in sourcing within a manufacturing environment

Knowledge of purchasing systems

Strong oral and written communication skills

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

PC proficiency

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GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their...