General Electric Bearings Buyer in Evendale, Ohio

Role Summary:

The Bearings Buyer will be responsible for establishing multi-year contracts for both production and spares requirements while supporting military cost proposals and small business objectives. Focus will be on building long-term relationships to ensure capacity exceeds demand requirements with complex supply chain.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition, as the Bearings Buyer, you will:

  • Understand alternate part numbers and working with Fulfillment / CAM to ensure correct configuration on order

  • Manage schedule splits on both the spares and kit level

  • Ensure engineering has funding to work part qualification for engine tests

  • Complete terms and condition agreements for supply base

  • Read and understand the procurement manual requirements for documenting military POs

  • Understand and execute Sourcing strategy for gearbox commodity

  • Execute contracts quickly and efficiently to ensure lead-time is provided to suppliers for production

  • Maintain unplaced req report

  • Respond quickly to military cost proposals and ensure data entered is accurate and complete

  • Negotiate total product cost to ensure deflation targets are met for the business

  • Build network of engineers and MAEs to initiate SPS documents

  • Understand the CPD process and buying responsibilities during this process

  • Define and improve Sourcing strategies at business or plant level

  • May also include management of regional & business teams

  • Develop new solutions under guidance and/or in a team setting or based upon precedents in the organizations

  • Balance both tactical execution with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects

  • Work together with high level people from the business at SPB and EB level

  • Specify needs, communicate about project approach and present outcomes of research done

  • Provide technical / commercial assistance to Commodity Buyers to develop awareness of manufacturing processes and improve product knowledge

  • Actively participate in supplier performance reviews

  • Advise Functional managers regarding projects, processes and procedures within own field

  • Contribute to project as a team member or leads small projects Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (Or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Sourcing)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Buying and Procurement ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT(S):

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams

  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

  • Negotiation skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Cross-functional team management

  • Procurement placement

  • Bill of material analysis / understanding GE at is one of the largest employers in the U.S., with its global headquarters based in Fairfield, CT and 134,000 U.S. employees as of the end of 2012. Our facilities range from Thomas Edison’s original factory in Schenectady, New York, where over a thousand employees work today to build the latest generation of steam turbines and generators, to a GE Aviation plant in Durham, North Carolina, where hundreds of employees will make fuel-efficient, advanced technology jet engines. These locations exemplify an industrial renaissance that is happening in the U.S., driven by advanced manufacturing techniques, ground-up innovation, supporting thousands of new jobs, and making products for export. Want to be part of the renaissance? Join us today. Evendale, Ohio is the headquarters of GE Aviation & the largest GE Aviation facility. Today over 7,500 GE employees work in this Cincinnati suburb designing, developing, & manufacturing large commercial, military, marine & industrial engines. We enjoy a full service park which includes a golf course, soccer fields and much much more! As a GE Aviation employee you'll have access to special membership rates at the park. If you are looking for a workout close to work, visit the on-site Evendale Fitness Center. This user friendly workout facility includes an indoor track, Olympic size indoor pool, weight loss programs, weight training and more. Nearby Cincinnati is a three-state, 15-county region that was recently ranked by Glassdoor as one of the top cities in the country for employment. The area offers world-class assets in arts and culture, amusements, hospitality, sports & recreation. It offers all of the amenities of a large, bustling metropolis while maintaining a friendly, small town atmosphere which makes the region a remarkably flexible location filled with a wealth of opportunities & options. Click here to learn more about Cincinnati and it's beautiful suburbs! To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE businesses, follow us on Twitter! at SourcingHJ About Us: GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers. Learn More about GE Working for GE Aviation is exciting & challenging. Come see what you are missing! at GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. Locations: United States; Ohio; EvendaleGE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.