General Electric Forged Airfoils Buyer in Evendale, Ohio
Job Description Summary
The Forged Airfoils Buyer will manage supplier relationships, negotiate the procurement and contracts for a set of specific parts, ensure compliance to all GE Aviation policies and procedures, while achieving the best overall value. You will be responsible for purchase order placement and execution, supplier strategy and capacity development, cost idea generation and execution, and supplier performance management.
Roles and Responsibilities
Manage timely negotiations and purchase order placements
Adhere to GE Aviation compliance, quality, cost, and delivery requirements
Develop and implement strategy for assigned and new suppliers
Drive cost out projects and initiatives within supply base
Collaborate with team members and various functions to execute source changes and coordinate raw material
Actively participate in large scale negotiations
Work cross-functionally with engineering and manufacturing teams to drive cost, delivery, quality, and supplier development
Manage relationships with suppliers for purchase order execution
Manage problems and schedules changes
Balances both tactical execution with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects
Provide technical / commercial assistance to Commodity Buyers to develop awareness of manufacturing processes and improve product knowledge
Actively participate in supplier performance review
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or institution (or a high school diploma/GED and a minimum of 4 years experience in Manufacturing)
A minimum of 3 years experience in Manufacturing, Quality, Materials, Sourcing or Supply Chain Operations
Strong background in contract negotiation
Experience in a Buyer role in Aviation or related industry
Manufacturing or Shop Operations experience
Ability to analyze data and perform pricing analysis
Experience with strategic sourcing of new suppliers / vendors
Ability to utilize Excel for data analysis
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Ability to influence others and lead small teams
Effective problem identification and solution skills
Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs
This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/englobal/desktop/assets/images/posterscreenreaderoptimizedwsupplement.pdf) . (http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf) Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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 drug screen (as applicable).
Relocation Assistance Provided: No