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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.

Job Description

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

Basic Qualifications

  • 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

Desired Characteristics

  • 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.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . ( 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