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General Electric Sourcing Specialist - Buying/Procurement in Findlay Township, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

  • This role is a hybrid role within a commutable distance from our Findlay Township location. 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home. *

The Sourcing and procurement specialist is responsible to appraise and improve our purchasing activities by analyzing spend and supplier base, drive days to pay, price negotiations, purchase order placement and on-time delivery improvement on selected commodities. The professional will manage supplier relationships and ensure compliance to all GE Power Conversion policies and procedures, while achieving the best overall value. The position requires understanding of concepts, methods and procedures to enable sourcing and procurement execution.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Drive procurement activities on assigned commodities to deliver a competitive advantage within the North American market and apply advanced sourcing and procurement best practices towards operational excellence.

  • Conduct RFQ’s, negotiate pricing and contractual terms.

  • Issue purchase orders and actively support the full procure to-pay cycle.

  • Follow-up PO acknowledgement, delivery status and solve delivery problems and schedule changes. Keep ERP system updated to reflect any change.

  • Improve key performance metrics for NA region such as on-time delivery, savings against budget, year-over-year deflation, payment terms, cost of failure and delays.

  • Develop reports, analyze spend and apply sourcing and procurement methodologies to identify opportunities for cost-reduction and cash flows improvements.

  • Resolve contractual and supplier disputes where they occur, protecting the interests of the business and engaging legal Business Partners where required.

  • Develop a strong relationship with Engineering, Operations, Finance, Project Management, Quality, and other internal and external stakeholders.

  • Lead and maintain meetings, reviews and communicate about project status.

  • Effectively collaborate with regional stakeholders and global sourcing members to interpret requirements, define, develop and implement sourcing and procurement strategies to further enhance business performance and outcomes.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in business related areas.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in commercial sourcing, procurement, supplier management and contract negotiation or 1 year experience plus MBA / master’s degree in relevant field

Eligibility Requirements

  • Solid M/S office skills including excel formulas, v-look up and pivot table knowledge.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as presentation and report preparation skills.

  • Excellent negotiation and analytical skills with the ability to build strong relationships with suppliers and stakeholders.

  • Ability to execute sourcing and procurement tasks across multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to assess supplier technical capability, supplier capacity, and develop new suppliers.

Desired Characteristics

  • Data analysis skills

  • Passionate about supply chain / sourcing / procurement career.

  • Knowledge of SAP.

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision in the cross-cultural environment across different geographical areas.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to develop key internal and external relationships and influence at all levels.

  • Strong business and financial acumen.

  • Understanding of financials and P&L impact of sourcing decisions.

  • Motivated, self-directed, and detail oriented.

  • Adept in managing ambiguity and swift to pivot where necessary.

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