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General Electric Buyer/Planner in Madison, Wisconsin

Job Description Summary

Recognized as key member of the Materials organization and acts as a first line of defense for the company with regards to planning, inventory optimization, and serves as a key contact to our suppliers. Buyer manages part procurement as well as part management and inventory for their parts. Requires skillset in MRP planning and other critical planning tools for procurement.

GE Healthcare is a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator. Our mission is to improve lives in the moments that matter. Unlock your ambition, turn ideas into world-changing realities, and join an organization where every voice makes a difference, and every difference builds a healthier world.

Job Description


  • Execute on-time materials planning, releases, material processes and systems, prepare and update production schedules and purchasing needs.

  • Adhere to buyer standard work, including on-time purchasing, ECO/ECR management, and Inventory Management

  • Ensure operational alignment with production plan and KPIs.

  • Optimize inventory and process improvements by actively looking at days-on-hand inventory and identifying ways to improve.

  • Works together with cross-functional teams – in materials & production

  • Drive key initiatives to improve planning and buying

  • Works on cross functional teams

  • Leads analytical and design activities using proven technologies and vested approaches and methods.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college or a high school diploma / GED

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Manufacturing, Materials Planning and Execution or Supply Chain experience, or GE Leadership Program employee or graduate.

Desired Characteristics

  • MBA or Masters Degree

  • 5 years of proven experience in Materials Planning and Execution

  • Certified Black Belt

  • Oracle knowledge and experience

  • Lean Manufacturing Experience, including leading AWOs

  • OMLP Graduate

We expect all employees to live and breathe our behaviors: to act with humility and build trust; lead with transparency; deliver with focus, and drive ownership –always with unyielding integrity.

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.


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).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No