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General Electric Materials Specialist 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college or a high school diploma / GED

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in supply chain in a manufacturing environment

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in materials planning and execution and/or GE Leadership Program employee or graduate.

Desired Characteristics

  • MBA or Master’s degree

  • Highly proficient in ERP systems

  • Proficient in MS Excel (including knowledge of working with pivot tables)

  • Oracle knowledge and experience

  • Project management experience desired

  • Certified Black Belt or Lean Manufacturing Experience, including leading AWOs (action workouts)

  • Knowledge of Kanban

  • OMLP Graduate

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No