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General Electric Sourcing Specialist 1 - Sourcing Management in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

The Sourcing Partner (Buyer/Commodity Sourcing Leader), GRC Facilities will be responsible for collaborating with suppliers and internal customers to provide sourced goods and services at the best quality and total cost in support of GE Research’s activities. This role will specifically support the Niskayuna Facilities team.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Act as GRC Sourcing’s single point of contact for Niskayuna Facilities and any other assigned internal organizations and partner with internal customers to proactively identify sourced goods and services demands and develop strategy to achieve best total cost result.

  • Provide support and training to internal customers on GRC Sourcing processes and systems

  • Oversee wing to wing sourcing process from identifying demands, developing sourcing strategy, identifying and supply base, executing Request for Quotes, Negotiations, Purchase Order management and Accounts Payable resolution.

  • Responsible for both Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

  • Ensure the timely turnaround of assigned requisitions- both those assigned to you as a buyer (High $ MRs) and those assigned to Contract Buyer teams (Low $ MRs)

  • May include potential off hours support of facilities operations for emergency sourcing needs critical to site operations

  • Proactive supplier management (supplier adds, modifications etc..) as required.

  • Identify baseline pricing and negotiate best total cost (price, quality, fulfillment and cash) result for GRC.

  • Collaborate with other GE sites and Corporate Global Commodity Leaders as needed to achieve best results for GRC

  • Maintain and work to meet internal GRC Sourcing metrics on MR processing turnaround time, cost out and others as needed

  • Provide oversight and strategic guidance to contract buyers executing sourcing activities for lower value purchase orders in support of assigned internal organization

  • Coordinate with GRC Finance for quarter/year end closing activities

  • Lead negotiations with suppliers to achieve best total cost for GRC.

  • Sourcing Project Leader for assigned systems/processes. Acting as the team internal liaison/subject matter expert for those systems/processes.

  • All other projects, duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college or applicable sourcing experience

  • Minimum 5 years applicable sourcing/procurement experience

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY

  • You must submit your application on the careers page at to be considered

Desired Characteristics:

  • BS / BA degree in a technical field

  • Experience in supporting Facilities, Manufacturing and/or Research teams.

  • Demonstrated success in working with cross-functional teams.

  • Must be detail-oriented and data-driven

  • Demonstrated strong project management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and facilitation skills with ability to influence others

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills

  • Strong PC, database management skills. Experience with Oracle Purchasing is a plus

  • Sourcing experience in both Strategic and Procurement functions and well as Indirect Sourcing

  • On site support co-located with Facilities team/internal customers.

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: Yes