General Electric Lead Buyer in Pierre, South Dakota
The Lead Buyer will be 100% responsible for fulfillment for assigned suppliers working with Global Commodity Leaders (GCL's) to execute on Supplier fulfillment strategy, supplier capacity planning, and lead time reduction for assigned commodity. In this role, you will own execution of supply plan for assigned commodities to ensure on time delivery of components.
As the Lead Buyer, you will:
Be 100% responsible for fulfillment for assigned suppliers
Manage capacity, PO allocation, supplier relationship, and fulfillment strategy in order to minimize delivery risks
Work with Global Commodity Leaders (GCL's) to execute on Supplier fulfillment strategy for assigned commodity to drive product cost out, inventory optimization, and cash plays
Work with Planner to place Purchase Orders (POs) at lead time and obtain PO acknowledgements from Suppliers
Coordinate with Planner to keep PO need dates aligned with Master Production Schedule
Hold weekly reviews with suppliers to ensure promise date accuracy
Develop and drive effective recovery plans when necessary
Track in-transit material to identify and address any potential delivery issues
Manage and resolve issues relative to engineering design changes and cut-in
Develop knowledge of supplier manufacturing processes, material / commodity pricing and excellent focus on quality
Develop process to look upstream for pending requirements and drive engineering / manufacturing / sales to ensure sourcing given adequate cycle to procure material
Drive and lead continuous improvement in fulfillment processes for assigned commodity, including cost out, lead time reduction and simplification
Engage and lead with horizontal teams to develop risk mitigation plans for NPI launch issues (Quality / Cost / Delivery / LT)
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
Minimum of 3 years of experience in sourcing, engineering and/or manufacturing
Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from an accredited university or college
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business from an accredited university or college
Black Belt / Green Belt certified or equivalent Quality certification
Oracle Purchasing system experience
Works well under tight deadlines and frequently changing priorities
Ability to influence at all levels of internal and external suppliers
Strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skills
Program management skills with horizontal teams
Strong PC and database management skills
Strong quantitative and analytical skills
International business experience
Supply Chain experience
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Locations: United States; Florida, South Carolina; Pensacola, Greenville
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.