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General Electric GM&F Commodity Buyer in Rivalta di Torino, Italy

Job Description Summary

At Avio Aero, a GE Aviation Business unit, we’ve been reimagining the power of flight for more than 100 years. We are specialized in the design, production and maintenance of components and systems for both the civil and military aviation.

As General Machining & Farmout (GM&F) Commodity Buyer you will report directly to Commodity Leader, managing the buying process for a given set of direct Suppliers across Avio Aero operations.

In this role you will apply sourcing policy, interface between suppliers and requestors with respect to specifications and budget. This role requires from you understanding of concepts, methods and procedures to enable sourcing execution.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Manage the sourcing process, from evaluation of requestor’s requirements to PO placement

  • Be responsible for best efficiency for procured goods and services, balanced against optimum quality and schedule needs

  • Evaluate current requirements, determine potential sources, prepare tenders

  • Solicit and evaluate proposals

  • Apply cost and price analysis techniques, using available expertise from supporting organizations

  • Negotiate PO and/or purchase contracts, following applicable company and government regulations

  • Balance both tactical execution with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects

  • Coordinate procurement of assigned commodities to meet the requirements of GE

  • Maintain the highest level of integrity and ethics in all dealings with supply base and internal customers


  • Master degree from accredited University (Engineering preferred)

  • Proven cost savings procurement actions

  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills, with sound judgment and a diplomatic attitude

  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form

  • Ability to handle several activities simultaneously, manage multiple priorities and resolve appropriately

  • Professional working knowledge of SAP MRP software system

  • Familiarity with GD&T

  • Proficient in MS Office (e.g. Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, Word)

  • Highly motivated team member

  • Proactivity, Customer orientation, initiative, autonomy

  • Fluent in Italian and English, both written and spoken

  • Work Visa, in accordance with local regulation, is required

Desired characteristics

  • Knowledge of current market conditions, pricing and sources of supply

  • Ability to handle issues around cost increases and how to mitigate them

  • Positive working attitude and proven understanding of how to be an effective service provider within an organization

  • Effective problem identification and solution skill

  • Proactive, fast learner and curious

  • High team-working skills

What we offer

Smart working and work life-balance

Avio Aero, when possible, promotes remote work and encourages a good, healthy and satisfying work-life balance. We value our employees’ wellbeing; hence we offer a variety of improvement programs aimed to preserve anyone’s psychological safety and daily needs.

Total Rewards

At Avio Aero, we understand the importance of Total Rewards. As a new joiner to Avio Aero we are pleased to offer the following welcome benefit plan:

  • Performance related bonuses and local bonus scheme

  • Flexible benefits platform

  • GE Aviation share plan

  • Life and injury insurance

  • Private medical cover

  • Employee assistant program

  • Employee special awards (service and recognition)

  • Local special agreements and discounts

  • English and languages training for you and one member of your family

  • Technical, Leadership and development trainings

Inclusion & Diversity

Avio Aero is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are strongly committed to maintain an inclusive and diverse environment. Every employment decision is taken regardless to national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, etc.

We are not all the same. Just be Yourself @AvioAero!

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No