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General Electric Buying/Procurement Specialist in Rugby, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

At GE Power Conversion UK Ltd we have a steeped heritage in design and manufacture of complex electrical motors and generators serving customers around the globe in a wide range of sectors such as Marine, Oil & Gas, Naval and Industry.

Working cross-functionally within the Rotating Machines business the Senior Buyer is responsible for full wing to wing Sourcing and Procurement process for commodities including (but not limited to) electro-mechanical devices, copper, insulation and instrumentation.

Job Description

Responsibilities ;

  • Lead the execution of the local sourcing strategy; deliver a competitive advantage by driving the strategic supplier initiatives, selection, development, and consolidation to ensure optimal business performance.

  • Execute across the purchase base, with full accountability for meeting deflation (savings), usage, cash and preferred supplier targets.

  • Own the day-to-day execution of the transactional procurement process including approving a PO. Convert purchase requisitions into purchase orders and manage the purchase orders until closed (NCR’s/Invoice Queries etc)

  • Manage Engineering Changes on open orders within the supply chain.

  • Manage the operational relationship with suppliers.

  • Optimize inventory and process improvements.

  • Expected to resolve problems through the application of acquired expertise.

  • Identify and put forward new suppliers.

  • Assess supplier capabilities and make recommendations on supplier acceptability.

  • Support escalation issues for invoice payment issue resolution.

Qualifications / Requirements ;

  • Degree or CIPS (desirable).

  • Suitable level of relevant experience with a manufacturing / engineering background

  • Ability to understand legal terms and contract negotiation.

  • Ability to read and interpret BOM’s and technical drawings.

  • Ability and willingness to travel as required.

Desired Characteristics ;

  • Efficient with SAP and AP systems.

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.

  • PC and database proficiency.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Analytic capabilities and operating rigor.

  • Hands-on and ability to handle multiple priorities in a high demanding environment.

  • Cross-functional openness and Team-player attitude.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No