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.
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.
Relocation Assistance Provided: No