General Electric Sourcing Specialist - Buying/Procurement - Engineered Systems in Erie, Pennsylvania

About Us:

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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.

Role Summary:

In this role, you will manage the buying process for a given set of goods. You will apply sourcing policy and interface between supplier and entity with respect to specifications and budgets. Position requires understanding of concepts, methods and procedures to enable sourcing execution.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition, you will:

  • Place and follow-up on POs

  • Manage relationships with suppliers for PO execution

  • Manage problems and schedule changes

  • Update ERP

  • Assess supplier capabilities and make recommendations on supplier acceptability

  • Understand strategies for assigned commodities & proactively drive initiatives to meet Sourcing objectives under supervision

  • Analyze and track supplier promise date accuracy and develop reports to ensure supplier promise date accuracy

  • Support commodity buys.

  • Work within a team setting and / or under guidance

  • Alternatively: executing routine but complex analysis

  • Signal flaws in approaches, methods, procedures and processes and suggest improvements

  • Contribute to project as a team member

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 4 years of experience in Sourcing)

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Strong problem solving skills

Locations: United States; Pennsylvania; Erie

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.