Junior Buyer

03 Oct 2016
20 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Buyer is responsible for defined work or projects with moderate complexity. In this role you will follow an individual work plan, meet day-to-day short-term objectives, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Implementation of sourcing tactics under management or more senior sourcing colleagues' guidance.
  • Effective communication with suppliers, as well as GE team (e.g. Project Managers, Project Engineers, Sourcing manger, e.g.) to ensure On-time and Quality supplier Delivery;
  • Timely converting Purchase Requisitions into Purchase Orders in SAP;
  • Collect order acknowledgements;
  • Report purchase order progressing to management, implement recovery plans if needed;
  • Support Quality team in monitoring inspections dates and collecting vendor documentation
  • Expediting Suppliers to respect delivery plan and inspection programs when requested;
  • Perform supplier on site expediting visits;
  • Apply lessons learned and improvement ideas.

    Work closely with Quality to:
  • Collect Vendor documentation and manuals;
  • Monitoring project inspection programs.
  • Support supplier quality compliance audit and qualifications;
  • Support supplier monitoring and yearly assessments;


  • Bachelor's degree;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, effective communication with suppliers and internal customers;
  • Must work well in a fast paced environment (pressure resilient);
  • Must work well in a global and cross functional team environment;
  • Self-starter;
  • Fluency in English (Spoken & Written);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent PC skills (MS project, Excel, Word, Powerpoint);
  • Proactive;
  • Quick issue tracker;

Desired Characteristics

  • Third European language (Italian, Russian, Spanish, French)
  • Good understanding of suppliers' manufacturing and construction schedules;
  • Good negotiation skills;
  • Knowledge of the sourcing field;
  • Experience in SAP system.