Lead Buyer, PMO - EMIP

03 Oct 2016
23 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Lead Buyer demonstrates leadership in driving sourcing programs, and processes for the Projects business working with PMO team to meet customer needs in the EMIP sub-region of the Power Services business in MEA.
• Achieve lowest possible cost for material, balanced against optimum quality and schedule needs
• Solicit and evaluate proposals employing appropriate negotiation, cost and price analysis techniques
• Implement purchase contracts following applicable company guidelines

Essential Responsibilities

• Understand strategies for assigned commodities and proactively drive initiatives to meet Sourcing objectives, this will include qualifying new suppliers.
• Assess supplier capabilities and make recommendations on supplier acceptability, drive productivity opportunities with supply base to deliver cost out goals.
• Develop process to look upstream for pending requirements and drive Engineering, Manufacturing, and Sales in order to ensure sourcing given adequate cycle to procure material.
• Solicit and evaluate proposals employing appropriate negotiation, cost and price analysis techniques, using available expertise from supporting organizations; implement purchase contracts following applicable company and government regulations.
• Place Purchase Orders (PO) timely and obtain PO acknowledgements from suppliers. Analyze and track supplier promise date accuracy and develop reports to ensure supplier promise date accuracy.
• Drive effective recovery plans and create payment tracking and invoice analysis. tracking / invoice
• Work with legal team and suppliers on getting agreements in place to support business


• Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma/GED with at least 4 years of experience in a Sourcing role)
• At least 3 additional years of experience in a Sourcing position

Desired Characteristics

• Additional experience in Sourcing and writing fulfillment reports using MS Access, SQL or Visual Basic is preferred
• Efficient with Oracle 11.3, COPICS, DART and AP systems
• Strong quantitative and analytical skills
• PC and database proficiency
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
• Six Sigma training is preferred (GE employees only)
• GE program graduate is preferred (GE employees only)