Lead Buying/Procurement Specialist

Lead Buying/Procurement Specialist

GE Energy Consulting
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Job Description Summary
The Buyer is responsible to negotiate and release Purchase Orders at the right time and right quality within the specified targets/ budget. He/She is responsible to settle claims with conditions favourable to SPS. The Lead Buyer (LB) is responsible for the same activities on coordinated commodities.
The LB is the Power Purchasing contact regionally for the Strategic Sourcing Leaders (SSL) in charge of Coordinated Commodities and the primary contact in the regions for Delegated Commodities.

Manage the buying process for a given set of goods. Apply sourcing policy, interface between supplier and entity with respect to specifications and budgets. Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the marketJob Description

Role & Responsibilities
The Buyer (Lead Buyer, in close collaboration with the SSL on the coordinated commodities):

  • Bears commercial responsibility for the purchasing activities, Engineering Representative, PPLM, Project Manager and Supplier Quality, Order Fulfilment, or other responsible parties,

  • Collects information from PPLM / Project Manager regarding project-related, commercial and legal specifications in the RFQ and Purchase Orders to Suppliers,

  • Issues Purchase Order and monitors return of acknowledgement,

  • Leads regionally for cost reduction, lead-time and quality improvement initiatives

  • Supports Order Fulfilment, Quality and Engineering for organising deliverables, which are late from Supplier,

  • Support the Projects/ Product Lines for critical operational issues (e.g. claims, delays, key negotiations) with the regional suppliers, issues claim notifications and manages recoveries,

  • Manages the invoice release,

  • Except for Globalized Commodities where this is done by the Regional Commodity Leader (RCL):

    • Ensures on time delivery of RFQ's to Suppliers identified in Engineering Procurement Plan, performs Total cost analysis of the offers received and organises / participates in technical - commercial discussions with the Supplier,

    • Conducts negotiations, involving Engineering Representative, Supplier Quality / Order Fulfilment and PPLM / Project Manager. Responsible to apply Procurement Concept,

    • Ensures compliance of Business Award with validated regional Supplier Panel,

    • Initiates the POR.

In addition, the LB, in close collaboration with the SSL who will ensure cross-region LB experience sharing

  • Supports the definition of the Commodity Strategy, Target Panel and Action Plan,

  • Leads commercial qualification of all suppliers of the Regional Target Panel to ensure they are qualified at all time,

  • Manages and develop the validated Regional Target Supplier Panels including the product qualification aspects,

  • Monitors overall Regional Target Suppliers Performance, ensure their scorecards are up to-date and their data 100% accurate in the systems,

  • Defines contractual plan (e.g. General Terms & Conditions, Price Lists) and ensure implementation for Regional Target Suppliers,

  • Defines inputs for tendering purposes (e.g. costing, solidity, firming, and regional target panel),

  • Supports to deliver against tender price with the regional suppliers.

Key Performance Indicators
One evidence of good performance related to each single task and responsibility mentioned above

  • On-Time RFQ & PO Placement

  • Savings against Budget

  • On-Time Delivery

  • Claim Management & Settlement

  • For the LB : Compliance to Target Supplier Panel/Target Panel updated and fully documented in the systems

Autonomy/Authority
Has the leading role

  • In sending RFQs and suggesting the awarded supplier (in line with the defined Target panel for the LB),

  • In triggering Supplier qualification (in the Target Panel for the LB),

  • In negotiation with regional suppliers, defining and implementing the appropriate contractual plan,

  • The LB escalates appropriately deviation from Target panel

Qualification & Experience

  • Engineering Degree

  • Experience in Procurement/ Production / Project Management/ Sales

  • Usage of SAP / Excel / e-Purchasing & Procurement systems Preferably

  • Exposure to Strategic Sourcing and/or Financial topics.

  • Product knowledge

  • Supplier market knowledge

Behavioural and/or Technical Know-how
.General knowledge of purchasing standards, policies, procedures, and Sourcing management principles.
.Strong writing and communication skills, transparency, team spirit.
.Ability to work efficiently in cross-functional teams.
.Accountability, resilience, autonomy, and leadership.
.Decision making, problem solving, ability to independently resolve issues with difficult suppliers.
.Quality mind set.
.Proactive in continuously seeking for the most competitive and reliable offer.
Technical knowledge of products purchased.

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