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Purchasing & Planning Leader

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/5/2017 6:48:21 AM
  • 3036980
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital Solutions
Location(s): Ireland; Shannon

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Role Summary:
This role is based in GE Sensing EMEA, Shannon. This is a permanent opportunity with Baker Hughes, a GE Company.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of Buyers and Buyer Planners to provide a high level of service to our customers
  • Lead and proactively manage issues related to supplier fulfilment
  • Reach and exceed inventory target for Purchasing team through the use of innovative stocking practices while maintaining customer service levels
  • Run and execute Daily MRP’s for agreed budget spend
  • Support Deflation targets for the site by maintaining contract prices and seeking discounts
  • Ensuring On time delivery is at 95% for our supplier base
  • Maintain planning parameters for own products
  • Working on Lean continuous improvement projects
  • Issue Purchase Orders using sound purchasing practices and applicable company and
  • government regulations
  • Using ERP systems Oracle and SAP & moving the teams to work on both systems in 2018
  • Extracting data and presenting to team and management
  • Meet own and site purchasing metrics

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Buyer/Planner Leader ideally from a technical environment who can confidently lead a team and is committed to providing a high level of service to their customers.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred ideally or equivalent knowledge & experience
  • IIPMM Purchasing qualification or equivalent
  • Proven years business experience
  • Experience in dealing with suppliers and supplier metrics
  • Strong knowledge of MRP systems and preferred Oracle and SAP experience
  • Highly proficient in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of process flow charting
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Project management and decision making skills
  • Previous experience of working in a manufacturing environment is advantageous.

Desired Characteristics:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence others and lead teams
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills
  • Proven analytical and organisational ability
  • Ability to work independently

Locations: Ireland; Shannon

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  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.

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