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Materials Planning Specialist

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/21/2017 8:49:54 AM
  • 3042885
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: Power Gas Power Systems
Location(s): Hungary; Budapest

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.

Role Summary:
The role of the Materials Planning Specialist is to flawlessly execute the material plan to ensure the right parts are available at the right time to support customer on time delivery and business inventory targets. This role is responsible for the daily planning, placement, and expediting of supply orders in accordance with a defined material strategy.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Overall ownership of material ordering and availability for a designated set of parts
  • Review recommended orders and place supply orders in adherence to lead time
  • Support customer on time delivery by ensuring uninterrupted supply of material; avoid stock outs while minimizing excess
  • Execute on inventory strategy in close connection with forecasting, supply chain, leadership, and regional teams
  • Meet or exceed all inventory-related metrics, including value and turns
  • Provide input into inventory optimization strategy and monthly forecast process
  • Regular analysis of inventory levels & stock plan. Cleary communicate recommended changes to current stocking plan
  • Monitor changes to inventory plan/forecast and take action to modify material stream to optimize inventory while maximizing customer on time delivery
  • Proactively identify & assess risks of stock out or late customer delivery. Identify solution and lead resolution efforts, including part substitutions, or reallocations
  • Escalate inventory shortages to Supply Chain and/or leadership. Be a strong Customer advocate; be persistent yet collaborative to resolve the issue in a timely manner
  • Basic analytics on inventory usage, forecast, and projected inventory levels
  • Use or create reports that help support the inventory strategy and customer on time delivery
  • Manage Phase-in/Phase-out planning on superseded parts to minimize obsolete inventory and customer impact
  • Support NPI projects by ensuring Service parts are available at launch


  • Flexibility with working schedule. Position needs to colleborate with North- & Latin-America therefore working hours may be out of the standard Hungarian working hours on a regular basis. Home office is available as per company policy and agreement with the manager
  • University or College degree. Preferred degree in Business, Economics, International Trade & Logistics
  • Some experience in Materials Planning/Sourcing/Logistics/Supply Chain (inclusive of internship experience)
  • Full working proficiency in English, written and spoken
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel (lookups, pivots, advanced formulas)
  • Strong analytical skills & ability to translate complex data sets into meaningful, succinct data or actionable tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and influencing skills with a strong customer focus
  • Demonstrated pro-active & inclusive approach to problem solving, leadership
  • High tolerance for ambiguity, ability to work with multiple & competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-directed, resourceful and persistent in driving issues to resolution.
  • Ability to identify & drive process improvements to improve productivity, customer experience
  • Ability to effectively communicate across various levels of the organization

Desired Characteristics:

  • Working knowledge of ERP (Oracle), especially Supply Chain/Materials Planning modules
  • Project management experience
  • Familiarity with Quality Management System

Locations: Hungary; Budapest

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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