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  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/5/2018 7:50:07 AM
  • 3044751
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Aviation AvioAero
Location(s): Italy; Rivalta di Torino

About Us:
At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of
ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

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Role Summary:
The Buyer negotiates with dedicated providers according to specific policies and commodity strategies, to achieve the best contractual conditions while also ensuring internal customer satisfaction. In this role you will required to use your experience to solve the problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities:
This is an EVERGREEN position, meaning that the application process for this vacancy is open throughout the year. The Recruitment Specialist will contact suitable candidates as soon as the intake for this vacancy opens.

  • Achieve lowest possible cost for materials/services, balanced against optimum quality and schedule needs
  • 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
  • Evaluate current and anticipated requirements, determine potential sources, obtain bids, and plan programs to meet business needs
  • Responsible for assigned commodities to meet the requirements of the business
  • Perform continual market analysis and monitor supplier progress
  • Coordinate training of suppliers to accomplish business initiatives
  • Coordination procurement of assigned commodities to meet the requirements of GE
  • Coordinate, help direct, as well as perform, all required functions from initiation of an intent to purchase through to satisfactory delivery of material or services
  • Assure that material/services will be delivered on schedule, at negotiated price and meet required quality standards
  • Initiate necessary action to assure best value is received, customer delivery requirements are met, and address any manufacturing problems at supplier’s facility
  • Provide coordination and leadership in procurement activities for assigned commodities

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited University or a high school diploma
    • Experience with Suppliers and/or Clients (ability to build strong business relationships/partnerships)
    • Influencing and negotiation skills
    • Cross functional experience working with production, engineering, quality & administrative departments
    • Fluent in English and Italian
    • EU work permit

      Desired Characteristics:
      • Proven cost savings procurement actions & decisions
      • Strong oral and written communication skills
      • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
      • Proven analytical and problem solving skills, with sound judgment and a diplomatic attitude
      • Effective problem identification and solution skills
      • Team working attitude
      • IT literate with experience in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, MS Outlook
      • SAP knowledge
      • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

        Locations: Italy; Rivalta di Torino

        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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