Hybrid Commodity Buyer

General Electric: GE · Berlin · Germany · Hybrid

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Job Description

Commodity Buyer for dedicated and assigned commodities on Grid Solutions GSI Substation Business, such as Cables, Cubicles and Switchgear. The Commodity Buyer is responsible for the performance of the associated suppliers from tendering stage (ITO) to execution (OTR). She/He addresses customer specific requirements for each project while assuring best practices sharing continuous improvement among other commodity buyers. She/He supports also the existing Sourcing team for the purchase of other materials and services needed for our projects.

Roles and Tasks

Define supplier strategy including management and optimization of supplier panels.

Actively driving the communication towards suppliers to improve pricing, lead times and payment terms

Prepare and launch RFQ`s, negotiate the contracts in coordination with the internal stakeholders and transmit information to Procurement

Prioritize contract (re)negotiation, anticipate information gathering and discussions to accelerate contract agreement in OTR

Streamline the onboarding process based on supplier market constraints, make explicit Product Line risk appetite by nature of risks review during onboarding

Coordinate the assessment of the supplier’s performance, to manage the on-going contracts execution and to influence the strategic positioning for next deals

Map the supplier market per capabilities, business interest, past performance, geographical area for each segment

Share market evolutions, key indexes, best practices within the team and across other GE organizations, templates, checklists

Scope and responsibilities may evolve depending on the context and the profile of the candidate

Desired characteristics

Project sourcing and negotiations skills

Ability to understand and execute commodity strategies

Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to influence others

Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact

Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

Effective problem identification and solution skills

Ability to work in a team and matrix organization


Expertise in Project Contract Management, Engineering or Strategic Sourcing

At least 5 years of working experience

Strong oral and written communication skills

Language: German (B1 level required) and English

Office Software (Word, Excel, Power point, Outlook)

Ability to work in a global environment

Home Office is accepted

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

Gepostet am 2. März 2024.