Job: Global Commodity Buyer

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Job Description

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:
GE Hydro is a tier 2 business with 1,5 Bn of sales and a global headcount of 6500. The Global Sourcing organization of the business is structured around commodities: forging, casting, raw materials, welded structures for each commodity, there are commodity buyers reporting to one commodity leader.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Global Commodity Buyer contributes to define and implement the sourcing strategy of his commodity, and:
* Optimizes, communicates, deploys & implements a competitive commodity Global Sourcing strategy
* Purchases materials, products and services for Hydro projects in accordance with QCD requirements
* Monitors & Improves Suppliers & Sourcing performance in Operations (Total Cost of ownership, Delivery, and Quality, Service level & Innovation)
* Assesses supplier performance
* Main Interface to regional functions and other business partners on his/her commodity sourcing activities
* Teamwork with the Commodity Buyers in other regions under leadership of the Global Commodity Leader of his/her commodity
* Contributes to define the global sourcing strategy
* Provide inputs and requirements from her/his Region
* Takes part to strategy definition under the lead of the Global Commodity Leader
* Sources goods with best suppliers and develop the suppliers' panels in the Region
* Negotiates T&C/Price lists (LTFA )/open PO and implement SRM with these suppliers
* Drives and leads stakeholders in his/her region for supplier improvement and development
* Prepares forecast & backlog for her/his commodity
* Supports development of best assumptions in tendering and product activities:
* Price lists, costing tools, TBOMs update, Vendor list, issuance of specific RFQ if necessary,
* Supports risk & opportunities reviews with the TSC
* Supports commodity co-design, standardization and rationalization actions in the Region
* Set Purchase Order in the system for strategic PO only >50K
* Leads discussions with suppliers during execution in case of claims, PO changes in coordination with the Regional Procurement Officer (RPO)...

* Bachelor’s or Master’s (preferred option) degree in engineering, purchasing or business administration
* Minimum 5 years of experience in Sourcing
* Management, dealing with industrial activities and technical commodities
* Fluent English - French is an adder
* Aptitude to work in a global environment and matrix organization
* Negotiation skills
* Good communication & influencing skills
* Experience in supplier selection & development

Desired Characteristics:
* Bachelor Degree in Engineering with Purchasing, master degree is preferred
* Good understanding of the business
* Ability to see around corners and be proactive
* Ability to work independently to achieve targets and objectives
* Ability and ownership to drive improvements and change with tangible results
* Self-directed, detail-oriented, organized, and flexible
* Capable to challenges the status quo and endless curiosity
* Working experience in the Energy industry / Hydropower is a plus

Locations: Turkey; Ankara