Lead Sourcing Specialist - Buying/Procurement

GE Aerospace


Evendale, OH


Position summary

Job Description Summary

The Composites Lead Sourcing Specialist will negotiate the procurement and contracts for composite parts and/or materials and ensure compliance to all GE Aviation policies and procedures, while achieving the best overall value. You will be responsible for purchase order placement and execution, supplier strategy and capacity development, cost idea generation and execution, and supplier performance management.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with suppliers for purchase order execution
  • Place and follow-up on POs
  • Manage problems and schedule changes
  • Update ERP
  • Manage timely negotiations and purchase order placements
  • Adhere to GE Aviation compliance, quality, cost, and delivery requirements
  • Develop and implement strategy for assigned and new suppliers
  • Drive cost out projects and initiatives within supply base
  • Collaborate with team members and various functions to execute source changes and coordinate raw material
  • Work cross-functionally with engineering and manufacturing teams to drive cost, delivery, quality, and supplier development
  • Balances both tactical execution with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects
  • Actively participate in supplier performance review

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or institution (or a high school diploma/GED and a minimum of 4 years experience in Manufacturing, Sourcing or Materials)
  • Plus a minimum of 3 years' experience in Manufacturing, Quality, Materials, Sourcing or Supply Chain Operations

Desired Characteristics

  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn​

  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively​

  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed ​

  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative​

  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker

  • Strong background in contract negotiation

  • Experience in a Buyer role in Aviation or related industry

  • Manufacturing or Shop Operations experience

  • Ability to analyze data and perform pricing analysis

  • Experience with strategic sourcing of new suppliers / vendors

  • Ability to utilize Excel for data analysis

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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About the company

Industry: Aerospace

GE Aerospace is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. At GE Aerospace, we believe the world works better when it flies.