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Sourcing Specialist At GE Oil & Gas

Date Posted: 22/Jun/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

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Posted Position Title: Sourcing Specialist
Career Level: Experienced
Function: Sourcing
Function Segment: Sourcing
Location: Nigeria
U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces:
City: Onne
Postal Code:
Relocation Assistance: No

Role Summary/Purpose:

The role is to manage Sourcing activities required for assigned commodities/projects by working closely with internal stakeholders and suppliers. There will be challenges on supplier capacity and lead times that will need proactive management.

Essential Responsibilities:

- Support costing activities in the tender stage and follow through in the execution phase.

- Coordinate, manage and issue required Requests for Quotation (RFQ) and Purchase Orders (PO) for assigned commodity/project.

- Collaborate to achieve best price, with the right quality, on time, for all PO’s

- Negotiate savings based on budgetary input and/or departmental goals

- Ensure issues related to supplier fulfillment are managed proactively not only for own commodity but also including assigned team members.

- Develop profile for supplier capability/capacity, by commodity, to establish sourcing strategies for maximum leverage.

- Facilitate and/or lead supplier manufacturability discussions with the appropriate stakeholders (suppliers, GE- engineering, projects, sourcing quality, and quality assurance)

- Collaborate with requesting departments to resolve problems relating to requirements, deviations, substitutions, priorities, delays, damages, inferior quality or other conditions that deviate from established procedures.

- Maintain current market knowledge and changing material conditions and advise management of current trends in prices and purchasing availability.

- Drive sourcing initiatives on savings, supplier performance and supplier base rationalization


- Bachelor's Degree (in Business or Technical discipline preferred) with 4 years experience related to Sourcing, Logistics and Projects

- Knowledge of AS400, ePims and SIMON systems is required.

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

- Strong negotiation skills.

- Ability to be a self-starter and team-builder.

- A valid NYSC discharge or exemption certificate will be required.

- Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in Nigeria

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
Desired Characteristics:

- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Proven analytical and problem solving skills, with sound judgment and a diplomatic attitude
- Highly motivated team member

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