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Sr. Commodity Buyer – Semiconductors - REMOTE

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Sourcing  |  ID: REQ-13703


The GEA Way

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make “good things, for life.”  As the fastest-growing appliance company in the U.S., we’re powered by creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way.  We believe in the power of our people and in giving them the freedom to explore, discover and build good things, together.  

The GEA Way philosophy, backed by three simple commitments defines the way we work, invent, create, do business, and serve our communities: we come togetherwe always look for a better way, and we create possibilities

Interested in joining us on our journey? 

You will be responsible for semiconductor or Integrated Circuit (IC) sourcing and year over year cost reductions within the sourcing team. This role will report directly to the Director of the Electronics.

In this role, you should have significant experience and knowledge of procurement practices for developing commodity strategies, supply chain planning and leveraging competitive quoting to obtain best market price. As the Sr. Commodity Buyer, you will drive supplier performance relative to cost, quality, delivery, and be responsible for strategic alignment with key stakeholders (Business Unit Managers, Quality and Technology.)

Within the role you will work with the various product lines to understand short and long term demand of critical IC's to support and drive long term commodity strategy. You will have responsibility for developing relationships with key third party distributors and brokers.


Sr. Commodity Buyer – Semiconductors - REMOTE


USA, Louisville, KY

How You'll Create Possibilities

·       Define long term demand profile for semiconductors and ICs
·       Capacity planning with key products manufacturers
·       Developing and monitoring effective supplier evaluation criteria
·       Maintaining quarterly supplier business unit reviews as applicable
·       Annual cost reduction negotiations
·       New Product Introduction sourcing strategy and execution
·       Collaborating with the engineering team to align on long term technical goals and incorporation of technology roadmaps into the category strategy/commodity business plan
·       Ensuring continuous supply to GE Appliances

What You'll Bring to Our Team

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in procurement or supply chain planning
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or Business, or related fields
  • Experience with semiconductors AND/OR electrical components
  • Contract management and negotiations skills
  • Experience in working with multi-cultural teams


  • Up to 20% travel required for domestic and/or international travel to affiliate sites and suppliers


Our Culture

At GE Appliances, creativity meets passion and conversations lead to exceptional outcomes and experiences.  We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that everyone brings to GE Appliances. We believe a diverse workplace, where everyone is included and people can be their true and authentic selves, fosters creativity and innovation. We know our differences are our greatest strength. The very best innovations across every function of a company come from diverse teams. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued allows employees to perform at their best, every day. Diversity at GE Appliances helps us achieve zero distance to our owners, innovate smartly and connect to the communities and customers we serve. We encourage and support the ideas, aspirations, and the wellbeing of everyone - our employees and our communities

GE Appliances is a trust-based organization. It is important we offer our employees the flexibility they need to do their best work while balancing the needs of the business and individuals. When you join GEA, you will have the opportunity to work with your leader to create a flexible work arrangement that balances the needs of the individual, team, and organization.

GE Appliances 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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