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Senior Commodity Buyer - Fans and Motors

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Sourcing  |  ID: REQ-10180


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Senior Commodity Buyer - Fans and Motors

The Challenge

This role will be responsible for Commodity Business Plan/Strategy for Motors and Fans sourcing and year over year cost reductions within the sourcing team. This role will report directly to the Director of the Electro-Mechanical Devices.
The person in this role should have significant experience and knowledge of procurement practices for developing commodity strategies, leveraging cost estimating tools and contract negotiations. 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 Leaders, Quality and Technology.)

This position will be accountable for developing the Commodity Business Plan for motors and fans. And as the Sr. Commodity Buyer will contribute and sometimes lead the Global Commodity Strategy with Haier/Mabe/Candy and Fisher Paykel.

What you will Do

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Define long term sourcing strategy for motors and fans, including defining strategic suppliers and dual sourcing
  • Capacity planning with key products manufacturers
  • Developing and monitoring effective supplier evaluation criteria
  • Maintaining quarterly supplier business unit reviews
  • 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 need to Succeed

Minimum Qualifications:

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


Future travel will be up to 20% travel required for domestic and/or international travel to affiliate sites and suppliers

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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