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Commodity Buyer – Smart Home/IoT - REMOTE

Lexington, KY, United States  |  Sourcing  |  ID: REQ-12023


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

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Job Posting Title

Commodity Buyer – Smart Home/IoT - REMOTE

The Challenge

This role will be responsible for Commodity Business Plan/Strategy for directed spend of Displays, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices and year over year cost reductions within the Electronics Sourcing team. The total estimated spend of this area is $30M USD, with about 20 suppliers. This role will report directly to the Director of the Electronics Sourcing Team.

You should have knowledge of procurement and supply chain practices within a manufacturing environment. As the 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).

What you will Do

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for driving sourcing strategies for Smart home IoT hardware and display technologies.
  • Collaborate with the electronics commodity management team and the Sourcing Services Group (SSG), and technology/engineering.
  • Identify, award, and manage Supplier Partners and Contract manufacturer for Smart home & display based on requirements form technology
  • Support Component BOM/Total Cost analysis, negotiate pricing with suppliers and drive cost savings programs for Smart Home and Displays
  • Proactively manage risk requisitions and funds to support supply chain continuity activities on related electronics components
  • Head up the supplier certification process for onboarding new suppliers, including processing of required paperwork, systems compliance, and risk assessment actions
  • Drive scheduling of electronics supplier Quarterly Business Review (QBR) meetings and supplier scorecards
  • Maintain and update Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA) and Approved Vendor Lists for direct material supply base in ERP system to enable appropriate procurement management
  • Manage regular supplier invoice resolution, including interfacing with vendor managed inventory warehouse, accounts payable, and suppliers. 
  • Proactively manage risk requisitions and funds to support supply chain continuity activities
  • Up to 10% travel required for domestic and/or international travel to affiliate sites and suppliers.

What you need to Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree, required
  • 3 years of relevant experience within sourcing/procurement commodity management or in a related role involving negotiating, identifying cost reduction opportunities, selecting suppliers and/or implementing contracts, required
  • Professional oral/written communication
  • Demonstrated team player with an initiative to win
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with semiconductors or display technologies
  • Working knowledge of Sourcing Systems and processes
  • Exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills; can interact with a variety of coworkers and business stakeholders, establishing positive professional relationships.
  • Experience New Product Introduction (NPI)
  • Continuous improvement mindset, identifies opportunities to improve organization and efficiency of manager and team


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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