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Job Title: Senior Buyer/Contract Administrator

Employer: General Electric (GE)

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Job Number: 1940076

Business: GE Power & Water

Business Segment: PW-SCM Supply Chain Management

Career Level: Experienced

Function: Sourcing

Function Segment: Sourcing

Relocation Assistance: No

Essential Responsibilities:

• Reviews, evaluates, and monitors department purchase requisitions for proper authorization, specifications, and legal compliance; takes responsibility for procuring appropriate items or services; creates and reviews purchase orders; researches and resolves receiving and accounts payable issues; inputs, edits, and retrieves purchasing data; disburses and maintains files related to purchase orders and purchasing; maintains other department files including those pertaining to vendors, bids, quotes, and other correspondence.

• Negotiate price, delivery and terms on equipment/service purchases.

• Document savings; participate in development of strategic sourcing plans for the business.

• Provide status and expedite as required.

• Looks after supplier receivables improvement.

• Responsible with developing compliance culture in the geography they are responsible for.

• Support to assess supplier capabilities and make recommendations on supplier acceptability.

• Implement sourcing standards including process & execution, with special focus on cost out/productivity initiatives & on-.time delivery optimization;

• Understand strategies for assigned commodities and drive initiatives to meet Sourcing objectives under coordination of Sourcing Leader

• Manage medium complexity issues within functional area of expertise to meet business KPIs in line with Sourcing objectives

• Provide coordination and leadership in procurement activities

• Perform continuous market analysis and monitor supplier progress


• Diploma or Bachelor degree.

• Minimum 5 years’ experience in sourcing/purchasing in areas related to power generation equipment, Oil & Gas, construction, software, hardware or services.

• Excellent communication skills; must have excellent written and verbal English language skills;

• Strong financial skills.

• Strong negotiation skills.

• Strong business acumen.

• Strong data analysis skills.

• Solid communication and presentation skills,

• Ability to be effective in a cross-functional, cross-cultural team environment.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

Desired Characteristics:

• Sourcing commodity leadership/buying experience.

• Africa regional experience

• 4-7 years strategic sourcing experience.

• Oracle or SAP purchasing system experience.

• Advanced business degree.

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