Military DoD SkillBridge Internship - Commodity Buyer Job at GE Renewable Energy Power and Aviation, Cincinnati, OH

  • GE Renewable Energy Power and Aviation
  • Cincinnati, OH

Job Description

Job Description Summary

The Military DoD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. SkillBridge connects Service members with industry partners in real-world job experiences under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. Separating Service members can be granted up to 180 days of permissive duty to focus solely on training full-time with approved industry partners after unit commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) provides written authorization and approval. GE Aviation as a Skill Bridge partner offers real-world training and work experience in in-demand fields of work while having the opportunity to evaluate the Service member's suitability for the work. Military DoD SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from GE Aviation, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members.

Job Description

Job Description Summary

As a commodity buyer you will be responsible for the sourcing & procurement activities associated for a set of suppliers and/or parts within a commodity. You will manage the buying process for hardware with responsibility to achieve the best contractual position, as measured through a total cost of ownership model, while also ensuring internal customer satisfaction.

You will collaborate with a cross functional team when negotiating with suppliers in accordance with Sourcing policies. This role is responsible for ownership of buying activity related to supplier contracts. The role requires cross-functional partnership, process rigor and discipline to standard work within your respective supply base. The role has a major impact on overall GE profitability.


As a Military Service Member, you will be successful in this position if you have had experience in these types of roles: Contracting Specialist, Contracting Officer, Acquisition Specialist, Acquisition Officer. After the internship, the permanent role would be located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for achieving the best contractual conditions, while maintaining supplier relationships
  • Responsible for progressing the activities of supplier selection, proposals and quotes, quote analysis, negotiation, supply award, and contract authoring
  • Completes sourcing and procurement activities compliantly per applicable policies and procedures
  • Responsible for supplier data set up & maintenance to enable contract management and fulfillment activities (I.e. lead time, material configuration, etc.)
  • Accountability for partnership with transactional operation partners (i.e. the Procurement Operations Center aka POC) who are performing procurement related activities on your supplier accounts
  • Accountable for purchase agreement (PA) health to ensure contracts are not running out of quantity, time and are renegotiated in accordance with Sourcing policies and guidelines
  • Actively maintains market awareness and an in depth understanding of key business drivers to inform supplier selection
  • Brings forward creative contractual solutions to promote overall contract performance / total cost of ownership
  • Forms and develops cross-functional teams to develop deal and negotiation strategy
  • Utilizes technical expertise, collaboration and judgement to solve problems
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience to provide coaching and training
  • May lead small projects with low/medium risks and resource requirements
  • Explains information to bring team members to consensus around topics within field
  • Conveys performance expectations and may handle sensitive issues

Individuals selected for this internship will have the responsibility and authority to carry out all assigned tasks

Qualifications / Requirements:
  • Active Military personnel
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED) with at least 6 years of experience in Commercial Operations, Sourcing/ Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Sales, Supply Chain or Contract Management roles
Desired Skills / Experience:
  • Acts with humility, seeks perspective of others, and creates an inclusive culture
  • Delivers with focus on key business objectives, working across large matrixed organizations
  • Leads with transparency to reach the best mutual outcomes for GE and GE partners
  • Experience negotiating contracts with external suppliers
  • Demonstrated ability in leveraging creative commercial solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong internal and external relationship
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects
  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs
  • Established project management skills

This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE 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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Full time, Contract work, Apprenticeship, Work experience placement, Internship, Relocation package,

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