Lead Commodity Leader
GE Power & Water - Raytown, MO

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Job Number

1713183

GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

The Lead Commodity Leader will demonstrate leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. In this role, you will use your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, you will:
  • Lead the commodity procurement to achieve variable cost productivity, cash flow, and controllership goals
  • Lead the supplier selection, qualification, development, and overall supplier management, including managing the entire contract life cycle from Request for Proposal to supplier exit
  • Balance strategy development with the tactical execution necessary to execute cost reduction projects through contract negotiation, process changes, and implementation of sustainable cost controls, including collaboration with Finance to validate the impact of projects and contract negotiations to the general ledger
  • Identify and mitigate sole-source risks
  • Develop technical and market expertise in commodity area
  • Create and enforce business policies to meet business targets and customer needs, including improving procurement processes and optimizing Sourcing resources to enhance the customer experience with Sourcing
  • Closely monitor supplier performance to plan and work with the suppliers to manage any required recovery plans / actions
  • Coordinate with factories to ensure supply meets any and all demand requirements
  • Conduct Capacity Audits, track any Red Flags that impede supplier performance and control revisions at Suppliers
  • Ensure any quality issues have the appropriate focus
  • Develop process to look upstream for pending requirements and drive Engineering / Manufacturing / Sales in order to ensure sourcing is given adequate cycle to procure material

    Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Sourcing Eligibility Requirements:
  • Ability and willingness to travel 20% of the time, or as required

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    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 background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Materials / Chemical / Fibers / Filtration / Textile Engineering or Polymer Science and Master’s in Business Administration
  • Minimum of 3 years of sourcing experience in fibers, media and/or filtration materials
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily
  • Negotiation expertise
  • Ability to energize, develop and build rapport at all levels within an organization
  • Proven ability to execute and deliver on commitments Why join one great company when you can join many? At GE, we’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 100 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar; biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Numerous products are qualified under ecomagination, GE’s commitment to providing innovative solutions that maximize resources, drive efficiencies and help make the world work better. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE’s largest industrial business. Follow GE Power & Water on Twitter @GE_PowerWater. Learn More about GE Power and Water Today! To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE AMSTC, Aviation, Energy Management, Oil & Gas, Power & Water and Transportation, follow us on twitter: @geconnections

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