Senior Commodity Leader
GE Home & Business Solutions - Louisville, KY

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

The Global Commodity Leader will play a strategic "Purchasing/Sourcing" role in GE's recent investment of over $1BILLION DOLLARS in the Appliance Division. Through collaborative LEAN team efforts GE is turning imaginative ideas into world-class consumer appliances. The GCL works in tandem with R&D, marketing, operations and manufacturing specialists who as one TEAM take those ideas and new products from concept to completion.

Essential Responsibilities
• Develop, Lead and execute Sourcing strategy for motors.
• Establish the strategic direction and be accountable for the work plan and metrics to deliver cost-out, cash, agility improvements and risk reduction.
• Drive Supplier engagement to optimize total cost solutions for the GE Appliance business.
• Utilize Lean thinking to improve operational excellence.
• Manage Sourcing activities for assigned buy including quoting, PO issuance, and site support as needed for current and new designs.
• Work effectively in a Matrix organization to achieve metrics.
• Utilizing Six Sigma, identify process and product opportunities delivering productivity and/or enhanced profitability

• BS/BA degree
• Minimum 5 years sourcing, supply chain, product management or technology experience
• Proven change agent with excellent facilitative leadership and problem solving skills
• Demonstrated team player with a strong initiative to win
• Aggressive self-starter
• Excellent oral/written communication and influencing

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
• Engineering degree
• MBA or business management experience
• Technical and/or Sourcing experience with motors
* Experience working in a collaborative partnership with motor suppliers

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GE Home & Business Solutions consists of two business segments. Appliances and Lighting. At GE Appliances, we are imagination at...