Reporting to the head of Operations for the site and the North America business and functionally into the Power & Electronics Sourcing Platform Leader, this Sourcing leadership role encompasses leadership for a growing Sourcing team (Buyers, Supplier Quality, Commodities). The Sourcing Manager demonstrates accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives. In this role you will integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the organization.
Develop, plan, and manage programs to meet GE purchasing commitments in Sourcing
Manage the complete purchasing and contract administration functions as required to meet program commitments
Develop sourcing strategy targets on quality, price, delivery, and service necessary to meet requirements
Implement and maintain a quality improvement process targeting reduction in product variation and product losses using key management tools
Collaborate with manager in setting realistic and challenging operational goals, and contribute to their accomplishment
Periodically prepare and implement supporting work plans
Manage Buyer / Contract Administrators in fulfilling purchasing commitments and organize the appropriate program plans
Provide for the evaluation of vendor quotations utilizing appropriate negotiation and purchasing analysis techniques and implementation of proper contracts with emphasis on quality, price, delivery, and service necessary to meet requirements
Provide for evaluation of suppliers’ capabilities and identification of appropriate items to buy
Provide support to GE Marketing and Sales in their proposal efforts
Lead commodity Sourcing with accountability over direct/indirect buy, and cost reduction targets
Develop, implement and lead overall supplier strategy for commodity area, including simplification, ensuring sourcing process integrity, and optimize productivity, quality and fulfillment
Set sourcing strategy and lead a team with strong process responsibility to develop complex and comprehensive supplier / buyer contractual relationships to meet the business needs
Ensure supplier compliance with regulatory and reputation requirements
Partner with Supplier Quality to drive quality initiatives for Sourcing
Be Responsible for people management activities including recruiting, performance management, compensation, and organizational structure
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
At least 5 additional years of experience in a Sourcing position
Willingness and ability to travel 10-15% of the time
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.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily
Knowledge of GE Department of Defense procedures
Negotiation expertise is preferred
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