Sourcing Program Leader
GE Transportation - Grain Valley, MO

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

The Sourcing Program 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:
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on the design and implementation for their assigned area
  • Drive and be accountable for operational excellence of assigned programs
  • Engage the business leadership team to develop sourcing programs / processes and deliver enhanced productivity
  • Manage budgets and contracts associated with programs and/or initiatives
  • Support and deliver solutions related to the programs
  • Drive proactive involvement in all functional activities related to sourcing to ensure that sourcing has upfront involvement in all new programs and delivers strong value to the business
  • Conduct qualification & competitive analysis of vendor products / services
  • Understand and drive Six Sigma quality internally and with suppliers
  • Develop, plan, and manage programs to meet GE purchasing commitments in Sourcing
  • Manage the complete purchasing and contract administration functions for a large sourcing section 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 support to GE Marketing and Sales in their proposal efforts

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in a Sourcing role)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a Sourcing position

    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
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily
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