Global Commodity Leader - Electronics
GE Home & Business Solutions - East Cleveland, OH

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Develop and execute sourcing strategies for all product lines for GE Lighting

Essential Responsibilities
*Develop, lead and execute Sourcing strategy for Lighting Electronic suppliers.
*Maximize MCTO (material cost take out) on assigned buy, identifying and taking advantage of the right cost region via negotiation, e-auctions, redesigns and sub-tier component cost reductions
*Establish the strategic direction and work plan to deliver cost-out, cash, China/LCR buy growth and minimization of constrained buy
*Lead supply base consolidation and/or develop new suppliers for specific electronic commodities. Work with suppliers to support lead-time reduction initiatives on assigned commodities
*Manage Sourcing activities for assigned buy including quoting, PO issuance and site support as needed for current and new designs
*Work effectively with Technology, Supplier Quality and site materials personnel on day-to-day problem resolution and opportunities for cost reduction
*Utilizing Six Sigma, identify process and product opportunities delivering productivity and/or enhanced profitability

*BS/BA degree required; technical degree preferred
*Experience in Electronics sourcing
*Proven change agent with excellent facilitative leadership and problem solving skills
*Demonstrated team player with a strong initiative to win
*Aggressive self-starter and change agent
*Excellent oral/written communication and influencing skills
*Strong project/program management experience with a winning track record
*Minimum 5 years prior sourcing and/or supply chain operations experience desired
*Six Sigma certification preferred
*Prior supplier negotiation experience a plus

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.

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