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Sourcing Specialist

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/25/2017 6:55:42 AM
  • 2833998
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Global Operations Supply Chain
Location(s): Hungary ; Budapest

About Us:
GE Global Operations is GE's multi-functional shared services organizations focused on delivering better outcomes at lower cost for our businesses and our customers. The strong partnership between Global Operations and GE Businesses creates a collaborative work culture and broadens best practice and industry knowledge sharing across the enabling functions. We believe that by keeping GE customers at the heart of everything we do, we will help GE work smarter, better and faster, allowing GE businesses to be more competitive in the global marketplace. We are teams of functional process and domain experts, focused on the solutions that deliver results for the company. We think Big, we act as One, We deliver with Speed … so GE Works.

Essential Responsibilities:

    Work with the required expertise and care in line with the relevant rules, policies and instructions given by the direct manager or substitute
  • Work in line with the GE Spirit & Letter guidelines
  • Completely execute the tasks given by the direct manager
  • Able to translate the sourcing strategy and plans into actions that lead to progress and completion
    works in close collaboration with the Category Management Team and with key stakeholders
  • Have a deep understanding of the commodity he/she is responsible for, understand market dynamics, follow market trends and drive cost take out trough managing the relationship with relevant suppliers
  • Understand the local/regional element of the vision
  • Lead local supplier negotiations, and participate with Category Management Team at key supplier negotiations and contracting, apply variety of tactics to achieve desired results
  • Adapt and execute regional commodity strategy on business level
  • Drive Supplier Relationship Management with key strategic suppliers
  • Organize e-Auctions and tenders to optimize the final cost
  • Budget responsibility including meeting inflation and TCO targets, drive cash opportunities
    maintain commodity-level database for Quarterly/Yearly budget planning and reporting purposes
  • Change business preferred to regional preferred suppliers through tenders or vendor consolidation
  • Drive existing projects and identify global cost opportunities, work with sourcing associates form other GE businesses all over the world and leverage resources
  • Maintain supplier data (prices, payment terms, lead times) in SAP/Oracle and records of all assessments, communications and agreements with suppliers, make sure these records are easily accessible


  • fluent written and spoken English, additional languages are advantage
  • Ability to create reality based customer focused strategy and vision
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, presentation and networking skills
  • Passion for setting and meeting stretched targets
  • Openness for new initiatives, fast learner, proactive
  • Driven by quality and cost consciousness
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong work ethics with unyielding integrity
  • Team player
  • Advanced MS-Office skills, SAP and Oracle SSP basic user knowledge is an advantage

Desired Characteristics:


Locations: Hungary ; Budapest

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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