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Materials Manager

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/27/2017 2:55:44 PM
  • 2835125
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): United States ; Tennessee; Nashville


About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry. As a division of General Electric Company, GE Transportation is a global technology leader and supplier to the railroad, mining, marine, stationary power, and drilling industries. We drive change and progress — by rail and across oceans. We go farther and dig deeper, with advanced technology that connects people, data and machines, so resources can be gathered, goods can be transported and economies can thrive. GE Transportation is headquartered in Chicago, IL, and employs approximately 12,000 employees worldwide. Learn more about GE Transportation today!
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.

Role Summary:
The Materials Manager is responsible for facilitating transactions, producing, assembling and delivering replacement / repair parts and equipment as part of a Services agreement or order. In this role you will process transactions, manage processes, material management, site operations, or warehouse logistics and shipping which is sometimes in a shop structure and will include craft and non craft labor and you will be solely responsible for these activities.



Essential Responsibilities:
In addition, you will:

  • Be responsible for material planning and inventory metrics across a service segment
  • Monitor the results of changes to the inventory plan / forecast and recommend modifications
  • Plan for prevention of excess inventory and stock outs
  • Work with all levels of personnel (hourly, supervisory, and general foreperson) in resolving issues, tracking material availability, and advising on material usage
  • Work with customers externally and internally to identify new opportunities to improve our current processes which may also include, Lead Inquiry to Order (ITO) processes through Order to Remittance (OTR)
  • Deliver business sales, contribution margin, develop proposals; negotiate with customers; drive competitive pricing
  • Develop a year plan for your own department.
  • Be involved in discussions with other functions and teams about improvement in processes, procedures and ways of working
  • Contribute to plan of larger unit
  • Communicate across direct organization
  • Present to senior leaders (EB and SEB) in specific technical space and on cross functional teams on how technologies interconnect and contribute to overall strategy
  • Work with diverse clients in a region
  • Follow frameworks to get through the processes - there is room for negotiating and client specific conditions



    Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 4 years of experience in Services)
  • A minimum of 3 additional years of experience in Materials Management



    Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams
  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability



    Locations: United States ; Tennessee; Nashville

    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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