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Sr. Sourcing Program Manager, Next Generation Wind Turbine

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/1/2017 12:44:26 PM
  • 2837827
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): United States ; Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia; Greenville, Schenectady, Other


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.


GE Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.



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 Senior Sourcing Program Manager, Next Generation Wind Turbine will own the Global Supply Chain Mechanical COE (Center of Excellence) development and execution of the total life-cycle strategy of the next generation wind turbine solutions for the Onshore Wind business.



Essential Responsibilities:
This role will strategically develop suppliers and source components in addition to services to geographically diverse locations, while driving commercial advantage through achievement of quality, cost, usage and delivery goals. You will also control costs while meeting delivery and quality requirements from the supply base.

As the Sr. Sourcing Program Manager, Next Generation Wind Turbine, you will:

  • Collaborate closely with a wide range of stakeholders including Product line, Engineering, Commercial, and Global Research Center to ensure the successful launch of the next generation wind turbine (WT19)
  • Work with suppliers and Engineering to define product requirements that will produce the type of modularity that we envision and determine the future supply chain footprint / suppliers to look like
  • Interface with other sub-systems / functions e.g. rotor lead, electrical lead, logistics lead. Ensure next generation subsystem technologies are developed and ready to be introduced into the product
  • Work to answer the question, ‘If I could redefine the GE Renewable Energy GSC for our future product, what would it look like?’
  • Deliver bottom-line growth
  • Own and drive WT19 financial and strategic planning in GCM (schedule, budget, top down targets from market, new value options, Blueprint, S2, S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning), MGGP, etc)
  • Be Sourcing interface with Global Commodity Leaders, Commodity Site Leaders, Buyers, Product Line, Engineering, Manufacturing, Logistics and Quality
  • Initiate process improvement strategies and plans to improve delivery, quality, cost, risk mitigation
  • Work with Engineering to track and feed “should costing” data to the design, supply chain and services team to assist in design cost out, supplier concept studies, qualifications and make / buy analysis, visibility, team ownership, milestone development and progress tracking
  • Ensure that all projects get cut in, on time and translate to the financial ledger for the business


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree from accredited college or university
  • Minimum 5 years of sourcing including a minimum 5 years experience in global supply chain or product costing

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally, as required
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required for US postings and locations. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future for this job opening



Desired Characteristics:
  • Certified Green Belt or equivalent quality certification (GE employees only)
  • Deep expertise in the Wind industry and/or Automotive or related experience
  • Master’s Degree or Doctorate in Engineering, Business Administration or in a related discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 10 years of Supply Chain / Sourcing experience
  • Excellent technical skills with ability to resolve complex issues and communication solutions in a clear, concise manner cross functionally
  • International sourcing and/or Supply Chain experience
  • Proven results leading in a global matrix environment
  • Experience developing supply chain strategy, engineering product launch, or commercial launch of new products
  • Strategic thinker with ability to grasp complex details and translate into strategy – output driven mindset
  • Curiosity, passion for excellence, drive to deliver on-time
  • Demonstrated technical attitude & business acumen
  • Strong quantitative, structural and analytical skills, must be detail-oriented and data-driven
  • Demonstrated project management and leadership skills with ability to manage multiple tasks
  • High motivation and influencing skills
  • Cross functional and international team experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal / facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills, contract development and business law knowledge
  • Ability to read technical drawings and specifications
  • Proactive self starter and change agent
  • Strong Microsoft Office and Excel / database management skills
  • Familiarity with ORACLE Systems
  • Self-starter with ability to work with limited day-to-day direction
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and facilitation skills with ability to influence others internally and externally

PLEASE NOTE: Greenville, SC is the preferred location, however other U.S. locations may be considered.

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Locations: United States ; Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia; Greenville, Schenectady, Other

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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