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Senior Sourcing Manager - Electrical Products Commodity H/F

  • GE Energy Connections
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/1/2017 1:44:27 PM
  • 2833356
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Energy Connections Headquarters
Location(s): United States, France, United Kingdom, Hungary, Poland; Georgia; Atlanta


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 Energy Connections designs and deploys industry-leading technologies that turn the world on. We transport, convert, automate and optimize energy to ensure we provide safe, efficient and reliable electrical power. Uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s first digital industrial company, we connect brilliant machines, grids, and systems to power utility, oil & gas, marine, mining and renewables customers, that keep our world running.
www.GEEnergyConnections.com



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:
Develop, lead and execute sourcing strategies for electrical mechanical and electrical commodities such as circuit breakers, connectors, terminals, sockets, receptacles, fuses, switches, relays and wire and cables. You will work effectively in a matrixed organization with Energy Connections P&Ls, regional Poles, COEs and Sites sourcing people to optimize resources and maximize leverage globally. This position functions as an industry sourcing expert for the Electronic / EMD commodities.

Essential Responsibilities:
As the Senior Sourcing Manager - Electrical Products Commodity, you will:

  • Define supplier strategy including management and optimization of supplier panels
  • Lead negotiations and allocate needs to specific suppliers
  • Negotiate terms and conditions and transmit information to Procurement
  • Manage claims
  • Perform commercial sourcing management such as data analysis, negotiations support, etc. Which may also include purchasing activities
  • Be considered a senior and seasoned practitioner
  • Develop strategies and drives negotiations to meet the quality, fulfillment and productivity requirements of the business
  • Have authority in the network of experts and in project teams
  • Balance both tactical execution with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects
  • Present product / program strategies, Sourcing roadmaps, risks and recommendations to senior leaders (EB and SEB) across GE
  • Input and influence decisions within own discipline and area
  • Communicate recommendations and solutions across direct organization and with cross-functional partner organizations.
  • Be involved in complex decision making sometimes with external parties
  • Regularly advise management in the function and/or in the business
  • Have a supportive role in decision making about important subjects
  • Act frequently as a project leader in projects involving the business and other functions


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business, Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or equivalent knowledge/experience
  • Significant Sourcing experience, including Demonstrated experience in a global environment

Please Note:

  • Atlanta, GA is the preferred location, however other EC locations may be considered.
  • If being hired to United States location- 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.
  • Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working
  • Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/61212/hmg-personnel-security-controls.pdf


Desired Characteristics:
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or equivalent knowledge/experience
  • Strong negotiation experience with knowledge and experience negotiating contract term, identifying opportunities, selecting suppliers, and sourcing strategy
  • Ability to effectively work across poles, cultures and time zones to provide strong support to global stakeholders
  • Proven change agent with excellent facilitative leadership, problem solving skills, and ability to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated team player with a strong initiative to win
  • Strong project / program management experience with a winning track record
  • Six Sigma and/or Critical Path Method (CPM) certification or equivalent Quality certification
  • Prior sourcing experience in negotiating, and implementing contracts
  • Strong quantitative and data analysis skills
  • Process leadership experience such as CAP, Work-Out, process improvement, or quality
  • American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS) certification
  • Oracle Purchasing system experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

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Locations: United States, France, United Kingdom, Hungary, Poland; Georgia; Atlanta

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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