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Role Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and managing a Travel & Fleet spend of $1.5b. This is a dynamic category requiring exceptional skills and experience in Travel & Fleet.
Role can be located in the following approved locations: Cincinnati, Monterrey, Budapest, Pudong, Atlanta, Waukesha, Houston, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, Chennai, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Moscow, London, Uppsala, Dubai, Cairo, Johannesburg, Istanbul, Lagos, Munich, Garching, Mississagua, City Lights
Ensuring value for money is delivered whilst demonstrating full compliance in all 3rd party contracts through analysis, planning, negotiation
Supplier relationship management – create governance, monitor and report performance, improve contracts where appropriate
Lead market trend analysis, external benchmarking, spend analysis, supplier rationalization and development, supplier risk, performance and compliance monitoring, and ongoing supplier management and governance
Lead the supplier selection, qualification, development, and overall supplier management, including drafting, managing and terminating contracts
Execute regional cost reduction projects through contract negotiation, process changes, and implementation of sustainable cost controls, including collaboration with Finance to validate the impact of projects and contract negotiations to the general ledger
Leverage technical/market expertise from global T2 and regional T1 commodity leaders Create and enforce policies to drive/enable the commodity strategy, drive process improvement/simplification, and optimize Sourcing resources that deliver improved operational efficiency and/or enhance the value to the businesses
Partner with Deploy organization to ensure appropriate support, fulfillment and quality requirements meet business expectations
Identify and assess supplier capabilities; measure and manage supplier performance
Collaborate and influence stakeholders and peers to develop and Commodity strategy
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
5+ years solid sourcing experience in Travel & Fleet within a global role
Willingness and ability to travel up to 25% of the time
Bachelor’s degree in Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or Engineering
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Strong quantitative and data analysis skills
Proven ability to manage complex projects and improve processes
Change agent with ability to influence at all levels of the organization
Process leadership experience such as CAP, Work-Out, process improvement, or quality is preferred (Internal GE employees only)
CPM or APICS certification
Six Sigma trained & certified
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to to lead in a matrixed organization
Comfortable structuring a new role, with high level of initiative and a clear focus on delivering results
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