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Commodity management specialist

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:11:40 PM
  • 2718056
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): India; Patna

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.

Role Summary:
The Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for growing the sourcing function in the region by building strong alignment with the Global Commodity team & the GE India Sourcing team
Responsibilities include:
Identifying, & growing suppliers to meet business plans
Working with cross-functional teams to drive execution of projects
Working with diverse global teams to ensure delivery of products
Resolving commercial situations
Building strong trust-based relationships with suppliers & team

Essential Responsibilities:
The Sourcing Lead / Specialist will demonstrates leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for a business segment or commodity. In this role you will use your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and effect short-term and long-term business goals.

- Will drive and be accountable for operational excellence of assigned programs/projects
- Own the RFQ to delivery process for all assigned suppliers/areas
- Conduct qualification & competitive analysis of vendor products / services
- Develop sourcing strategy/plan on quality, price, delivery, and service necessary to meet requirements
- Deliver on business outcomes as per business plans
- Manage budgets and contracts associated with programs and/or initiatives
- Drive proactive involvement in all functional activities related to sourcing to ensure that sourcing has upfront involvement in all new programs and delivers strong value to the business
- Understand and drive GE expectations including Six Sigma quality internally and with suppliers
- Develop, plan, and manage programs to meet GE purchasing commitments in Sourcing
- Collaborate with manager in setting realistic and challenging operational goals, and contribute to their accomplishment
- Periodically prepare and implement supporting work plans
- Provide support to Marketing and Sales functions in their proposal efforts

Bachelor’s degree (in Science/Engineering) from an accredited university or college
- At least 5 years of full-time work experience in development of Engine parts / Machined parts.
- Good machining / process / Value Engineering / planning knowledge
- Conversant with the supplier base in the region for one or more commodity group
- Experience/ability to work on sourcing activities across multiple commodities / product categories
- Strong written & verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated ability to negotiate pricing, contracts, etc
- Strong project/program management skills
- Ability to build trust-based relationships with suppliers & team

Desired Characteristics:
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse international/multi-location groups
- At least 5 years of experience in a Sourcing/Purchasing position in an industrial goods environment
- Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
- Very strong result oriented mind-set.
- MUST: Highest Level of Integrity.
- MUST: Willingness to travel greater than 50% of the time

Locations: India; Patna
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