Location(s): United States; Wisconsin; Waukesha, Jenbacher
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Role Summary: The Global Commodity Leader (GCL) will demonstrate leadership in communicating and executing business goals, programs, processes and Global strategies. GCL leads and drives strategies that will enable Distributed Power to meet business and sourcing short and long-term goals including but not limited to: deflation, GE2GE, BCC (Best Cost Country), SSS (Single Sole Source) elimination, PCO (Product Cost Out).
Essential Responsibilities: As the Global Commodity Leader– Forgings and Bearings, you will:
Develop and execute the Distributed Power commodity strategies for your commodities with an annual volume of ~$30 MM USD
Drive sourcing initiatives including GE2GE, best cost country (BCC), productivity, rationalization of supply base, sole source reduction, cycle reduction, on-time delivery and quality improvements, Six Sigma / lean, and cash flow improvement
Develop strategic relationships with your global suppliers in order to meet cost out targets via supplier negotiations, alternate supplier development and/or shifting to BCC/Region suppliers
In conjunction with Supplier Quality and Fulfilment team, develop alternate sources and/or risk mitigation plans for your single & sole source suppliers to assure on-time fulfillment for assigned commodities
Support NPI (New Product Introductions) and utilize new programs to have a positive impact on sourcing metrics across spend
Partner with engineering to introduce and increase product cost out pipeline through product redesign, new technology introduction and second source projects
Develop and manage complex global supplier contracts and relationships
Collaborate and with other Global commodity leaders to develop suppliers across sub-commodities, improving global spend and strategic relationships
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
Minimum of 5 years of sourcing / supply chain / commodity leader or related work experience
Ability and willingness to travel 25% of the time, as required
PLEASE NOTE: According to Austrian Law job postings need to include the minimum salary for a position. For this position the minimum salary based on the collective agreement is EURO 3099.59 gross monthly. Please note that this is the very minimum salary and will most likely be higher. The effective salary is based on the candidate's qualifications and experience and will be negotiated accordingly.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong quantitative and data analysis skills
Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills, can craft and share a vision, energize others, challenge status quo & inspire change
Ability to work in a cross-functional matrix organization in geographically diverse business
Strong financial and business analytical skills
Strong negotiation and contract management skills
Oracle or similar MRP system experience
Experience developing and implementing strategic plans
Previous experience leading BCC sourcing projects
Basic understanding of process cost estimating techniques such as Should Cost DFMA or aPriori
Strong customer service mindset with ability to improve internal customer relationships
Six Sigma trained; Black Belt or Green Belt certified or equivalent quality certification
Operations Management Leadership Program / CAS graduate ( GE employees only)
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Locations: United States; Wisconsin; Waukesha, Jenbacher
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