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Commercial Operations Manager – Automotive

  • Current & GE Lighting
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/27/2017 12:14:30 PM
  • 2975579
  • Job Function: Sales
  • Business Segment: Current & Lighting GE Lighting
Location(s): Hungary; Budapest

About Us:
GE Lighting was born from Thomas Edison’s invention of the world’s first affordable incandescent lamp, and in the 125 years since, has invented nearly every major lighting technology, including the world’s first visible LED. Today, the business is bringing the future to light through a new generation of lighting that is as different from Edison’s first light bulbs as smartphones are from the first telephones. As part of our robust lighting portfolio, we have teams innovating ultra-efficient, high-quality and affordable LEDs for every socket and every room in the home. Plus, we’re unleashing the ultimate living experience through a mission-based connected team and a suite of connected lighting products that enable homeowners to do more, be better and connect simply.

Role Summary:
The Commercial Operations Manager is a key interface between the Asia based Automotive team (GE stakeholders & megadistributors) and the Budapest based GE Lighting departments to provide extensive support to the Asian team in all commercial operation related activites.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring improved levels of sales support to the Asia megadistributors and to other local GE Lighting key contacts so that we can be faster, more customer focused and run our business with less bureaucracy.
  • Guarantee the proper communication processes between support functions and Asia teams. Cooperate with other departments on a daily basis (Product Management, Marketing, Pricing, Finance, Manufacturing, Quality, Technology, Logistics, Sourcing, Legal, HR, Risk/Cash Collection) to manage the given commercial operations activities.
  • Work close to the Asia Automotive team in order to get:
    market intelligence (automotive industry trends, potential customers and other suppliers movements)
    new product information
    benchmarking information
    sales reports from megadistributors
    involved in quality related issues

  • Coordinate annual contract preparation activities and submit them for approval to Autmotive management.
  • Ensure that the Asia Automotive teams are fully trained on new and existing products.
  • Monitor and safeguard full compliance and integrity of Asia Auto team in addition to provide overall support to the Asian stakeholders in all team related tasks.
  • Driving past due performance & acting to unblock high profile CL issues
  • Processes & Initiatives eg. IREP, Disputes
  • Stock allocations, working with Supply Chain and Product Management


  • University or College degree
  • Proven years of experience in any/more of the following fields: Commercial, Product or Project management
  • Fluent written and oral English and Hungarian language proficiency, Mandarin Chinese language knowledge or any other East Asian language knowledge is an advantage
  • Previous Automotive industry experience in an advantage
  • Excellent communications and networking skills
  • Team player attitude in a complex matrix organization, ability to work crossfunctionally, cross-culturally
  • Demonstrated ability to set strategic plans and execute them, strong in execution and coordination
  • Demonstrated ability to manage team, resources, budget efficiently
  • Strong presence and ability to interact with senior leadership, strong influencing skills
  • Experience in presentation skills and team facilitation
  • System thinking and self-starter, ability to work independently
  • Proactive, focused and a strong performer
  • Self-motivated and committed to excellence at all times

Locations: Hungary; Budapest

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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