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Senior Sourcing Leader

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 8:05:10 PM
  • 2731377
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Global Operations Asia
Location(s): China ; ShangHai; Shanghai

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:
Global Tier 1 Business deploy leader (small biz <$2B in spend) responsible for setting global strategy;
Regional Deploy leader responsible for all commodities and spend in the region with direct reports;
Large Sub-Region Deploy leader responsible for all commodities in the sub region (>$1B in spend) with direct reports.

Essential Responsibilities:
Develops the global tier 1 deploy strategy for a small business (<$2B) or develops the regional deploy strategy across all commodities in the region with direct reports or is responsible for a large portion of a region (>$1B in spend) with direct reports
• Lead a team direct and indirectly (through influence) of [business or region] deploy sourcing professionals to ensure the global goals of the business are met.
• Collaborates with Global Commodity Leaders to develop negotiation strategies and drive negotiations to achieve stated goals and objectives.
• Partners with the [HQ or Regional] business leaders to ensure fulfillment, quality, and regulatory requirements are achieved.
• Develops the strategy to execute cost reduction projects based on strategic imperatives of the business. Partners with business stakeholders and commodity colleagues to influence contract negotiations, drive process changes, and implement sustainable cost controls.
• Create and/or enforce business policies to meet business targets and customer needs, including improving procurement processes and optimizing Sourcing resources to enhance the customer experience with Sourcing.
• Collaborate with Finance leadership to validate the impact of projects and contract negotiations to the general ledger.
• Manage [business or region] Operating Plan.
• Determine through collaboration with business leaders and commodity leaders what the indirect sourcing projects of focus should be across [the business or region] to drive deflation, usage, cash, and PSL (preffered supplier lists).
• Determine the appropriate savings projects and drive throughout the organization.
• Lead VCP (variable cost productivity) for indirect material and services across all commodities as well as monitors and drives cost-out initiatives aligning to commodity strategy
• Proactively monitors risks, own escalations, mitigation and initiatives necessary for corrective actions
• Leads the evaluation process for business related commodity and suppliers for business or region
• Monitor supplier performance and communicate issues back to commodity team for resolution.
• Engage with the broader Sourcing organization for the [business or region] and participate in [business or region] wide strategic sourcing initiatives
• Prepare, present, and influence senior leaders on current and future sourcing imperatives

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
• Minimum of 8 years' experience in Sourcing, Operations, Supply Chain and/or Commercial
• Willingness and ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Desired Characteristics:
• 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
• Proven ability to to lead in a matrixed organization

Locations: China ; ShangHai; Shanghai

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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