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Sourcing and Office Operations Manager

  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/10/2016 8:48:50 PM
  • 2526253
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment:
Location(s): Japan ; Minato-ku

About Us:
At GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy we are committed to Quality and excellence in every business initiative. GE-Hitachi has achieved an enviable International reputation for excellence in the supply of nuclear services in both domestic and international markets. Our success is the result of our commitment to quality initiatives and technical expertise.

Role Summary:
The Sourcing and Office Operations Manager has responsibility and authority for management and delivery for sourcing and office operations work and demonstrates accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives. Integrates and develops processes that meet business needs across the organization. Involved in long-term planning.

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Sourcing functions
- Establish sourcing processes including Oracle ERP program and controllership with cross functional teams. This is including contract for US labor in compliance with Japanese law.
- Maintain good record of purchasing documents and make it auditable by tax authority.
- Provide overall supplier management while ensuring tactical execution.
- Provide support for on time payment.
- Establish and maintain working relationships with suppliers and internal customers
- Develop and implement a strategic sourcing plan to drive both short-term and long-term success in order to achieve fulfillment, profitability and support Nuclear Services outage projects.
- Engage engineering and project teams to understand and anticipate project demands.
- Identify, implement, and execute sourcing initiatives to ensure competitiveness and maximizing business benefits.
- Drive productivity and fulfillment improvements within the sourcing team.
- Work effectively with the sourcing teams to establish and maintain key sourcing metrics.
- Where possible communicate with other GE sourcing teams to leverage the GE buy and share synergies.
- Ensure timely and quality of fulfillment, including PO's if necessary.

2. Logistics, Export/Import functions
- Process import customs clearance to support Nuclear Services project work with timely manner and correct HS code. Also work with Global Operation Customs. Obtain import license when necessary.
- Process export customs clearance to support Nuclear Services project work in compliance with export control requirements. Obtain export license when necessary.
- Maintain good record of import/export documents and make it auditable by customs.
- Work closely with US home office shipping team and corporate customs compliance team for appropriate import/export processes.

3. Office Operation
- Interface with corporate/home office legal/compliance team to support activities.
- Maintain legal requirements for Japan branch office operation
- Custodian of office facilities

- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
- 8+ years experience (including management) in Sourcing
- Experience/knowledge/Management of nuclear import/export control

Desired Characteristics:
- Good understanding of Sourcing processes.
- Good understanding and knowledge of Finance processes.
- Good understanding and knowledge of Export Control.
- Strong oral and written English communication skills.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Able to build and maintain strong supplier and internal customer relationships.
- Demonstrated strategic thinking ability with strong business acumen.
- Ability to create/drive change.
- Self starter with excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to provide quick responses to changes in customer needs.
- Maintains high level of ethics, quality, safety and environmental standards in all aspects of the business.

Locations: Japan ; Minato-ku

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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