Business Segment: Power Water & Process Technologies
Location(s): United States ; Wisconsin; Waukesha
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Role Summary: The Global Commodity Leader (CSL) will demonstrate leadership in communicating and executing business goals, programs, processes and Global strategies. The Global Commodity Leader will lead and drive 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, you will:
Be responsible for the development and execution of Distributed Power commodity strategies for “C parts” commodities with an annual volume of ~$24 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 global suppliers in order to meet cost out targets via supplier negotiations, alternate supplier development and/or shifting to Best Cost Country/Region suppliers
In conjunction with Supplier Quality and Fulfillment team, develop alternate sources and/or risk mitigation plans for single & sole source suppliers to assure on-time fulfillment for assigned commodities
Support NPI (New Product Introductions) for assigned commodities and leverage 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 strategic relationships
Collaborate and with other Global commodity leaders develop suppliers across sub-commodities, leverage 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 sourcing / supply chain experience
Ability and willingness to travel up to 25%, as required
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong quantitative and data analysis skills
Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills. This person can create and share a vision, energize others, challenge status quo & drive 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 managing Best Cost Country sourcing projects
Basic understanding of process cost estimating techniques such as Should Cost DFMA or aPriori.
Strong customer service mindset with ability to enhance internal customer relationships
Six Sigma trained; Black Belt or Green Belt certified (Internal GE only)
GE OMLP ( Operations Management Leadership Program) / CAS ( Corporate Audit Staff) graduate ( GE employees only)
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