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Naval Commodity Manager

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 5:56:30 AM
  • 2791679
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Downstream Technology Solutions
Location(s): United Kingdom ; Rugby

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Role Summary:
Primarily responsible for sourcing activities with the objective to ensure a competitive and flexible supply chain is available for the Industrial Steam Turbine Naval business. Shape the supply chain for defined components in order to support business growth and secure a high level of QCD on existing projects. The role will require a high degree of flexible working in a dynamic and evolving environment. A key element will be effective communication and team working.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities The main responsibility but not limited to, will be to implement and manage a supply chain for the Naval Industrial Steam Turbine business
  • Identify and build a supply chain capability for defined components inside the Naval Industrial Steam Turbines business to support the business requirements Take the overall responsibility of the defined commodities in terms of:
    • Supplier identification and qualification to support the business
    • Managing the suppliers to guarantee on time delivery, at desired cost and quality
    • Manage the supplier performance QCD (Quality, Cost and Delivery)
    • Identify supply risks and mitigate it
    • Price negotiation as well as slot reservation in order to make sure supplier capacity to support the business

  • Implement & Manage GTC (General Terms and Conditions) with suppliers
  • Co-ordinate supplier and product qualification together with Quality, Engineering and R&D
  • Support the development of new parts according to PDQ process requirements
  • Support tendering process (price, slots, scope, etc.) for specific projects
  • Interface with R&D and Engineering in order to introduce smoothly design changes in the supply chain
  • Drive Design for Manufacturing together with R&D and Engineering
  • Deliver a competitive supply chain for materials, services and parts to support the Small Steam Turbine business


  • Take any other duty and responsibility as may be required by the Line Manager
  • Support Procurement activities base on the needs (PO placement, Order management, etc,)
  • Promote the interests and image of the company at all times
  • Behave according to GE’s Code of Ethics and Values

Educational Requirements


  • Bachelor degree in Commercial and/ or Engineering, or equivalent qualification


  • Sourcing / Procurement formal training



  • Sourcing or Procurement experience


  • Experience with defence material or power industry related products

    Desired Characteristics:
    • Order fulfillment tasks, Contract negotiation
    • Knowledge of Procurement activities / Project management / Product engineering advantageous, ability to work in multi-cultural environments
    • Ability to work under pressure and flexible. Must be able to work effectively with colleagues in other countries in Europe and US.

  • Behaviours
    • Self-starter with drive, able to work under pressure and in an environment of a start-up business.
    • Motivation, Teamwork is essential, trust, credibility and capability to communicate effectively at all levels internally and externally is essential.

    Language requirements
    • Able to communicate well (speak and write) in English is essential.

    The candidate will be a British Citizen and ideally NSV Security Cleared

    Locations: United Kingdom ; Rugby

    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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