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Role Summary: This position will function as the business and industry sourcing expert for the Surface Product Company.
This position is tasked with developing and implementing comprehensive commodity strategies, achieving cost out targets, managing supply risk, managing relationships with strategic suppliers, and transforming the supply base for Surface.
Essential Responsibilities: In the role of Global Commodity Leader, you will:
Drive spend analysis across Surface and identify strategic opportunities for additional synergy and leverage
Be a focal point for the business and lead the development and execution of long term, global commodity strategies to secure the lowest competitive cost position, and ensure business needs are fulfilled
Drive the integration of strategies into the design and/or manufacturing objectives as well as supporting Oil & Gas market strategies
Develop and Manage complex and global supplier / buyer contractual and strategic relationships
Drive capacity planning to ensure future business needs are anticipated and supported
Develop strategies and drive negotiations to achieve stated goals and objectives, partners cross-functionally in accordance with the strategy, drive supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management
Drive Sourcing initiatives including Buy GE, best cost country (BCC), direct material productivity (DMP), should costing, supply base optimization, sole source reduction, cycle reduction, on time delivery and quality improvements, Six Sigma / Lean, cash flow improvement, and margin accretion
Be an integral leadership member of the Sourcing organization
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college
Minimum 5 years of Manufacturing, and/or Sourcing Experience
Business process / Sourcing process / Program ownership experience
Proven negotiations, leadership and facilitation skills
Strong financial planning, analytical and critical-thinking skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
Demonstrated change agent
Customer-focused and results-oriented
Ability to communicate & collaborate effectively at all levels of the organization
Strong project management and process improvement skills
Ability to work, motivate and influence in a cross-functional, multi-site, global team environment
Black Belt (BB) / Master Black Belt (MBB) certified (GE Employees only)
Program graduate (GE Employees only)
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