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Senior Project Sourcing Leader - EMEA (m/f)

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 12:01:32 PM
  • 2818319
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): Germany ; Salzbergen

About Us:
Renewable Energy offers its customers solutions for energy production from renewable resources such as wind, solar and biogas. With more than 18,000 installed wind turbines globally, GE Energy provides more than 25,000 megawatt installed capacity of clean and efficient energy. A comprehensive service program supports clients from project development to operation and maintenance, to solutions for network integration and the commercial exploitation of wind energy. In Germany, GE Wind Energy is represented by almost 2,000 wind turbines. The wind turbines are manufactured in Salzbergen, Lower Saxony - GE's European headquarters for renewable energy, where also the European Customer Service and Training Center is located.

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Role Summary:
The Senior Project Sourcing Leader – EMEA f/m will be accountable for functional, business and broad company objectives. In this role, you will manage and develop a supply base that meets business needs across the organization. These needs include all Onshore Wind project related sourcing activities (Civil and Electrical Balance of Plant, Outbound Transport, Cranes, Construction & Commissioning contractors and site facilities). The overall strategic buy is > $120MM.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead the commodity procurement and support related programs to achieve variable cost productivity, deflation targets, cash flow, and controllership goals (e-Auctions, second source development, tooling initiatives)
  • Lead the supplier selection, validation, development, and overall supplier management, including managing the entire contract life cycle from Request for Proposal to supplier exit
  • Support the development of a qualification process for your commodities and ensure any quality issues have the appropriate focus
  • Develop and execute master agreements with 3rd party providers/suppliers to support the Wind business sourcing strategy minimize risk / liability to the business and lock in rates
  • Leverage synergies with Service sourcing to minimize risks and costs
  • Develop process to look upstream for pending requirements and drive Engineering / Product Line /Operations Manufacturing / Sales in order to ensure sourcing given adequate cycle to procure / negotiate
  • Develop technical and market expertise in the commodity areas


    • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university (technical preferred)
    • Significant experience in Project sourcing (Civil and Electrical BOP, Outbound Logistic, Construction & Commissioning contractors, site facilities) including negotiating, identifying opportunities, selecting suppliers, and implementing contracts.
    • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally, as required up to 25% in EMEA
    • Fluency in English written and spoken

      Desired Characteristics:

      • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
      • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
      • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects
      • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs

        Locations: Germany ; Salzbergen

        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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