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Lead Sourcing Specialist

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 4:08:12 AM
  • 2781925
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Global Operations EUR & RCIS
Location(s): United Kingdom ; Chalfont St Giles, Cardiff


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Role Summary:
Country Deploy Leader with Spend <$100MM, PO Transactions <10,000 responsible for all commodities in that country with no direct reports

Essential Responsibilities:


  • Country Deploy Leader with Spend <$100MM, PO Transactions <10,000 responsible for all commodities in that country with no direct reports
  • Collaborate with the local source commodity teams by translating the business requirements (SOWs) as input to the commodity strategy.
  • Lead the execution of the local sourcing strategy; deliver a competitive advantage by driving the strategic supplier initiatives, selection, development, and consolidation to ensure optimal business performance.
  • Partner with key local business stakeholders to ensure sourced material and services meet the needs of the business.
  • Collaborate with local source commodity teams to ensure supplier quality and delivery performance needs are met and improvement strategies are implemented
  • Collaborate with local commodity leaders to execute negotiation on specifically assigned commodities.
  • Execute across the purchase base, with full accountability for meeting deflation (savings), usage, cash and preferred supplier targets.
  • Own the day-to-day execution of the transactional procurement process including approving a PO. Convert purchase requisitions into purchase orders and manage the purchase orders until closed.
  • Develop & Lead projects across the country or P&L as agreed with business stakeholders.
  • Ensure business specific regulatory requirements, global ops compliance, and quality, delivery and cost expectations are met.
  • Manage the operational relationship with suppliers.
  • Work Cross-functionally with Global Ops and business teams to effectively implement business solutions.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

      Minimum qualifications:


    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent knowledge and experience
    • Significant experience in Sourcing, Operations, Supply Chain and/or Commercial background


      Desired qualifications:


    • Bachelor’s degree in Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or Engineering or equivalent knowledge and experience
    • Strong analytical Skills
    • Lean Six Sigma certified
    • GE Leadership Program Graduate
    • Demonstrated team player with a strong initiative to win
    • Aggressive self-starter
    • Demonstrated professional oral/written communication and negotiation skills
    • Strong project management skills
    • Working knowledge of ERP/ SSP systems
    • Experience with RFQ implementation and execution
    • History with supplier base consolidation


    Desired Characteristics:

    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Ability to influence others and lead small teams
    • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact
    • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
    • Effective problem identification and solution skills
    • Proven analytical and organizational ability.


    Locations: United Kingdom ; Chalfont St Giles, Cardiff

    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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