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Lead Forecasting Specialist

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 5:19:52 PM
  • 2829685
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: Power Power Services
Location(s): United States ; Georgia; Atlanta


About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.


GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.


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.

Role Summary:
The Lead Forecasting Specialist demonstrates accountability for accurate and timely outage forecasting reporting for the sub-region. In addition, the Lead Forecasting Specialist is a key member of the region operational team who partners with Commercial, Finance, Supply Chain and other functions as needed to facilitate critical resource and demand planning during all planning cycles and management reporting.

Essential Responsibilities:
As the Lead Forecasting Specialist, you will:

• Facilitate and develop the combined capital parts forecast from product line teams, ensuring the parts forecast plan supports the sales, outage forecast, and inventory plan
• Develop an operational year plan for the own department activities
• Suggest improvements in products, processes and procedures
• Contribute to plan of larger unit
• Work together with high level people from the business and SPB and EB level
• Specify needs, communicates about project approach and presents outcomes of research done
• Work with diverse clients in a region
• Work on the basis of predefined contracts and frameworks. Some latitude to deviate from those conditions


Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or Business from an accredited college or university
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in power generation sales, marketing, forecasting, operations, or contractual services


Desired Characteristics:
• Knowledge of Power Services core product portfolio, business segments and systems (GE employees only)
• Strong written and verbal communication, presentation and facilitation skills for a broad and diverse audience at all organizational levels
• Forecasting and analytics experience
• Contractual, commercial, and technical exposure
• Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams in a matrix environment
• Experience in creating and implementing process improvements
• Strong computer skills in Excel, Access, PowerPoint, web applications, and modeling or analytical software tools such as Tableau
• Experience with databases and database management is highly beneficial
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
• Established project management and organizational abilities
• Adaptable / flexible; open to change in response to new information and ambiguous situations

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Locations: United States ; Georgia; Atlanta

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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