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Lead Sourcing Specialist - Buying / Procurement
General Electric

Madison
WI
Job #682340167
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 Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at ~~~ . 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 Sourcing Specialist - Buying / Procurement owns all facets of the buying process for a given set of goods, drives continuous improvement of supplier performance, collaborates internally to achieve desired business outcomes, and owns all aspects of part management as it relates to sourcing. This role requires developed and strong foundation of function skills, and knowledge of relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts.
Essential Responsibilities:
Successful Lead Sourcing Specialists thrive in a fast-paced environment
and constantly drive excellence across their own responsibilities, as
well as that of team members and other business partners and suppliers.
In this role, you will frequently leverage strategic internal relationships to
effectively interface with engineering, operations, and other GE Teams. The Lead Sourcing Specialist - Buying / Procurement is methodical, thinks critically, stays focused under
pressure, makes smart decisions with limited information, and communicates
concisely and effectively.
As the Lead Sourcing Specialist - Buying / Procurement, you will:
Manage relationships with suppliers to ensure on-time deliverables and proper communication
Host supplier performance reviews, and drive continuous improvement through scorecard evaluations
Create competitive RFQ / bidding scenarios amongst suppliers to achieve best outcome
Evaluate and manage supplier selection
Activate parts and implement procurement controls to ensure orders are generated with the correct information
Identify opportunities to strengthen supply chain and drive cost out by on-boarding new suppliers, driving qualifications, and finding win / win scenarios
Collaborate with Engineering, Sourcing Quality, and Suppliers to manage part obsolescence, qualifications and/or other related product changes
Collaborate with Suppliers to create a path to successfully execute business priorities gathered from Customer Fulfillment, Commercial Sales, Planning, and Engineering Balance both tactical execution with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction and on-time fulfillment
Understand, own and drive execution to business targets of all Fulfillment KPIs
Serve as the subject matter expert and sourcing point of escalation for all parts and suppliers
Interface with commodity managers, buyers and sourcing managers to ensure implementation and execution of strategic sourcing initiatives
Qualifications/Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college (OR High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Sourcing)
Minimum of 3 years of experience in buying / procurement, BSIE / BSME / BSEE and/or relevant experience
Desired Characteristics:
Proven analytical and operational skills
Ability to switch between strategic and detail oriented thinking
Diligent problem solving and issue resolution skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Excellent presentation and communication skills
Flexibility to adapt to fast-paced and rapidly changing environments
PLEASE NOTE:
The preferred location is Pensacola, Florida; however, other US locations (flex work location) may be considered.
Locations:
United States; Florida, New York, South Carolina; Pensacola, Greenville, Schenectady
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.
Updated 06/12/2018

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