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Lead Sourcing Specialist - LCC Commodity Management


GE Aviation (US)
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Business & Administration
Category: Buyer
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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.

Working for GE Aviation is exciting & challenging. Come see what you are missing!

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 Sourcing Specialist serves as the Sourcing Low Cost Country (LCC) focal leading strategic discussion around LCC material opportunities. Achieve the best contractual conditions while also ensuring internal customer satisfaction. Requires mastery of a body of theoretical knowledge. Requires strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts and policies to ensure compliance.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition, the Lead Sourcing Specialist will :

* The U.S. representative of the LCC team

* Partner with Sourcing leaders / teams to identify opportunities / programs to transfer to Low Cost Countries (LCC)
* This includes commercial sourcing management such as data analysis, negotiations support, etc.
* This may also include purchasing activities

* Define LCC supplier strategy including management and optimization of supplier panels

* Lead negotiations and allocate needs to specific LCC suppliers

* Lead strategic discussions with Program owners and other stakeholders

* Negotiate terms and conditions and transmit information to Procurement
* Manage claims

* Develop new solutions under guidance and / or in a team setting or based upon precedents in the organizations

* Balance both tactical execution with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects

* Work together with high level people from the business at SPB and EB level

* Specify needs, communicate about project approach and present outcomes of research done

* Provide technical / commercial assistance to Commodity Buyers to develop awareness of manufacturing processes and improve product knowledge

* Actively participate in supplier performance reviews

* Advise Functional managers regarding projects, processes and procedures within own field

* Contribute to project as a team member or leads small projects

Qualifications/Requirements:

* Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (Or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Sourcing)

* Minimum of 3 years of experience in a supply chain related field

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT :

* This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment

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

Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century.

At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE businesses, follow us on twitter: @geconnections

AVIHotJob

Locations: United States; Michigan; Grand Rapids

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.
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.

Working for GE Aviation is exciting & challenging. Come see what you are missing!

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 Sourcing Specialist serves as the Sourcing Low Cost Country (LCC) focal leading strategic discussion around LCC material opportunities. Achieve the best contractual conditions while also ensuring internal customer satisfaction. Requires mastery of a body of theoretical knowledge. Requires strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts and policies to ensure compliance.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition, the Lead Sourcing Specialist will :

* The U.S. representative of the LCC team

* Partner with Sourcing leaders / teams to identify opportunities / programs to transfer to Low Cost Countries (LCC)
* This includes commercial sourcing management such as data analysis, negotiations support, etc.
* This may also include purchasing activities

* Define LCC supplier strategy including management and optimization of supplier panels

* Lead negotiations and allocate needs to specific LCC suppliers

* Lead strategic discussions with Program owners and other stakeholders

* Negotiate terms and conditions and transmit information to Procurement
* Manage claims

* Develop new solutions under guidance and / or in a team setting or based upon precedents in the organizations

* Balance both tactical execution with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects

* Work together with high level people from the business at SPB and EB level

* Specify needs, communicate about project approach and present outcomes of research done

* Provide technical / commercial assistance to Commodity Buyers to develop awareness of manufacturing processes and improve product knowledge

* Actively participate in supplier performance reviews

* Advise Functional managers regarding projects, processes and procedures within own field

* Contribute to project as a team member or leads small projects

Qualifications/Requirements:

* Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (Or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Sourcing)

* Minimum of 3 years of experience in a supply chain related field

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT :

* This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment

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

Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century.

At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE businesses, follow us on twitter: @geconnections

AVIHotJob

Locations: United States; Michigan; Grand Rapids

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.
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