Job Description

Role Summary:
The Global Commodity Leader- Engineered Systems will be responsible to identify / drive proactive strategies for Engineering System team with a clear focus on sourcing metrics that runs from cost savings, payment term improvements, supplier relationship management, dual source development, low cost country spend migration, cross functional project management and service productivity

Essential Responsibilities:
The Global commodity Leader will use experience / expertise to solve problems, develop / execute objectives, and effect short-term and long-term business goals.
In addition you will:
Develop and execute long term, global strategies for the critical ES commodities with annual spend of $50M spread across a global supply base
Create short and long term commodity strategies, follow the seven steps strategic sourcing process, lead / influence cross functional team members
Manage the standard tollgate processes on the commodity such as forecasting, standard setting, growth playbook creation, Session 2 & Internal Operation Plan
Lead supplier strategy for all 3rd party packaging projects and provide strategic as well as tactical level sourcing support
Work closely with commercial / product management team to stay abreast with changing M&S demand and insure packaging capacity is available
Establish processes and expectations with both internal and external customers on ownership and management of this spend
Help Service team in identifying opportunities to create productivity projects and lead the sourcing portion on it to ensure completion
Drive Service Value Cost Productivity annually and maintain the rhythm for future years
Be responsible for execution expected in identifying the supplier with right cost, quality & delivery performance for these service value add projects
Lead on-going 2nd source projects taking ownership of critical qualification timelines
Run weekly project calls with cross functional team, closely managing team’s progress to committed timeline
Continually assess project risks and provide timely updates to GE Leadership, proactively communicating any risks / changes to schedule
Identify, plan & execute new dual source initiatives on sub commodities in this spend
Drive cross functional effort, be persuasive, and ensure timely completion of the projects to avoid business risks
Drive strategic relationships with the suppliers and utilize fact based negotiation tactics to secure spend under contract to achieve the stated business goals
Lead your commodity’s financials reporting to measure deflation, inflation, special payments and track the progress towards the annual team goal to ensure required contribution is met or exceeded
Lead / aid the reporting of team’s numbers with the Sourcing Initiatives team and ensure weekly closures on finances
Act as the focal point with the New Product Introduction, Engineering, Product Management, Materials and Quality Team and work towards achieving common business goals
Identify and establish strong constructive relationship with key power brokers such as engineering to be able to execute the sourcing projects successfully
Set up and lead weekly project review meetings with the cross functional
Be systematic and utilize existing project management tools or improve them as needed in order to track and execute various sourcing projects
Set up tools to drive smoother processes for the commodity
Set up and conduct weekly, monthly rhythms with cross functional teams & suppliers
Develop various processes, queries to gain efficiencies in day to day operations
Manage commodity’s budget on expenses and investments and monitor and drive 100% execution on identified projects
Interface with the business on issues of forecasting, planning, strategy alignment
Lead the spend migration to Low Cost countries and drive pole teams to achieve faster project execution.
Review validation plan with the technical

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 4 years of experience in Sourcing).
  • Minimum of 3 additional years of experience in Commodity Management or Global Supply Chain.

    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
  • Clear thinker with ability to lead team level projects with high sensitivity towards maintaining timeline
  • Strong Sourcing, Supply Chain, Product Management, Engineering background
  • Strong negotiations and supplier interaction skills; inclusive leadership and driver who take ownership on driving cross functional projects
  • Demonstrated background of building collaborative relationships
  • Proven people management skills with clear vision and can-do attitude
  • Excellent project / initiative management skills
  • Strong data analytics and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with positive persuasive attitude
  • Fact Based Negotiation Experience
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and expertise required in excel PowerPoint and access
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams such as engineering, NPI sourcing, quality, services, materials etc. to achieve timely project execution.
  • Ability to work with Global Supply Base.
  • Six Sigma training or equivalent Quality certification
  • Strong project planning, project execution skills
  • High Customer Centricity, responsive and a go-getter

    About Us:
    At GE Transportation, we are in the business of
    realizing potential. We are a global technology leader and supplier of equipment, services and solutions to the rail,
    mining, marine, stationary power and drilling industries. Our innovations help customers deliver goods and services
    with greater speed and savings using our advanced manufacturing techniques and connected machines. Our digital
    solutions , which provide data-driven insights to improve efficiency, utilize Predix - GE’s cloud-based operating
    system for the Industrial Internet. Established more than a century ago, GE Transportation is a division of the General
    Electric Company that began as a pioneer in passenger and freight locomotives. That innovative spirit still drives GE
    Transportation today and is strengthened by our ability to serve customers more holistically through the GE Store - a
    global exchange of knowledge, technology and tools across all GE businesses that ultimately provides better
    outcomes for customers. GE Transportation is headquartered in Chicago, IL, and employs approximately 10,000
    employees worldwide.
    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.

    Locations: United States; Pennsylvania; Erie

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

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