General Electric Regional Sourcing Leader in Albany, New York
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The Regional Sourcing Leader will manage a team of Commodity Leaders, Commodity Buyers, Tendering Sourcing, Sourcing initiative Specialists, Supplier Quality Engineers in a given region. Coordinate elaboration of sourcing strategies by Commodity Leaders in relationship with other Regions. Drive Sourcing execution for Inquiry To Order (ITO) & Order to Receipt (OTR); ensure application of global sourcing guidelines to optimize commodities globally.
As the Regional Sourcing Leader, you will:
Ensure appropriate integration of regional constraints and needs in the Sourcing and Purchasing activities in the Region; act as main interface for sourcing with Region
Manage suppliers in a given geographical region (qualification, development, panel, relationships
Manage the local sourcing team for ITO / OTR phases
Be the sourcing representative for the regional business
Collect forecast, understand sales and regional business strategy, involve proactively sourcing in ITO & OTR, promote global sourcing strategy
Be responsible for methodological guidance for strategy definition, regional constrains integration, suppliers' panel definition
Review of strategies defined by Commodity Leaders
Support in case of specific issues (claims, negotiations)
Consolidate the needs and sourcing strategy across commodities
Monitor Sourcing performance of his team through appropriate KPIs and drive improvement action plan accordingly
Support product optimization actions in connection with Engineering center of excellence and Product Management
Supervise management of suppliers in their respective regions
Bachelor's Degree with Purchasing or Economics (technical background)
Minimum of 10 years of operational purchasing experience, multicommodities
Heavy industrial, construction industry experience
Demonstrated experience in driving cost out initiatives
Management, Leadership and change management competencies
Global business acumen
Ability to define and lead commodity sourcing strategies
Master's Degree with Purchasing or Economics profession (technical background)
Agility in Supplier Selection & Relationship management / Partnership building
Able to understand products and use technical knowledge & skills
Action oriented / creativity / motivating others / managing and measuring work / drive for results / planning
Ability to make decision / sense of urgency
Cross-cultural management, Presentation skills
Ability to Work in a team; Communication skills
Office Software (Word, Excel, Power point, Outlook, Visio)
Ability to work in English, in a global environment and matrix organization
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Locations: United States; Colorado, New York; Schenectady, Denver
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf . 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.
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.