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Turboprop Sourcing section leader

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 9/11/2017 9:51:26 AM
  • 2980820
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): Czech Republic; Praha

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.

Role Summary:
The Sourcing Manager demonstrates accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives. In this role you will integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the GE Aviation Turboprops organization, manage complex issues within functional area of expertise, be involved in long-term planning, and contribute to the overall business strategy.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop, plan, and manage programs to meet GE purchasing commitments in Sourcing
  • Manage the complete purchasing and contract administration functions as required to meet program commitments
  • Develop sourcing strategy targets on quality, price, delivery, and service necessary to meet requirements
  • Implement and maintain a quality improvement process targeting reduction in product variation and product losses using key management tools
  • Collaborate with managers in setting realistic and challenging operational goals, and contribute to their accomplishment
  • Periodically prepare and implement supporting work plans
  • Liaise with Buyer/Contract Administrators in fulfilling purchasing commitments and support the appropriate program plans
  • Provide for the evaluation of vendor quotations utilizing appropriate negotiation and purchasing analysis techniques and implementation of proper contracts with emphasis on quality, price, delivery, and service necessary to meet requirements
  • Provide for evaluation of suppliers' capabilities and identification of appropriate items to buy
  • Provide support to GE Marketing and Sales in their proposal efforts
  • Lead commodity Sourcing with accountability over direct/indirect buy, and cost reduction targets
  • Develop, implement and lead overall supplier strategy for commodity area, including simplification, ensuring sourcing process integrity, and optimize productivity, quality and fulfillment
  • Set sourcing strategy and lead a team with strong process responsibility to develop complex and comprehensive supplier/buyer contractual relationships to meet the business needs
  • Ensure supplier compliance with regulatory and reputation requirements
  • Partner with Supplier Quality to drive quality initiatives for Sourcing
  • Responsible for people management (~20 people) activities including recruiting, performance management, compensation, and organizational structure


  • Master's/Bachelor's university degree
  • Very strong experience in a Sourcing position
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily
  • Strong process discipline with sound analytic and statistical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong financial and business acumen
  • Negotiation expertise
  • Willingness and ability to travel periodically
  • English fluency

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects.
  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs.
  • Established project management skills.

Locations: Czech Republic; Praha

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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