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Role Summary: The Commodity Specialist is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of sourcing strategy for an assigned area of spend or business segment. They support the Commodity Manager with managing business goals, programs, processes, supplier selection and contract management. Under guidance negotiate contracts to secure cost effectively source quality product and drive supplier performance.
Essential Responsibilities: Assist the development and implementation of robust supply chain solutions to support the business needs and effect short and long-term business goals. Deliver savings target.
Support Commodity Manager (CM) in development and execute long term commodity strategies
Participate in multi-functional teams to delivery strategy objectives
Support the effective management of business relationships with assigned suppliers
Under guidance from the CM support and develop negotiation strategies and lead negotiations to achieve stated goals and objectives
Provide input into supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management in accordance with the business strategy and end customer requirements
Follow GE policies on selection of Suppliers and Contract negotiations, including Military/USG pricing.
Proactively support supplier performance management, plan and work with the suppliers to manage any required recovery plans / actions
Own Supplier quality issues ensuring appropriate focus and corrective/preventative actions are closed out in the shortest possible timeframe
Provide support to achieve the value creation / savings targets for assigned commodity and take ownership of specific projects as assigned.
Develop technical and market expertise in commodity area
Provide analysis and reports for sourcing team and wider business including KPI's, deflation, cycle reduction, LCC Sourcing development and cash flow improvement
Interface with the other site teams as directed by the CM to address any project requirements, fulfilment planning or issues that arise.
Provide input to site make vs buy process as requested
Under guidance of the CM Identify and qualify new suppliers
Assess supplier capabilities and make recommendations on supplier acceptability
Implement sourcing standards including process & execution, synergies for cost out.
Degree qualification or equivalent with extensive experience in a Sourcing role.
Verbal communications and interpersonal skills
Time management, scheduling and prioritisation skills
Experience with utilising and creating effective MS Excel spreadsheets; working capability with MSWord, Outlook & PowerPoint
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Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance
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