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Lead Sourcing Specialist - Indirect Material

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/28/2017 5:49:17 AM
  • 3031653
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): India; Patna

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:
Role Summary/Purpose :
This role will lead sourcing from the region by building strong alignment with suppliers & the GE India Sourcing team:
Responsibilities include:
- Identifying & developin suppliers to meet business plans
- Working with cross-functional teams for on-time execution of projects
- Resolving commercial situations
- Building strong trust-based relationships within key stake-holders, suppliers & team

Essential Responsibilities:
The Sourcing Indirect Program Leader delivers sourcing results (savings, on-time delivery/execution) for multiple commodities. In this role you will use your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and affect short-term and long-term business goals.
- Will drive and be accountable for key financial metrics, timelines & other related objectives/goals for the assigned commodity/product
- Work collaboratively with multiple other functions/requestors/internal customers to drive successful delivery of indirect products & services
- Collaborate with manager & team in setting realistic and challenging operational goals, and contribute to their accomplishment
- Own the supplier identification to RFQ to delivery process for all assigned commodity/products
- Conduct qualification & competitive analysis of vendor products / services
- Drive proactive involvement in all functional activities related to sourcing to ensure that the sourcing team delivers strong value to the business
- Understand and drive GE expectations from the function internally and with suppliers

- Bachelor’s degree (in Science/Engineering) from an accredited university or college
- At least 5 years of relevant, full-time work experience. Candidates with lesser experience can also be considered suitably
- Expert understanding of the supplier base in the region for one or more of the commodity groups listed below
- Experience/ability to work on sourcing activities in multiple sub- commodities – Specialized/large/complex equipment, Construction related services, Indirect/shared services, tooling, projects
- Experience in identifying domestic sourcing plans for local requirements
- Strong analytical skills, project /program management skills
- Ability to build trust-based relationships with suppliers & extended team
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong spoken and written communication & presentation skills
- Demonstrated problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated ability to negotiate pricing, complex contracts & terms

Desired Characteristics:
· Strong oral and written communication skills
· Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
· Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily
· Negotiation expertise is preferred

Locations: India; Patna

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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