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Lead Sourcing Specialist

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/16/2018 12:52:27 PM
  • 3011040
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy Hydro
Location(s): Norway; Oslo

About Us:
GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy.
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Role Summary:
Negotiate with dedicated providers according to specific policies. Achieve the best contractual conditions while also ensuring internal customer satisfaction. Requires mastery of a body of theoretical knowledge. Requires developed and strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Define supplier strategy including management and optimization of supplier panels
  • Lead negotiations and allocate needs to specific suppliers
  • Negotiate terms and conditions and transmit information to Procurement
  • Manage claims
  • Includes commercial sourcing management such as data analysis, negotiations support, etc.
  • This may also include purchasing activities
  • Develops new solutions under guidance and/or in a team setting or based upon precedents in the organizations
  • Balance both tactical execution with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects
  • Works together with high level people from the business at SPB and EB level
  • Specifies needs, communicates about project approach and presents outcomes of research done
  • Provides technical / commercial assistance to Commodity Buyers to develop awareness of manufacturing processes and improve product knowledge
  • Actively participate in supplier performance reviews
  • Advises Functional managers regarding projects, processes and procedures in the own field
  • Contributes to project as a team member or leads small projects

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with significant experience in Sourcing)
  • Significant experience in Commodity Management

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
  • Fluency in English and Norwegian or Swedish

Locations: Norway; Oslo

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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