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Lead Project Initiatives Specialist

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/22/2017 5:49:51 AM
  • 3043392
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Global Operations Headquarters
Location(s): Hungary; Budapest

About Us:
GE Global Operations is GE's multi-functional shared services organizations focused on delivering better outcomes at lower cost for our businesses and our customers. The strong partnership between Global Operations and GE Businesses creates a collaborative work culture and broadens best practice and industry knowledge sharing across the enabling functions. We believe that by keeping GE customers at the heart of everything we do, we will help GE work smarter, better and faster, allowing GE businesses to be more competitive in the global marketplace.We are teams of functional process and domain experts, focused on the solutions that deliver results for the company. We think Big, we act as One, We deliver with Speed ... so GE Works.

Role Summary:
Responsible for leading AP related process change projects, and driving regional initiatives and programs. Ensure the delivery and implementation of a set of project deliverables on-time, within budget expectations, to the desired impact and results. Work with the project manager & other team members, participating in all aspects of the planning and implementation of relevant initiatives for the business.
Leads mid-scope projects

Essential Responsibilities:

  • This role aims to develop Source-to-Pay (AP) processes for the European region to deliver on time payment to vendors and improve the work of the AP accountants. The role requires strong analytical, communication, project management, and leadership skills working closely with the business and Global Operations teams to transition processes from non-standard to standard, and from manual to automated processes.
  • The role requires cooperation with the Sourcing teams, Payment teams, and Operational Source to Pay teams as well as Business controllership teams. Furthermore essential responsibilities will include:
    Monitoring adherence to the global Enterprise standard and support the gap analysis effort in non-pilot regions as required. Help to develop projects to close gaps as necessary through partnership with each region
  • Lead complex business requirement gathering, assessments, and identify exceptions to the process based on local compliance requirement
  • Identify and mitigate risks across project; own escalations
  • Manage progress to schedule, budget & quality adherence, using project management methodology throughout project lifecycle
  • Create and Support documentation of new processes, including Regional variations.
  • Deliver breakthrough levels of improvement in Process capability, new solution designs and business processes to reduce defects and attain world-class levels of quality through project implementation
  • Seek, share, and implement best practices on a consistent basis
  • Actively engage in post go live hyper care support and ensure timely delivery of post go live metrics where applicable
  • Own project governance and communicate progress to champions and business Leaders
  • Other ad hoc projects assigned by manager


  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma/GED or equivalent with at least significant experience in Project Management and/or Sourcing)
  • Minimum significant experience in a project management/process improvement/quality role and/or Supply Chain

Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Green Belt Certified (internal GE candidate)
  • Project Management Certification
  • Knowledge of accounts payable, prior experience in Shared Services
  • Software Development Lifecycle
  • Demonstrated execution and effectiveness in a non-structured or changing environment
  • Global experience – working across time zones, geographies and P&Ls
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and influence others and achieve results
  • Demonstrated commitment for process improvement and simplification
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Customer-focused in defining quality and establishing priorities
  • Strong verbal and written skills; ability to facility large audience meetings
  • Ability to manage multiple global projects in parallel

Locations: Hungary; Budapest

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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