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Materials Leader

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/7/2018 1:53:35 PM
  • 3039107
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Power Supply Chain Management
Location(s): United States; North Carolina; Mebane

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.

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

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.

Role Summary:
The Materials Leader will demonstrate leadership in master planning, materials processes and systems, production schedules, purchasing and/or logistics activities for Mebane inbound and outbound shipments. You will be responsible for team management, cost control initiatives, communications, and service performance.

Essential Responsibilities:
As the Materials Leader, you will: 

  • Ensure operational alignment with production plan and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) 
  • Optimize inventory and process improvements 
  • Coordinate and expedite the flow of materials (from suppliers and also within departments) according to production schedules 
  • Plan and schedule material / production needs
    With the product line leader, provide team work direction and daily kick-off communications 
  • Enforce and improve Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and compliance 
  • Enforce and improve plant-wide cross-training for all material areas 
  • Leverage GE tools, resources, and negotiated rates established through the Logistics Center of Excellence (COE) to select transportation carriers 
  • Perform routine cost analysis and Interface with the GE Energy Management logistics team to identify cost-control opportunities; resource and implement effective projects to realize cost savings 
  • Schedule dedicated truck, expedited truck, and other premium transportation as authorized by Plant Management; trend premium transportation spend and recommend methods to reduce cost 
  • Develop and integrate processes that meet business needs across the organization and continuously improve operations for safety, efficiency, quality, and cost 
  • Develop strong cross-functional relationships and operating mechanisms with plant managers, product line leaders, commercial team members, customer service, and finance
    Manage complex issues within functional areas of expertise 
  • Update and publish operational performance metrics 
  • Drive service performance and contribute to the overall business strategy 
  • Provide manufacturing leadership in the developing, planning, and implementing of the master schedule 
  • Lead activities that encompass detailed manufacturing plans and scheduling for assembly, shops, satellites, domestic, International, and Revenue Share partners 
  • Act on all matters pertaining to materials, schedules, status, and inventory and translate, prepare, and assign meaningful and functional productivity plans to meet established master schedules for customers 
  • Assist in the calculation of detailed schedules for equipment, materials, and manpower with respect to schedule needs versus resource capabilities 
  • Work to control inventory levels, cycle time, machine loads, and other aspects as required to meet schedules 
  • Interface between customer and shops for prioritization of shop load to meet customer demands 
  • Interface with material input organization to assure realistic and timely delivery of hardware to meet schedule requirements 
  • Lead the organization by establishing shop schedules that adhere to the Department schedule and support those schedules through the managed efforts of schedulers and coordinators 
  • Develop, plan, and manage programs to meet GE purchasing commitments in Sourcing 
  • Own complete purchasing responsibilities related to value stream(s) 
  • Manage the complete purchasing and contract administration functions of low dollar / less complex hardware or services as required to meet program commitments
    Collaborate with manager in setting realistic and challenging operational goals 
  • Coordinate all production teams' material status, production priorities, and delivery commitments 
  • Effectively communicate to external sources, including shops and Revenue sharing partners

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college (or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Manufacturing)
  • Minimum of 3 years of leadership experience in Supply Chain Management, Production, Planning, Production Control, Sourcing, or Configuration Control

Desired Characteristics:
  • OMLP (Operations Management Leadership Program) graduate (GE Employees Only) or equivalent
  • Experience in Materials Planning and Execution
  • A team player
  • A customer oriented mindset
  • Computer literate and skilled in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills
  • Extensive experience using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook
  • Experience using SAP
  • Excellent initiative, flexibility, and attention to detail
  • Results-oriented with a proven track record of wins and accomplishments
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

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Locations: United States; North Carolina; Mebane

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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

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