About Us: GE Vingmed Ultrasound AS (GEVU) is a world leader in the development and production of ultrasound systems for medical applications, and is a Center of Excellence in GE Healthcare. The company was founded in 1985 and now has a total of 200 employees, with headquarters in Horten, and offices in Oslo and Trondheim. GE Vingmed Ultrasound continues to have close collaboration with medical and technological research institutions in Norway and abroad, and more than 60 PhD’s have been published in Norway based on equipment produced by GEVU.
Role Summary: The Product Sourcing Leader is responsible for managing and directing all sourcing activities as related to assigned product segment(s). The Product Sourcing Leader’ s role is to set up/propose/identify suppliers. Key interface between segment and global sourcing to ensure strategies and needs are represented. Scope is segment based, and includes all suppliers and production with the segment portfolio.
Key team member in a cross-functional segment team responsible for the interfacing and global owner between Development teams and the Global Operations organization, including leading the key deliverables for sourcing segment for the total product life cycle (NPI=new product introduction& Installed Base).
Key focal point for all Supply Chain issues pertaining to NPI installed base component obsolesce and quality, including manage NPI deliverables required to establish an optimal supply chain focused on strategic suppliers with a strategy to achieve target product ICVs (cost reduction) for assigned segment.
Champion sourcing initiatives early in NPI process to ensure excellence in supplier selection, components, and platform specification including the selection of strategic suppliers and simplification and meeting target costs/management of ICV and variance targets.
Integrate the Engineering, Production, and Sourcing objectives in the execution of assigned segment including promoting standardization across programs for supplied product and champion sourcing initiatives early in the NPI process (including supplier P&E), and to ensure excellence in supplier selection and component and platform specification driving supplier capability measurements for assigned programs.
Collaborate with engineering to ensure technology match occurs between supply partners and engineering & manufacturings to ensure capable product and factory fulfillment requirements are met.
Cost reduction focus all the time, and be measured in this.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or technical related field and/or equivalent experience
Strong experience in manufacturing engineering, sourcing or engineering.
Significant work experience… technical depth/knowledge in assigned segment.
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets development and analysis.
Willing to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of time.
Engineer in electronics with financial knowledge and interests (understand mechanics, electronics and production processes)
Energic and “leaning forward”
Be a good negotiator
Working experience with development and production with Medical Devices.
Practical experience in balancing and optimizing engineering process rigor with product delivery priorities.
Excellent program/project management experience with the ability to develop and execute on integrated program plans.
Effective problem solving ability to lead and influence others (cross-functionally and globally).
Demonstrate strong execution skills and ability to drive change globally.
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