Lead Commodity Management Specialist

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Job Description Summary

Job Description

Job Description Summary

Due to the exponential growth we’re experiencing within the Power markets and our business, we’re recruiting for an experienced Commodity Manager who will manage a defined set of commodities for the GE GSI (Grid Systems Integration) Product Delivery Group (PDG) in Stafford.

For this role, the Commodity Manager will lead the Electronics Commodity (PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assemblies) & Electronic Components) and Control Cubicle Assembly

Job Description

Accountable for developing, leading and implementing commodity strategies to deliver on safety, quality, delivery and landed/lifecycle cost for the assigned commodities.
Negotiate supplier Contracts and Pricing, and transmit to Procurement teams.

Build and strengthen supplier relationships

Provide Supplier insights, benchmarking and market analysis activities

Provide support to stakeholders regarding Quality, Cost and Delivery of commodity

Duties include, but are not limited to :
  • Manage sourcing strategy in line with GE existing global sourcing processes
  • Ensure delivered products meet quality & on time delivery standards including being a point of escalation for supplier issues
  • Support, maintain, and update key sourcing tools, processes, and systems
  • Generate cost reduction and cash management actions
  • Secure Supply Chain through Sourcing actions
  • Benchmark & challenge current supplier portfolio
  • Manage KPIs reporting and consolidation within the whole local sourcing group
  • Strong collaboration with GE Key Commodity Leaders.
  • Work closely with Tendering activities to ensure accuracy
  • Facilitate action plan when Quality or Logistics issues with suppliers

Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with Sourcing / Supply chain education preferred
  • Experienced commodity manager, 5 minimum 5+ years in Sourcing & Commodity management.
  • Experience in sourcing electronic components

  • English spoken

Desired Characteristics
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sourcing / Supply Chain Management preferred
  • Previous Sourcing experience essential
  • Knowledge of purchasing practices, principles, and procedures
  • Ability to analyze and present statistical data
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications, including some knowledge of intermediate level Excel functionality
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Must be able to balance multiple tasks in a challenging, fast paced work environment.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated team player with a strong initiative to win
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Demonstrated professional oral/written communication and negation skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Working knowledge of SAP ERP system
  • Negotiation skills
  • Experience with RFQ implementation and execution
  • Ability to travel worldwide

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No