Global Commodity Leader

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Contribute as an implementor to commoditied for GE Offshore Wind.

Job Description

Commodity Sourcing Leader will have to implement actions such as:

  • Deploy, Optimize, and communicate a competitive commodity Global Sourcing strategy
  • Create a Market Intelligence for his/her own segments
  • KPI’s to be reported to the Direct Material Sourcing Leader
  • Monitor & Improve Suppliers & Sourcing performance in Operations (Total Cost of Ownership, Delivery, and Quality, Service level & Innovation)
  • Assess supplier performances
  • Develop and lead cost out ideas on each of his/ her segment
  • Cooperate with Commodity Buyers under the leadership of the Global Fulfillment Leader
  • Contribute to define the global Renewable sourcing strategy
  • Source goods with best suppliers and develop the suppliers' panels
  • Negotiate T&C and any particular clauses
  • Prepares forecast & backlog for her/his commodity
  • Support development of best assumptions in tendering and product activities
  • Support commodity co-design, standardization and rationalization actions
  • Support discussions with suppliers during execution in case of claims, PO changes in coordination with Buyers who is the leader. Provide sourcing rules in Oracle
  • Develop a strong relationship with Manufacturing, Engineering and Product Line teams to partner in driving key sourcing and business objectives around cost, cash, supplier quality, NPI and fulfillment
  • Reduce risks in supply chain by mitigating sole source suppliers
  • Drive emerging market growth strategy and localization requirements
  • Collaborate with Materials team to drive standardization and continuous improvement of purchasing processes and cycle time reduction through consignment, VMI and Kanban strategies
  • Drive business cash initiatives under the leadership of Finance
  • Drive continuous improvement in the sourcing process with their stakeholders (engineering, ITO, fulfillment…)
  • Lead relationship with his/her segment suppliers

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s (preferred option) degree in engineering, purchasing or business administration or equivalent knowledges and experiences
  • Significant experience in Sourcing or Site activities supplier management, dealing with industrial activities and technical commodities
  • Automotive sourcing is a plus
  • Ability to work in English, in a global environment and matrix organization
  • High negotiation skills
  • Good communication & influencing skills
  • Experiences in supplier selection & development

Desired Characteristics

  • Good understanding of the business
  • Ability to see around corners and be proactive
  • Ability to work independently to achieve targets and objectives
  • Self-directed, detail-oriented, organized, and flexible
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Proven strategic and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated leadership capability within a matrix organization
  • Highly-motivated, results/metrics driven with demonstrated influencing skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to identify and implement processes improvements and best practices
  • Ability to coordinate multiple priorities at one time
  • Working experience in the Energy industry is a plus

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No