GE Materials Leader in Longmont, Colorado

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GE Oil & Gas

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Oil & Gas Digital Solutions

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Posted Position Title

Materials Leader

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Function Segment

Materials and Production Planning

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

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Role Summary/Purpose

The Materials Leader is responsible for production, scheduling and inventory management of materials in support of controls manufacturing and new product development. In this role, an individual will be asked to manage and direct the Planning and Purchasing team to solve business problems, execute objectives for the business, self and team, and assist in developing short and long term business goals for materials purchasing and scheduling for the Longmont manufacturing facility.

Essential Responsibilities

In the role of Materials Leader, you will:

  • Provide leadership in leading Materials team to meet business goals for on time delivery and inventory

  • Lead activities that encompass detailed manufacturing plans and scheduling for technical items such as procurement, electrical/mechanical assembly, test, quality assurance, and delivery

  • Work to control inventory levels & cycle times with internal/external suppliers

  • Coordinate with manufacturing team to drive variable cost productivity improvements

  • Interface with the manufacturing team for prioritization of shop load to meet customer demands

  • Manage the Planning team by providing input to schedules through cross-functional internal kick offs

  • Utilize lean manufacturing tools to improve material flow to best accommodate customer need dates

  • Manage the complete purchasing of turbine control projects from beginning to end

  • Collaborate with Plant Manager in setting realistic and challenging operational goals

  • Coordinate all production teams’ material status, production priorities, and delivery commitments

  • Coordinate with Strategic Sourcing to develop a plan to meet business deflation goals

  • Effectively communicate to external sources to drive deflation & improve material promise dates

  • Utilize manufacturing tools to best determine safety stock & service levels

  • Report out Inventory plan to Product Line leadership on a monthly basis

  • Mentor team members for professional growth

  • Provide training on material procedures and processes

  • Be responsible for Global Forecasting; This portion was added to the Materials Leader role to obtain forecasted sales information from the global sales team and compile this information to identify forecasted parts requirements (for GEEPI) and loading (for Salem). This is not just for Longmont but plants globally.

  • Be responsible for Cost of Quality; This is added to the Materials Leader role for control of stock parts in order to provide disposition/justification of obsolete or scrap parts and to convey upcoming estimates of reserves to finance.

  • Be responsible for Stocking Levels; Also added to this role to maintain/adjust stocking levels to meet the needs and demands of upcoming project loads (Longmont and globally) based on the Global forecast above.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in inventory management, shop operations, facilitation, and production control in a manufacturing environment, production planning, inventory management principles and practices, or materials management disciplines

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to travel 5% of the time

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

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

Desired Characteristics

  • Ability to identify and implement process improvements and best practices

  • Ability to coordinate multiple priorities at one time

  • Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills

  • Knowledge of shop operations, facilitations, production control, manufacturing or materials functions

  • Familiar with production control systems and routines

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills

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