General Electric Senior Sourcing Leader - ANZ in Richmond, Australia

About Us:

GE Renewable Energy

Amid growing electricity demand, rising fuel costs, and climate change concerns, GE Renewable Energy is focused on providing wind, hydro and innovative power solutions for customers around the globe. With over 125 years of experience powering the world, GE has now become the largest renewable energy producer in the world, providing a wide range of offerings to meet customer needs. www.gerenewableenergy.com

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.

Role Summary:

Demonstrate leadership in communicating & executing strategic goals, inc product cost out, on-time delivery, logistics, New Product Initiative (NPI) & localisation. Lead all sourcing initiatives & high impact priorities & drive growth.

Essential Responsibilities:

You will use your experience/expertise to solve problems, develop & execute sourcing priorities & work in partnership with wind sourcing & supply chain global/region teams, work in close collaboration & partnership with projects, services, sales, com-ops, product & engineering teams.

o Understand business strategies for assigned projects and proactively drive initiatives to meet sourcing objectives.

o Drive Cost Out initiatives through cross- functional team for the region.

o Ensure on time fulfillment by working closely with the Inquiry To Order (ITO) team, Projects team, Buying, Supplier Quality, manufacturing team & suppliers to meet the customer project requirements.

o Drive Growth Project initiatives to enhance entitlement growth

o Drive productivity opportunities with supply base to deliver cost out goals

o Partner with Component Teams to build should cost models for the region, taking into account Total Cost of Ownership (including all logistic costs) and support should cost based negotiations with suppliers by the Global Commodity Leader.

o Support RFQ process for the region to challenge current supply options using inputs from the Logistics team on out- bound logistics costs to deliver the lowest total delivered cost.

o Assess supplier capabilities and make recommendations on supplier acceptability

o Partner with Sourcing Quality to identify and qualify new suppliers for localization & Cost Out opportunities

o Implement sourcing standards including process & execution, synergies for Cost Out & drive sourcing metric and negotiate Supply Agreements / T&C with Suppliers.

o Partner with Commercial Operation, Engineering & Projects to set up Logistics execution strategies for the region & executing on them.

o Ensure supplier compliance with regulatory and reputation requirements

o Partner with Global Component teams , Product, Finance to develop Cost handbook for the region

Qualifications/Requirements:

o Bachelor of Engineering with over 10 years of experience in Sourcing.

o Excellent interpersonal communication and negotiation skills, with ability to influence at all levels of the organization

o Team Player

o Flexible attitude, willing to take on additional responsibilities

o Out of the box mindset

o Strong quantitative and analytical skills

o Strong PC and database management skills, including MS Office

o Fluent in English

o Technical know-how

Desired Characteristics:

o Good interpersonal & relationship building skills.

o Excellent negotiations skills and analytical skills with the ability to manage projects with minimal supervision

o Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams

o Exposure and product understanding of Wind Business ( Wind Turbines, Tower Fabrication, Ocean freight, On carriage processes )

o Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in a fast paced, constantly evolving, participative environment

o Excellent financial, analytical, communication and influencing skills with the ability to solve problems and manage and build reports at all levels within an organization

o Experience in product localization.

o Understanding of Supplier capability

o Good oral and written communication skills

o Influencing skills

o A management degree

Locations: Australia; Richmond

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf . 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.