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General Electric Lead Sourcing Specialist - Commodity Management in Charleroi, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

The Lead Commodity Management Specialist is responsible for the sourcing of a group of commodities / sourcing projects for USA and North American region; negotiating with dedicated providers according to specific policies; achieving the best contractual conditions and ensuring internal customer satisfaction; comprehensive in-depth understanding of purchasing and sourcing concepts and principles; and strong knowledge of purchasing concepts in order to help drive supplier performance.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

As the Lead Commodity Management Specialist, you will:

  • Define supplier strategy including management and optimization of supplier panels

  • Lead negotiations and allocate needs to specific suppliers

  • Negotiate terms and conditions and transmit information to Procurement

  • Manage claims including commercial sourcing management such as data analysis, negotiations support, etc. and may also include purchasing activities

  • Negotiate the best commercial and technical package for procurement requirements

  • Work with allocated key suppliers to improve On Time Delivery and Quality statistics to target levels

  • Communicate across direct organization

  • Present to senior leaders (EB and SEB) in specific purchasing space and on cross functional teams on how purchasing contributes to overall strategy

  • Assist in the continuous development of the Procurement function towards best practice

  • Identify and deliver value-adding opportunities from the supply chain

  • Advise Functional managers or other Functions regarding approaches, processes and procedures in the own field

  • Develop technical and regional market expertise in commodity area


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 3 years of Sourcing and / or Commodity Management experience

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong negotiation skills required

  • Knowledge of processes to manufacture mechanical components (machining, stamping, bending, etc.)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to influence others and leadsmall teams

  • Experience managing international suppliers

  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

  • Ability to read component blueprints

  • Very strong experience with Microsoft Excel

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . 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.

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 drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No