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General Electric CCA Supplier Buy/Fulfilment Lead in Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Role Summary:

The CCA Supplier Buy/Fulfilment Lead will oversee and manage the material fulfilment process for our CCA suppliers, specifically focusing on a 13-week window. Working in conjunction with the respective Materials Lead and Operations Lead this role will focus on giving material commitments through clear supplier commits to meet agreed output. . This role will also take full ownership and accountability for short and long term recovery of these key suppliers to the Cheltenham business.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop and drive effective operating rhythm to ensure requisition to PO placement, purchase order book status review, PO date maintenance and weekly RAIL reviews are executed

  • Lead the development and execution of the CCA order book fulfilment

  • Ensure supplier performance stability to meet delivery, quality and inventory expectations, via lead time reductions, capacity improvements, etc.

  • Collaborate with commodity leaders to understand and execute commodity CCA strategies

  • Execute Supplier Recovery for the applicable products / programs

  • Define & drive key sourcing metrics relating to OTD, NCR resolution, invoice tracking and deflation

  • Manage NCR / RTV process in an effort to achieve 20 day TAT and attend MRB meetings

  • Cooperate with Manufacturing, Engineering and Project organizations to proactively drive OTD during PO placement as well as PO execution and fulfilment.

  • Manage and improve supplier relationship and demonstrate good ability to communicate problems and present solutions with internal and external customers at senior levels as well as local MHL

  • Escalate recovery programs with appropriate MH

  • Attend weekly CTS and delivery calls

  • Manage and facilitate on-gong engineering reviews to improve OTD and CTS on all CCA boards

  • Ensure KPI’s are updated and in line with business expectations ahead of MOR and QBR’s

  • Update BUL and MHL during Deep dive meetings on short term & Long term issues

  • Escalate risks and/or abatement plans to Material Health Leader/Sourcing Leader

  • Interface with all levels of the business on issues of program schedule management and schedule critical issues where necessary

  • AML’s – refresh AML’s on a regular basis and work with Component Engineering to expand AML’s where possible

  • Sourcing Compliance – have a board knowledge of souring compliance to ensure adherence at all time

  • FAI Support – Support both Verify and Supplier quality to close out FAI issues prior to deliveries being impacted

  • Change Management – understand the change process, liaise with the supply base to ensure the ECR can be achieved and implement ECN when released

  • Drop Ship – Understand and manage the drop ship process and resolve issues as they arise

  • RDC’s – Run twice weekly calls with the Supplier, create drop ship Purchase orders in line with the Supply Agreement, manage customer priorities, report out with the business at daily BUC, and process RMA’s

  • Support NPI transitions to production and any Make to Buy activities that involve external CCA providers

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and there is an expectation of flexibility on roles and responsibilities


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent knowledge and experience

  • Ability to demonstrate high performance within a Sourcing environment

  • Additional experience within Quality, Engineering and/or Operations

  • Windchill – be able to understand and share full documentation packs, including BOM’s, Drawings and relevant supporting documents compliantly

  • Expected to travel globally up to 10% of the time (or as business requires)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal, leadership and negotiation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to influence others

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement best practices

  • High attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple and competing priorities

  • Knowledge of Oracle ERP

  • Ability to develop better processes

  • Strong customer mind set

  • Ability to travel to supplier locations (long haul) as necessary - potentially up to 15% of time

  • Proven analytical and organizational ability with strong demonstrated Excel skills

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

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Locations: United Kingdom; Cheltenham