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General Electric Sr. Commodity Manager - Software & Technology | Remote in E Cleveland, Ohio

Job Description Summary

Negotiate with dedicated software and technology providers according to specific policies. Achieve the best contractual conditions while also ensuring internal customer satisfaction. Has in-depth knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; has working knowledge of competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead challenging negotiations with the software industry and analyzing complicated licensing models (like on-premise, subscriptions, hosted and cloud),

  • Negotiate agreements by executing enterprise license agreements for use of software & professional services for application services within GE Aviation globally any range of suppliers,

  • Create and deliver commercial, financial, and business objectives as related to technology goods and services such as managed software services/cloud contracts across the business group to support the decision-making process,

  • Lead sourcing processes in a matrixed environment including RFI/RFP’s and single source negotiations or renegotiations,

  • Develop and implementing short- and long-term strategies for GE Aviation in regard suppliers, pricing models & cost out initiatives,

  • Identify cost out initiatives and influence stakeholders to implement them,

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders (stakeholder management) both at the senior and C-level executives to be able to understand the environment and support stakeholders in driving business outcomes,

  • Develop and maintain strong relationship within the largest software companies and other vendors to drive the required negotiations,

  • Liaise with Corporate and Business Unit sourcing teams on cross company initiatives to set realistic but challenging operations goals and objectives.

  • Develop sourcing plans to integrate Business needs into a global commodity teams including benchmarking suppliers, contracts, and services and evaluating various Business Unit level requirements, existing opportunities, or new initiatives. This includes setting sourcing strategies and executing those strategies to deliver material improvements on quality, price, and service.

  • Collaborate with appropriate finance, compliance, and legal subject matter experts.

  • Execute and support buying functions and requirements and participate in the buy-desk activities

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business or Software Engineering or equivalent field of study and 8+ years of digital technology sourcing experience

  • Associate’s Degree in Finance, Business or Software Engineering or equivalent field of study and 10+ years of digital technology sourcing experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent with 12+ years of digital technology sourcing experience

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong experience in software licensing in working with financial information as a means of decision making, pricing comparisons & benchmarking

  • Strong experience in sourcing negotiating at the highest levels of a supplier

  • Knowledge of information technologies and services, specifically cloud services and software as a service license models

  • Ability to influence and motivate cross functional teams to deliver and implement cost out initiatives despite obstacles

  • Drive to execute under extreme deadline pressures and with multiple priorities Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs. Established project management skills.

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision in the cross-cultural environment across different geographic area

  • Strong business acumen

  • Strong customer service mindset

  • Independent thinker with the proven history of shifting paradigms

  • Aggressive in execution and undaunted by challenges

  • Flexible schedule to accommodate global time zones

  • Controllership and compliance mindset (transactional and process integrity)

  • Excellent time management, prioritization skills

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No