General Electric Product Margin Leader in Erie, Pennsylvania

Role Summary:

The Product Margin Leader will develop strategy and be responsible for adding value by increasing margin on products. You will utilize experience / expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives, and act as a change agent to move cross-functional projects to completion.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead the value engineering Should Cost programs to achieve product cost out objectives

  • Develop supplier and internal manufacturing engagement strategies based on product cost out ideas utilizing Should Cost analysis and expertise

  • Lead design and cost out idea generation events and activities such as Value Added and Value Engineering (VA / VE), plant line walks, supplier site idea generation events, bench-marking design gap analysis, design efficiency studies, alternate material substitutions, optimized manufacturing process, etc.

  • Accelerate business critical qualifications through manufacturing / supplier engagement, interface with product design team and centralization of real-time design changes

  • Implement design cost analysis (Should Cost) process for the Transportation organization delivering material and tooling cost out

  • Analyze data, Ensure accuracy and effectiveness / define opportunities / outliers for Sourcing, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Quality teams

  • Execute, own responsibility for driving cross-functional implementation of projects to deliver communicated benefits within defined timeline

  • Develop strategies to increase margin on products

  • Lead of team to accomplish increased margins

  • Interface with production, product design, and quality teams to implement cost savings

  • Drive towards the yearly cost out goal agreed with the management

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing engineering, value engineering, shop operations, supplier development or global supply chain functions

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a leadership role

Desired Characteristics:

  • Ability and willingness to travel locally and internationally up to 25%

  • Strong communication, negotiation, project management and leadership skills

  • Ability to organize and lead large team events (idea generation, team communication, supplier engagement etc.)

  • Self-starter and motivator, ability to work independently and with teams to meet deadlines; this includes anticipating potential issues that might prevent successful roadmap delivery

  • Prior experience with diesel engines and/or fabrication, machining, casting, forging, welding manufacturing processes

  • Ability to guide and influence others

  • Advanced project management skills and ability to monitor and communicate project status, business issues, and significant developments

  • Demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated business acumen

  • Sourcing experience

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Six Sigma training or equivalent Quality certification

About Us:

At GE Transportation at , we are in the business of

realizing potential. We are a global technology leader and supplier of equipment, services and solutions to the rail,

mining, marine, stationary power and drilling industries. Our innovations help customers deliver goods and services

with greater speed and savings using our advanced manufacturing techniques and connected machines. Our digital

solutions , which provide data-driven insights to improve efficiency, utilize Predix – GE’s cloud-based operating

system for the Industrial Internet. Established more than a century ago, GE Transportation is a division of the General

Electric Company that began as a pioneer in passenger and freight locomotives. That innovative spirit still drives GE

Transportation today and is strengthened by our ability to serve customers more holistically through the GE Store – a

global exchange of knowledge, technology and tools across all GE businesses that ultimately provides better

outcomes for customers. GE Transportation is headquartered in Chicago, IL, and employs approximately 10,000

employees worldwide.

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

Locations: United States; Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas; Erie, Chicago, Fort Worth

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.