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General Electric Contract Performance Manager - Remote Eligible in Evendale, Ohio

Job Description Summary

As a Contract Performance Manager you will have a major impact on GE profitability through owning overall contract performance, inclusive of total cost of ownership via safety, quality, on time delivery, unit price, and supplier relationship management.

This role is responsible for ownership of contract productivity and overall supplier accountability. In this role, you will create and lead operational rhythms with internal and external stakeholders to drive mutually successful outcomes for GE and GE partners. You will provide the necessary support on pre- and post-contractual administration & management, terms & conditions (T&Cs) of the contract, and the management of claims. This role is responsible for ownership of contract productivity and overall supplier accountability. The role requires cross-functional leadership capability and has autonomy within your respective supply base. The role has a major impact on overall GE profitability. High levels of evaluative judgment and operational acumen are required to achieve outcomes. This role will be accountable for several medium complexity supplier contracts.

This role is eligible for remote work in the United States.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • This role supports the Materials Commodity portfolio and will report to the Contract Performance Manager Staff Manager or the Commodity Executive depending on Suppliers assigned.

  • Responsible for maximizing contract performance, while maintaining supplier relationships

  • Ownership for the productivity of assigned contracts through cost reduction, cost avoidance, income generation, and working capital savings Owns management of existing contracts to measure performance of contractual T&Cs against expectations (i.e. bid vs did process), identify gaps or opportunities, and manage cross functional team actions (i.e. cost recovery, terminations, productivity clauses, premiums, etc.) to maximize contractual productivity and performance

  • Accountable for supplier performance inclusive of safety, compliance, quality, delivery, commercial, readiness and all elements within these areas (i.e. WIP Health, commits, payables, tooling, etc.)

  • Where supplier performance does not meet expectations, responsible to drive cross functional problem solving and structured action plans for improvement

  • Leads cross functional teams to manage supplier relationships

  • Acts as chief negotiator in significant deals. And leads negotiations among the working team including, but not limited to sourcing colleagues, legal, finance, compliance, engineering, quality, manufacturing operations, product lines, customers, and suppliers

  • Leads and is accountable for business approvals, supply award, and contract authoring

  • Owns supplier relationships by driving business reviews on a regular cadence, with the responsibility to escalation frequency & attendance as defined by standard work

  • Assure timely resolution of supplier issues for assigned contracts Function as liaison between internal organizations and suppliers for assigned contracts

  • In partnership with cross-functional teams, interprets internal and external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes, or services. Utilizes understanding of industry trends to inform decision making process.

  • Leads others to find creative solutions within complex contractual landscape with an emphasis on commercial value generation using all available currencies

  • Has the ability to evaluate quality of information received and questions conflicting data for analysis

  • Uses multiple internal and external resources outside of own function to help arrive at a decision

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (or a high school diploma/GED with a minimum of 4 years Commercial Operations, Sourcing/ Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Sales, Supply Chain or Contract Management experience) + minimum of 5 years Commercial Operations, Sourcing/ Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Sales, Supply Chain or Contract Management roles

Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated significant commercial leadership, and experienced in negotiating large, complex deals

  • Experienced in drafting, negotiating, and closing contracts, including business and legal terms

  • Role may require up to 25% travel

  • Acts with humility, seeks perspective of others, and creates an inclusive culture

  • Delivers with focus on key business objectives, working across large matrixed organizations

  • Leads with transparency to reach the best mutual outcomes for GE and GE partners

  • Demonstrated ability in leveraging creative commercial solutions and coaching the team to achieve the same

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong internal and external relationship

  • 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

Some of our competitive benefits package includes

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that begins on the first day of employment

  • Permissive time off policy for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Bonus Plan Eligible

  • And more!

The salary range for this position is $ 126,700 - $211,300. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus/variable incentive plan.

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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