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General Electric Global Commodity Leader in Gebze, Turkey

Job Description Summary

Negotiate with dedicated 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

  • 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. Includes commercial sourcing management such as data analysis, negotiations support, etc. This may also include purchasing activities.

  • Developing specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise in own job discipline or field. Serves as best practice/quality resource. Has awareness of latest functional developments in own area. Contributes towards strategy and policy development, and ensures delivery within area of responsibility.

  • Skilled influencer, able to communicate complex messages to others. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May lead small projects with moderate risks and resource requirements. Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus. Developing persuasion skills required to influence others on topics within field.

  • Impacts approaches, projects and programs in the functional area or affected business organization and ways of working. Impacts quality, efficiency and effectiveness of own team. These jobs have significant input into their priorities. Jobs at this level tend to be covered by professional practices and policies but these are shaped by the role. Working within broad guidelines and policies, roles at this level have moderate autonomy, requiring high levels of evaluative judgment.

  • Uses judgment to make decisions or solve moderately complex tasks or problems that impact the function. Takes new perspective on existing solutions. Uses technical experience and expertise for data analysis to support recommendations. Uses multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own function to arrive at decisions.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors' degree in Engineering or Sourcing - Electrical/mechanical and MBA preferred

  • 8-10 years’ experience in sourcing or engineering function

  • Broad competence in sourcing analyses

  • Very strong negotiation skill

  • Defining a strategy

  • Basic knowledge of supplier audit and performance evaluation

  • Fluency in English

  • Figures management; able to use database.

Business understanding

  • Good understanding of international Business & Sourcing

  • Good knowledge of the Company’s operations & of the local marketplace

  • Contracting

Desired Characteristics:

  • Integrity and autonomy

  • Able to shape strategy and direction

  • Leadership and power to convince and reach the other’s agreement, in a non-direct management scheme

  • Very good communication and negotiation skills

  • Team player and networker

  • Focus on timely and cost-effective output. Knows how to deal with figures. Cost awareness

  • Ability to work, listen and convince in a multicultural environment and with functional influence in a matrix organization.

  • Innovative & creative; major change agent

  • Resilient, sees setbacks as opportunities

  • 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.

Additional Information

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