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General Electric Regional Sourcing Leader - Japan in Hino, Japan

Job Description Summary

The Regional Sourcing Leader role is pivotal in driving savings and efficiencies through Management of supplier base. The role supports owned geographical region-based Sourcing leaders and collaborates with GEHC Global Sourcing Leaders, SBU (Strategic Business Unit) Leaders and their teams. The candidate uses prior experience/expertise to execute functional strategy; leverages in-depth understanding of business strategy to accomplish work. Has technical and analytical abilities to solve problems

Job Description

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develops and maintains business productivity metrics for Indirect Sourcing within their agreed scope and identifies new areas of opportunity to drive cost out.

  • Implement Indirect Sourcing strategy for the Sourcing Leaders’ region in line with global initiatives.

  • Owns achieving Indirect savings and cash improvement targets, leading, and running project execution within their region and supporting project execution.

  • Responsible for risk management in supplier base ensuring all compliance and quality standards are met.

  • Liaise with Global Sourcing leaders, Category Sourcing Leaders to understand /share best practices and leverage expertise within other SBU’s.

  • Identify and own local and cross SBU supply base. Leverage category contracts into assigned SBU to maximize opportunities.

  • Drive business metrics affected by Indirect Sourcing, identify new areas of cost out and implement operating efficiency.

  • Provide feedback and support to other Sourcing Leaders.

  • Interface with SBUs and other GE Businesses on cross business projects

Quality Specific Goals:

  • Aware of and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position

  • Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required

  • Knowledge and understanding of GEHC Purchasing Controls Procedure and associated Work Instructions and operates within them to ensure that all purchased product and services conform to specified requirements.

  • Develop and maintaining of fully qualified and compliant supply base.


  • Formal sourcing qualification / Engineering degree and /or relevant master’s degree

  • 7 years relevant experience in a sophisticated indirect sourcing environment

  • Delivered savings and deployed initiatives projects

  • Shown ability to lead virtual teams

  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of time, as required

  • Fluent in Japanese (speaking & writing)

  • Reasonable level of English skill (speaking & writing)


  • Tenacious, strong negotiator, good communicator at all levels and across different cultures.

  • Proven ability to execute and deliver on commitments

  • Great stakeholder management - able to understand internal customers’ needs and CTQ's and deliver them from the supplier base

  • Can work in a matrix and under pressure against deadlines CTQ's and deliver them from the supplier base