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General Electric Senior Manager, Supplier Quality Commodity in Lozienica, Poland

Job Description Summary

Drive quality for assigned suppliers, including quality plan implementation. Select suppliers through qualification processes. Own supplier results, drive improvements utilizing supplier scorecards. Own supplier audits, ensuring compliance, and driving improvement plans where needed. 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

  • Responsible for the timely and effective qualification of all suppliers and materials in LM Wind Power.

  • Ownership of the application and compliance of PPAP and APQP for all supplier and material qualifications to get a right first time approach to all suppliers and materials.

  • Ownership of all quality issues that affect materials and blades related to qualifications - including 8D, RCA and DMAIC tools to resolve the issues.

  • Accountable for Supplier Development to ensure a mature and sustainable supply chain

  • Lead and work within the Commodity Team (Engineering, Sourcing and Quality) to ensure tactical and strategic decisions related to supply chain take into consideration quality requirements.

  • Define and deploy supplier quality assurance policies. Manage activities that define, deploy and survey supplier quality requirements including qualifications, action plans, audits, and performance monitoring. Manage the part qualification process.

  • Typically a 1st line manager of professionals or a 2nd line manager of a professional department. 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

  • This role requires significant experience in the Sourcing & Supplier Quality Assurance. Knowledge level is comparable to a Master's degree from an accredited university or college ( or a high school diploma with relevant experience).

Desired Characteristics

  • 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 lead with clarity (clear communications with internal and external stakeholders but also clear in performance)

  • Able to lead with visibility and transparency within LM Wind Power and with Suppliers.

  • Lead with agility marked with high speed execution, adaptability and a commitment to find innovative solutions.

  • Accountability and ownership mindset - end to end.

  • Empathy to understand stakeholders while still being able to deliver.

  • Knowing where to focus when disruptions happen to focus on the correct next steps to solve issues for the business.Note: For roles outside of the USA, to ensure compliance with applicable legislation, the JDs should focus on the substantive level of experience required for the role and a minimum number of years should NOT be used.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes