General Electric Lead Sourcing Specialist 2 - Supplier Management in Nailsea, United Kingdom

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Role Summary:

An individual who demonstrates leadership in communicating business goals programs; and processes for the Project(s) of responsibility. In this role you will use your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and effect short-term and long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Lead Sourcing Specialist demonstrates leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. In this role you will use your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

  • Understand strategies for assigned commodities and proactively drive initiatives to meet Sourcing objectives

  • Identify and qualify new suppliers

  • Assess supplier capabilities and make recommendations on supplier acceptability

  • Implement sourcing standards including process & execution, synergies for cost out

  • Drive productivity opportunities with supply base to deliver cost out goals

  • Support commodity buys

  • Write reports to track PO activity and supplier performance

  • Analyse and track supplier promise date accuracy and develop reports to ensure supplier promise date accuracy

  • Hold weekly reviews with suppliers and develop telephone log of actions and conversations with suppliers

  • Drive effective recovery plans and create payment tracking and invoice analysis. tracking / invoice analysis

  • Develop process to look upstream for pending requirements and drive Engineering, Manufacturing, and Sales in order to ensure sourcing given adequate cycle to procure material

  • Place Purchase Orders (PO) timely and obtain PO acknowledgements from suppliers


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma with proven years of experience in a Sourcing role) or equivalent knowledge and experience

  • Significant experience in a Sourcing position

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website:

Desired Characteristics:

  • Additional experience in Sourcing and writing fulfilment reports using MS Access, SQL or Visual Basic is preferred

  • Efficient with Oracle 11.3, COPICS, DART and AP systems

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills

  • PC and database proficiency

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Locations: United Kingdom; Nailsea