General Electric Site Materials Leader in Pune, India

Role Summary:

This is a strategic position responsible for developing a vision and leading the Materials teams at the site and meeting Global Materials targets such as Inventory; lead team of Buyers/Planners to define the material flow while working strategically with the operations leaders to drive systematic and physical process change to drive material flow in a Lean Manufacturing environment. Deploy Lean and Six-Sigma methodology to simplify and improve material transactions.

Essential Responsibilities:

•Manage master planning, material processes and systems, prepare and update production schedules and purchasing needs

•Ensure operational alignment with production plan and KPIs

•Optimize inventory and process improvements

•Assure 100% fulfillment rate for site through production support and coordination between different functions

•Ensure parts availability to meet customer OTD and drive Inventory turns/DOH improvement

•Establish a vision for Lean supply chain & execute the same in partnership with Sourcing, Planners & Suppliers.

•Assure the continued development and growth of assigned personnel through strong leadership

•Work to control inventory levels, cycle time, machine loads, and other aspects as required to meet production schedules

•Set strategic direction for planning and scheduling activities within the organization

•Provide leadership in using advanced planning tools to model, simulate, and release optimized material plans to the organization and in developing, planning and implementing the master schedule

•Lead the planning and scheduling activities for assigned commodity utilizing advanced planning tools to model, simulate, and release optimized material plans to the organization

•Determine and apply appropriate optimization methodologies to balance service level, inventory, and resource utilization using advanced planning tools

•Influence, motivate, lead teams to reach business goals


1.Bachelors Degree and 15+ years supply chain experience, preferably in a global company with atleast 7 years specific expertise in Materials Management

2.Proven ability to influence & drive change in a matrix environment

3.Ability to successfully motivate and maintain employee involvement while driving change

4.Demonstrated leadership in creating a vision and flawless execution of the same

5.Global Project Management experience working with stakeholders outside India

6.Ability to drive team & deliver results in ambiguous environment

7.Demonstrated leadership & effective communication skills to communicate at all levels of the organization including senior leadership.

Desired Characteristics:

1.Boundaryless thinker

2.MBA or Masters degree

3.OMLP Graduate

4.Lean Manufacturing Experience

5.Manufacturing program management

6.Green Belt Certified with demonstrated process analytic and improvement skills

7.Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

About Us:

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Locations: India; Pune