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General Electric Intellectual Property (IP) Operations Specialist (REMOTE) in Remote, Georgia

Job Description Summary

Lawyers and non-lawyers specializing in leading and coordinating cross-functional and enterprise-wide initiatives. In-depth understanding of key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work. In-depth understanding of how work of own team integrates with other teams and contributes to the area.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all activities and work plans related to IP-related data integrity and accuracy across GE Aviation’s IP data and process management tools, as well as assisting leadership with complex IP data requests, including driving new system/tool development in support of GE Aviation’s IP management needs

  • Secure resources and support for IP data integrity and process improvement initiatives, and direct/improve processes and procedures to increase efficiencies and effectively resolve issues related to IP management

  • Facilitate IP communications, trainings, quality assurance, investigations, and other operational initiatives, as well as carry out day-to-day review and response to legal requests and inquiries from inventors and other IP stakeholders at the business

  • Design and carry out projects to enhance the IP Operations team's capabilities and operational infrastructure, including reporting out on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the entire IP function

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge and documentation relating to all IP department data, databases, and tools

  • Summarize and present investigation results, impacts, and next steps to management in reports, presentations, and meetings

  • Work cross-functionally with professionals in other departments and businesses to capture best practices and eliminate waste

  • Coordinate with our Leadership and Staff to ensure the IP department’s workflow is aligned to priorities and to identify solutions to increase overall efficiency

  • Collaborate with internal departments to gather, analyze, and interpret relevant financial data

  • Lead in law firm and third-party vendor management programs with the aim of reducing spend, maximizing value, and improving predictability

  • Develop and implement benchmarking initiatives, including spend analysis and efficiency initiatives

  • Assess IP department IT tools & resources related to matter management, knowledge management, document management, and billing management, and implement and manage best in class technology, systems, and processes

  • Manage IP department communications such as newsletters, announcements, and messages from our leadership team

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college with at least 2-3 additional years of experience in a business role (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 6-7 years of business experience)

  • Working knowledge of Intellectual Property management concepts and processes

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Keen sense of business needs with exceptional aptitude for managing large scale projects from inception to completion

  • Ability to apply project/program management principles to develop plans, track deadlines and measure success

  • Ability to work on multiple projects with competing priorities, using strong time management and organizational skills within a team environment

  • Excellent collaboration and communication abilities

  • Microsoft Suite (Excel & MACROS)

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS

  • Demonstrated leadership capability

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others and achieve results

  • Demonstrated commitment for process improvement

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

#LI-Remote - This is a remote position

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