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General Electric Lead Sourcing Initiatives and Strategic Partner Governance Specialist in Schenectady, New York

Role Summary:The Lead Sourcing Initiatives and Strategic Partner Governance Specialist will collaborate with dedicated internal and external customers to achieve the best contractual conditions for the business and suppliers while also ensuring internal customer satisfaction. You will identify cost and performance risk across the supply base and develop and execute contingency plans.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition, responsible for all commercial and contractual terms and any potential changes to those terms with the strategic partner providing shared services for GE Digital Finance, Commercial, Sourcing and DT.

  • Review and improve sourcing processes

  • Champion all Sourcing cash related, productivity and governance initiatives and balance those between tactical execution and strategy

  • Work with cross-functional teams in engineering, quality, commercial leads and fulfillment to identify critical delivery problems

  • Provide technical / commercial assistance to Commodity Leaders

  • Own sourcing specific ERPs, processes and tools

  • All contract performance related activities for a large, shared services, strategic partner relationship.

  • Own the vision for expanding the benefits of the shared services strategic partnership to grow the cost/benefit of the overall contract and integrate into the GE Digital programs where applicable.

  • Perform as the lead interface between GE Digital and the strategic partner teams, managing escalations, information flow, contract compliance and billing accuracy.

  • Negotiate changes and variations to the base contract to ensure all aspects of the work are reflected and measured contractually.

  • Point of escalation for the business for any contractual non-performance.

  • Review monthly billing for accuracy to the proposed productivity, work actually done, as well as any credits for missed measures.

  • Coordinate across processes supported by the Strategic Partner to ensure timely communication of critical and key measures and drive conversations around misses or room for improvement.

  • Report out to GE Digital leadership on a routine basis on overall contract performance, consolidated performance metrics and any escalations or issues of note.

  • Lead the establishment of work processes and projects, post-signing for Invoicing and Billing, Service Level Measurement tracking, FTE and Cost Management, Contract Management, DT Governance, Third Party management, Policy and Government compliance, Audits and overall governance coordination

  • Consistent collaboration with GE Digital Finance, Operations and IT.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (Or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Sourcing)

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in Sourcing Initiatives, Manufacturing Operations&SW Industries, Commercial (Sales or Business Development) or Supply Chain Costing

Eligibility Requirements

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Sourcing / procurement experience in a manufacturing and /or SW setting

  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams

  • Ability to lead initiatives to execution

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

  • Ability to drives results and change through collaboration and relationship management

  • Demonstrated data analytic and visualization skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively face-to-face and remotely inside and outside of the organization on a global scale

  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, negotiation and inter-personal skills

  • Proven project and program management skills

About Us:

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: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).Additional Locations:United States;Georgia, New York, Ohio;Schenectady, Niskayuna, Atlanta, or Cincinnati;