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General Electric Commodity Manager - Hydro in Seattle, Washington

Job Description Summary

The commodity manager is responsible for the strategy for the procurement of goods and services within the framework of projects for the realization of turbine-generator groups of hydroelectric projects. These can mainly be mechanical or electrical auxiliaries and mechanically welded structures.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Analyze the equipment acquisition needs of the company's projects. Prepare purchase forecasts taking into account all projects to be carried out and current offers;

  • Develop sourcing strategies consistent with overall sourcing policies, meeting customer needs while generating cost reductions;

  • Deploy the purchasing strategy for its convenience in close collaboration with other relevant departments such as, sales, engineering, quality, etc;

  • Identify and achieve the business and cost reduction objectives set for the year. Generate and coordinate cost reduction ideas and optimization actions both at the offer and implementation stages;

  • Complete the signing of framework agreements and price lists (identification of potential sources, development of calls for tenders, analysis, selection, qualification of suppliers, negotiation of contracts);

  • Administer and update framework agreements and price lists; ensure that they are respected and intervene in the event of a deviation; plan and negotiate renewals of expiring agreements;

  • Identify and qualify new suppliers to develop and maintain a panel of North American suppliers;

  • Support the sourcing proposal coordinator in the preparation of offers (ITO); propose a competitive industrial plan and validate the relevance and accuracy of the costing of the offer before it is submitted;

  • Guide and support the purchasing specialist (buyer) in the application of the commodity-in-execution (OTR) strategy: analysis of bids, selection of suppliers and negotiation of orders;

  • Monitor supplier performance, assess risks and opportunities linked to the supply chain (Quality, OTD) and develop mitigation plans;

  • Lead the negotiation of supplier claims.

  • Support the development of the HNA US-Based Supply Chain Strategy


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, engineering or any relevant field

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in strategic purchasing and commodity management;

Desired Characteristics

  • Knowledge of the product;

  • Good commercial knowledge and mastery of negotiation techniques;

  • Excellent ability to communicate and negotiate in English; French or Portuguese language skills would be an asset

  • You must agree to submit to a pre-employment screening, including, but not limited to, a reference and background check;

  • You must have the unrestricted right to work in US

  • Experience in hydroelectricity an asset;

  • Excellent skills for teamwork;

  • Judgment and ability to clearly communicate his and her ideas;

  • Experience in the context of carrying out projects;

  • Ability to work in a stimulating and demanding work environment.

Additional Information

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, 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).

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