General Electric TDI - Lead Sourcing Specialist in Vandalia, Ohio

Role Summary:

The TDI - Lead Sourcing Specialist will:

  • Support / develop supplier selection road map & strategy for Aviation NPI (New Product Introduction) commodities

  • Identify, select, develop & qualify suppliers

  • Additionally, perform price negotiations for long term contracts & execute purchasing activities for existing industrial supply base to meet organization’s priorities

  • Requires developed & strong foundation of function skills & knowledge of relevant purchasing & sourcing concepts Essential Responsibilities: In addition, as the TDI - Lead Sourcing Specialist, you will:

  • Define supplier strategy including supplier management and optimization of suppliers

  • Lead negotiations and allocate needs to specific suppliers

  • Actively participate in supplier performance reviews

  • Advises functional managers regarding projects, processes and procedures and contributes to projects as a team member or leads small projects

  • Responsible for owning product commodities and negotiate terms and conditions & transmit information to procurement

  • Actively participate in or lead project tollgate / project operations reviews and provide regular updates to the team

  • Communicate potential risks to the team

  • Ability to meet project deadlines for timely execution of new products

  • Must follow company policies / guidelines while working with suppliers & promptly take actions to meet business needs

  • Includes commercial sourcing management such as data analysis, negotiations support, etc.

  • This also includes purchasing activities and balancing both tactical execution with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects

  • Works together with site leadership team on various projects

  • Specifies needs, communicates about project approach and presents outcomes of research done

  • Works with cross-functional teams in manufacturing environment to meet specific project objectives


  • 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)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Commodity Management / Sourcing ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT :

  • 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 Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams

  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

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