General Electric Sr Sourcing Manager - Aviation, Indirect Sourcing in West Chester, Ohio

Role Summary:

The Sr. Sourcing Manager with GE Global Operations will lead a team responsible for one or more Tier 2 Indirect Categories for the GE Aviation business.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team direct and indirectly (through influence) of Aviation business sourcing professionals to ensure the goals of the business are met.

  • Collaborates with Global Commodity Leaders to develop negotiation strategies and drive negotiations to achieve stated goals and objectives.

  • Partners with the business leaders to ensure fulfillment, quality, and regulatory requirements are achieved.

  • Develops the strategy to execute cost reduction projects based on strategic imperatives of the business. Partners with business stakeholders and commodity colleagues to influence contract negotiations, drive process changes, and implement sustainable cost controls.

  • Create and/or enforce business policies to meet business targets and customer needs, including improving procurement processes and optimizing Sourcing resources to enhance the customer experience with Sourcing.

  • Collaborate with Finance leadership to validate the impact of projects and contract negotiations to the general ledger.

  • Determine through collaboration with business leaders and commodity leaders what the indirect sourcing projects of focus should be across Aviation to drive deflation, usage, cash, and PSL (preferred supplier lists).

  • Determine the appropriate savings projects and drive throughout the organization.

  • Lead VCP (variable cost productivity) for indirect material and services across all commodities as well as monitors and drives cost-out initiatives aligning to commodity strategy

  • Proactively monitors risks, own escalations, mitigation and initiatives necessary for corrective actions

  • Leads the evaluation process for business related commodity and suppliers for business or region

  • Monitor supplier performance and communicate issues back to commodity team for resolution.

  • Engage with the broader Sourcing organization for the business and participate in Aviation-wide strategic sourcing initiatives.

  • Prepare, present, and influence senior leaders on current and future sourcing imperatives


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in Sourcing

  • Minimum 3 years experience leading teams

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or Engineering

  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

  • Proven Strong quantitative and data analysis skills

  • Proven ability to manage complex projects and improve processes

  • Change agent with ability to influence at all levels of the organization

  • Process leadership experience such as CAP, Work-Out, process improvement, or quality is preferred (Internal GE employees only)

  • CPM or APICS certification

  • Six Sigma trained & certified

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Proven ability to to lead in a matrixed organization

About Us:

Global Operations is GE’s multi-functional shared services. We operate worldwide, transfer knowledge and work with

every GE business to make our company simpler, better and more customer-focused. Our culture promotes

innovation, knowledge sharing, and collaboration in an open office environment that has leaders both sitting and

working alongside their team. We’re looking for entrepreneurial problem-solvers who are passionate about exploring

new, efficient ways of working, while gaining exposure across multiple industries. Join the team and help us deliver

tomorrow’s GE, today.

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