Instrumentation - Sensors Strategic Sourcing Leader

03 Oct 2016
19 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Define Global external direct material sourcing strategy for Instrumentation Sensors for Power Services, Gas Power Systems and Steam Power Systems businesses under GE Power.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Define global commodity segment through product family mapping
  • Identify supplier capabilities for product families
  • Define Global strategy & target supplier panel to maximize cost out
  • Conduct competitive bidding/Auctions for strategic supplier panel
  • Leverage cross-functional resources to maximize should cost based negotiations
  • Negotiate long term agreements for strategic supplier panel
  • Initiate and lead strategic qualifications
  • Define existing and new supply base capabilities to maximize cost out/savings and service level on fulfilment, quality
  • Own strategic supplier relationship
  • Work with regional strategic sourcing teams to identify BCC/localization opportunities
  • Leverage cross-GE business commodity strategies
  • Define & secure global savings projects
  • Communicate strategy and hand over negotiated savings projects to site commodity & operations teams for execution
  • Be accountable for savings plan and execution for assigned commodities for Power Services
  • Drive strategy & negotiation for strategic YoY Part numbers
  • Manage daily Purchase Price Variance (PPV) reviews with Parts Operations Team
  • Interface with Parts Operations Team to communicate commodity strategy and collect feedback. Support them in strategic source selection for MTO Parts
  • Plan, prepare and execute Commodity Strategy per Blueprint planning cycles
  • Further tasks not involved in this Job Description that the immediate leader/manager assigns with verbally or in writing.


  • BS/BA Degree (Technical or Business preferred)
  • Significant experience in strategic sourcing
  • Previous Mfg/Sourcing and negotiations experience.
  • Working knowledge of Parts ERP Systems, including Business Intelligence tools (Data Warehouse, PowerSource).
  • Strong skills in MS Office Applications (including MS Access).
  • Demonstrated project/program leadership.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Solid communication skills and presentation skills in English and in Hungarian
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional matrix organization.
  • Self-starter, resourceful, team builder and a leader.
  • Strategic and global thinker.

Desired Characteristics

  • GE Entry Level Program graduate(GE employees only).
  • MS/MBA degree.
  • BB Certification (GE employees only).
  • Prior leadership experience.
  • Strong sourcing experience.
  • Strong negotiator.