Senior Sourcing Leader- ASEAN, ANZ, Japan

03 Oct 2016
29 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Sourcing Leader - Rest of Asia is a strategic sourcing role. The incumbent will demonstrate leadership in communicating & executing strategic goals, including Product cost out, On- time delivery, Logistics, NPI and localization. This Person will lead all sourcing initiatives and high impact priorities within GE Onshore Wind Business and drive growth in Rest of Asia Region [ANZ, ASEAN, Singapore & Japan].

Essential Responsibilities

o Understand business strategies for assigned projects and proactively drive initiatives to meet sourcing objectives.
o Drive Cost Out initiatives through cross- functional team for the region.
o Ensure on time fulfillment by working closely with the ITO team, Projects team, Buying, Supplier Quality, manufacturing team & suppliers to meet the customer project requirements.
o Drive Growth Project initiatives to enhance entitlement growth
o Drive productivity opportunities with supply base to deliver cost out goals
o Partner with Component Teams to build should cost models for the region, taking into account Total Cost of Ownership (including all logistic costs) and support should cost based negotiations with suppliers by the Global Commodity Leader.
o Support RFQ process for the region to challenge current supply options using inputs from the Logistics team on out- bound logistics costs to deliver the lowest total delivered cost.
o Assess supplier capabilities and make recommendations on supplier acceptability
o Partner with Sourcing Quality to identify and qualify new suppliers for localization & Cost Out opportunities
o Implement sourcing standards including process & execution, synergies for Cost Out & drive sourcing metric and negotiate Supply Agreements / T&C with Suppliers.
o Partner with Commercial Operation, Engineering & Projects to set up Logistics execution strategies for the region & executing on them.
o Ensure supplier compliance with regulatory and reputation requirements
o Partner with Global Component teams , Product, Finance to develop Cost handbook for the region


o Bachelor of Engineering with 10+ years of experience in Sourcing.
o Excellent interpersonal communication and negotiation skills, with ability to influence at all levels of the organization
o Team Player
o Flexible attitude, willing to take on additional responsibilities
o Strong quantitative and analytical skills
o Strong PC and database management skills, including MS Office
o Fluent in English and Thai local language
o Technical know-how

Desired Characteristics

o Good interpersonal & relationship building skills.
o Excellent negotiations skills and analytical skills with the ability to manage projects with minimal supervision
o Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams
o Exposure and product understanding of Wind Business ( Wind Turbines, Tower Fabrication, Ocean freight, On carriage processes )
o Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in a fast paced, constantly evolving, participative environment
o Excellent financial, analytical, communication and influencing skills with the ability to solve problems and manage and build reports at all levels within an organization
o Experience in product localization.
o Understanding of Supplier capability
o Good oral and written communication skills
o Influencing skills
o A management degree