Brilliant Factory Director

Greenville, South Carolina
29 Oct 2016
19 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
As the Brilliant Factory Director , you will be responsible for information technology solution delivery and project execution/implementation for GE Power initiatives fostering alignment of information technology with operations technology. This candidate will partner closely with various Functional Leaders and IT organizations to drive lean process/simplification and digitization efforts.

Essential Responsibilities

In the role of Brilliant Factory Director, you will:
  • Partner with supply chain and engineering to define and implement the "Brilliant Factory" strategy for GE Power
  • Manage a team of 8-10 direct resources to support North American Manufacturing plants for Gas Powered Services along with have over all Brilliant Factory leadership across GE Power
  • Lead your to team to define standards and processes for shop floor digitization that meet the business' present and future needs and facilitates rapid and repeatable deployments
  • Lead a team that provides delivery of digitization solutions
  • Deliver multiple projects; manage issues, roadblocks, dependencies, overlaps, over-scopes
  • Identify risk mitigation strategies, take early action to resolve issues and address impacts
  • Provide status updates at all levels of the organization according to the communication plan
  • Manage contingent labor resources and coordinate their delivery while maximizing insourcing of key roles
  • Manage budget and project financials and contracts associated with programs or initiatives for your team
  • Liaise with Digital Technology, Global Research, and Advanced Manufacturing along with executive Supply Chain, Engineering leaders to drive business outcomes
  • Deliver and implement brilliant factory solutions on the factory floor and across the supply chain network


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or other related discipline from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience working in a combination Information Technology, Operations Technology, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, & Sourcing.
  • A minimum of 5 years Experience leading 6-10 direct resources

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

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 background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Understanding of Supply Chain, Manufacturing Execution, Engineering and / or Operations Management
  • Sourcing, Logistics, & International Trade Compliance experience
  • IoT experience
  • Hands on experience in a manufacturing environment, MES, Product Lifecycle Management, Model Based Enterprise / Manufacturing
  • Experience with GE Proficy GE Predix product suite and Historian or similar applications
  • Established project management and organizational abilities
  • Proven leadership skills in both business planning and information technology
  • Strong interpersonal, communications, and leadership skills
  • Knowledge of Change Acceleration Process (CAP)
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated abilities to function in team environment as both a leader and member
  • Working in a matrix organization and global delivery model
  • Proven analytical and problem resolution skills
  • ITLP Graduate / CAS graduate / EIMP
  • Lean and/or Six Sigma certification or equivalent quality certification
  • ERP and/or MES implementation experience
  • Manufacturing and/or GSCM operations experience
  • Experience in facility development, start-up, or transfer of work
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional environment and effectively interface with all levels of the organization and customers
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to identify critical issues
  • Strong propensity for excelling in a demanding environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Able to adapt to ever changing priorities

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