GE Recruits Specialist 1 - Supplier Management

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GE is recruiting to fill the below position of:

Job Title: Specialist 1 - Supplier Management

Job Number: 1745257
Location: IIkoyi - Lagos, Nigeria

Role Summary/Purpose:
Liaise with department leader and global commodity managers to execute the indirect commodity strategy as the local owner to achieve deflation, cash flow, and controllership goals
Essential Responsibilities:

    Manage supplier contracts, supply agreements, and e-auctions with preferred suppliers to ensure that market trends, supplier performance, and future business needs are aligned
    Execute global commodity contracts for a moderate group of suppliers, with varying levels of complexity
    Manage competitive negotiations to drive deflation with the global supply base, while meeting capacity and quality requirements
    Evaluate and select new suppliers, develop existing suppliers, and overall supplier management
    Define and drive use of preferred suppliers plus develop alternate sources to reduce single and sole sources
    Interacts with site teams to understand business needs and develop supply chain strategies that optimize total requirements
    Collaborate with supporting resources (engineering, quality, global supply chain, and regional teams) to achieve plan, ensure adequate cycle time to procure material and services, and escalate critical materials from supplier base to meet customer demands
    Develop technical and market expertise in commodity area
    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
    Closely monitor supplier performance to plan and work with the suppliers to manage any required recovery plans / actions
    Hold regular reviews with suppliers
    Conduct Capacity Audits; track any Red Flags that impede supplier performance and control revisions at Suppliers
    Ensure any quality issues have the appropriate focus
    Develop process to look upstream for pending requirements to ensure sourcing given adequate cycle to procure material
    Support the company’s business strategy as defined through G&Os and business operating mechanisms.
    Coordinate identification and standardization of process, equipment, training and skill requirements
    Drive process and operational optimization at suppliers to meet fulfilment targets
    Drive sourcing initiatives (fulfilment, cost productivity, lead times, capacity, digitization, quality)
    Communicate at all levels of a matrix organization on implementation status
    Perform all other business related tasks as assigned


    Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited college university
    Minimum of 2 years in Supply Chain and or operational roles
    Knowledge of GE Oil & Gas, Power & Water products and services
    Demonstrated ability to work with internal and external customers
    Strong project management skills
    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    Willingness and ability to travel regionally and globally

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
Desired Characteristics:

    Demonstrated negotiation skills, contracting expertise, and business law knowledge
    Working knowledge of sourcing buy to pay processes
    Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills
    Proactive self-starter and change agent
    Cross functional, matrixed, and international team experience
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    Effectively communicate across all organizational levels, departments, and functions
    Proven project management and process improvement skills
    Aptitude with analytical tools (ex. Excel, Access); specific skills should include: data-mining, pivot tables, data manipulation
    Ability to perform scenario analysis
    Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
    Demonstrated success in working in a multifunctional / matrix team as part of a solution based service process
    Proven ability to interpret internal and external customer requirements and identify business needs

Application Closing Date
7th May, 2013

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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