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Senior Category Manager- Digital Technology Aviation

Company name
General Electric Company

Cincinnati, OH, United States

Employment Type

It, Energy

Posted on
Jun 02,2019

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Role Summary:The Senior Category Leader is responsible to implement and manage assigned Sourcing commodities at a global level by providing improved customer service and controllership that aligns to the overall sourcing strategy.

Essential Responsibilities:

Work directly with internal sourcing clients, compliance leadership, functional owners and CIO/CDO teams to ensure operational effectiveness within an outsourced environment

• Supplier management of service deliverables, costs and performance metrics

Responsible for the IT commodity family and sub- commodities (IT services, software, telecom, hardware) across the Aviation business

Drive and lead cost out initiatives to support business deflation, usage, cost avoidance, and Business COE targets (workouts, negotiations)

Develop and implement the GOS vision in all major IT/Telecom work streams across Aviation.

Lead projects & initiatives

Play a lead contributor role in the development of strategy and execution across the COE

Shape & implement a global IT Sourcing strategy for CIO and CDO Teams

Drive CAP (Change Acceleration Process) across the business COE and incorporate industry best practices as aid and support

Create synergies between P&L’s and across poles (US, EU, Asia, etc…)

Lead and Manage the OCDB contracts management initiative as part of the COE scope. Simplify and automate the current process to drive compliance, standardization and cost out

Lead initiatives to lean and improve usage of purchasing centers across the Aviation business

Identify improvement opportunities and enhancements to our purchasing processes & systems

Help shape the monitoring & control of processes & systems related to supplier maintenance activities

Develop a supplier rating program by leveraging industry and cross GE best practices

Lead cash initiatives to improve days to pay across the business


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college or a high school diploma/GED with at least 8 years relevant experience

8 years of experience in IT, IT Sourcing, or IT Program Management

Desired Characteristics:

Demonstrated ability to influence in a matrixed organization

Demonstrated competency in strategic thinking and leadership with strong relationship management ability

Demonstrated customer focus – evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer; builds strong customer relationships; creates processes with customer viewpoint; partners with customers to help shape their future initiatives.

Strong analytical, strong problem solving skills.

Communicates in a clear and succinct manner and effectively evaluates information/data to make decisions; anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve; creates actionable strategies and operational plans.

Change oriented – actively generates process improvements; champions and drives change initiatives; confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways, balances multiple and competing priorities and executes accordingly

Aggressive execution and undaunted by challenges.

Excels and delivers results under tight, pressure filled timelines.

About Us:GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

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 drug screen (as applicable).Additional Locations:United States;Ohio;Cincinnati;

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