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Lead Category Management Specialist- Digital Technology Aviation

Company name
General Electric Company

Cincinnati, OH, United States

Employment Type

Project Management, Energy

Posted on
Jun 04,2019

Valid Through
Sep 17,2019

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Role Summary:The Lead Category Management Specialist is responsible to implement and manage assigned Sourcing commodities at either Global or Regional level by providing improved customer service and controllership that aligns to the overall sourcing strategy for GE Aviation.

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

Support 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

Support 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

Support 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 5 years relevant experience

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

Desired Characteristics:

Demonstrated ability to influence in a matrix ed organization

Strong negotiation and contracting skills

Experience in operations and sourcing in 1 or more GE businesses

Experience in IT / Telecom commodity or IT related contract management

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification or equivalent experience (GE Employees Only)

GE Program graduate with operational or IT experience preferred

Demonstrated project management experience (develop, plan and manage execution to designed deliverable s)

Experience managing global, shared service delivery in an outsourced supplier model (customer service, transnational processes, initiatives, reporting and metrics)

Flexible schedule to accommodate global time zones

Knowledge of GE tools and technology (for example: Support Central workflows, Supplier

Master File processes)

Buyer or ERP experience and knowledge (understand PO process, invoice/pay processes and routines)

Strong oral and written communication skills

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to effectively influence & lead change

Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily

Strategic ability to formulate concepts and mobilize with actionable plans

Proven skills to analyze and connect functional and technical requirements to meet process routines

Strong skill proficiency in MS Excel, data analysis

Quality focused to manage standard models, as well as outliers for unique/required variation

Controller-ship and compliance mindset (transnational and process integrity)

Excellent time management, prioritization skills

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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