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Global Category Leader - Labor & Professional Services

Company: General Electric
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

The Global Category Leader- Labor and Professional Services is responsible for leading strategic sourcing activities across all aspects of GE Gas Power Spend for Labor Services and Professional Services. This includes taking strategic ownership of entire category spend, developing strategies to reduce total cost of ownership including vendor management, demand management, and governance/compliance to achieve initial step change TCO reduction and ongoing year-over-year improvements. The Global Category Leader will work with the regional category management teams to set global strategy, coordinate sourcing efforts and policy, and execute initiatives. This will also involve partnering with GE functional stakeholders in Business Sourcing, Operations, Supply-Chain, Corporate, and other functions to drive TCO reduction while delivering excellent service levels to the organization.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

* Oversee development/ execution of strategies through the sourcing process for specific Category Group of spend areas * Champion and secure TCO reductions for Labor Services and Professional Services * Develop and oversee VMO process for assigned spend categories(e.g., upgrade should-cost analysis capabilities, work closely with functions -Engineering, Finance, HR, etc.) * Oversee end-to-end Sourcing process: strategy, market analysis, negotiation process (RFXs), supplier selection and contract creation, and buy channel management * Lead and manage multi-functional stakeholder teams on specific strategic sourcing initiatives or projects * Drive best practices * Measure and track internal performance within each spend category Monitor strategy implementation to ensure benefit realization * Drive annual productivity improvements in each spend category * Drive value through supplier relationship management

Required Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college; Minimum of 7 years' experience in Sourcing, Operations, Supply Chain, Commercial, or equivalent consulting experience.

Desired Characteristics

* MBA or Bachelor's degree in Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or Engineering * Category management/sourcing experience in a multinational company * Track record of driving step change improvement in sourcing or similar functions * Strong analytical skills(spend analytics, should-cost analysis, market R&I) * Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)Demonstrated negotiations skills * Aggressive self-starter * Collaborative mindset * Strong project management skills * Experience with RFQ implementation and execution * Working knowledge of ERP/ SSS systems

The salary range for this position is $115,000 - $165,000. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate's experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus of up to 15%. Available health and welfare benefits include healthcare, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage; savings account options (such as a Health Care Flexible Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account); and an employee assistance program. Additional benefits include a defined contribution 401(k) plan, employee life insurance, optional dependent life insurance, employee accidental death or dismemberment insurance coverage, salary continuance program benefits for disability, optional long-term disability, pre-tax transportation/commuter program, paid holidays, paid time off, parental leave, a layoff plan for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement program, use of Cariloop, adoption assistance, optional identity theft prevention insurance, optional personal legal assistance, and optional personal excess liability insurance

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

Keywords: General Electric, Schenectady , Global Category Leader - Labor & Professional Services, Other , Schenectady, New York

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