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Indirect Sourcing Lead (m/f/d)

Lead the Indirect Sourcing team in Berlin at Renewable Energy Grid Solutions. Drive cost reduction initiatives and manage global sourcing strategies. Fluent in English and German.

GE Vernova
GE Vernova
Berlin, Germany  UTC+01:00   On-site   Full Time   10000+   25 days ago

About GE Vernova

Company Overview

GE Vernova

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

2023

Business Model

Renewable Utilities

Electricity generation, including power from hydro, gas, nuclear, and steam sources; manufacturing of wind turbine blades; grid solutions, power conversion, solar, and storage solutions.

Electricity sales, product manufacturing and related services.

Locations & Geography

Operates in over 100 countries around the world 🌍

Significant contributions to global renewable energy capacity and advanced technology in energy systems.

Company Culture

"To electrify the world and help decarbonize it." Committed to leading the energy transition and enhancing quality of life globally.

Emphasizes innovation, collaboration, and sustainability.

Focus on advanced research, consulting services, and financial solutions supporting employee growth and expertise in energy systems.

Activities & Projects

GE Vernova is involved in several major projects including the development of the world's longest, most advanced wind turbine blade, the LM 107.0P.

Introduction of GridOS to navigate new grid realities, and pioneering work in renewable energy technology.

Committed to achieving carbon neutrality in facilities and operations by 2030, with ongoing innovations in renewable energy and sustainable practices.

Career Opportunities

Diverse opportunities in digital technology, engineering, manufacturing, project management, and sales among others.

Offers comprehensive benefits including health insurance, flexible working hours, and a focus on employee well-being.

Contact Information

LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram

Careers at GE Vernova

The Indirect Sourcing Lead will work closely with assigned Sourcing Manager, business and sites as the local owner for assigned segment(s). He/She/They will be the primary source of contact for leading large RFQs related to indirect commodities for own assigned regions/countries to reach deflation targets. He/She/They will also drive usage reduction initiatives within indirect commodities. These responsibilities include the execution of strategies to ensure realization of the business objectives specific to Indirect Sourcing responsibilities aligning with Grid Global Indirect Sourcing leaders, Global Commodity leaders and GEV Category Team.

Essential General Responsibilities

  • Proactively lead the deployment of the global sourcing strategies at the local level to meet overall deflation and productivity objectives within the assigned locations. Fully accountable for successfully meeting deflation, cash and usage targets for assigned locations.
  • Execute regional cost reduction projects that support the global projects through contract negotiation, process changes, and implementation of sustainable cost controls, including collaboration with Finance to validate the impact of projects to the general ledger, utilizing iSave and other tools.
  • Develop and execute long term, local/regional strategies to align with business plans and objectives within various sub-commodities across GE for spend areas not addressed by GE Preferred Suppliers.
  • Manage / actively support tactical execution of projects, escalations due to delivery / quality issues, invoicing / payable issues, database management, improve payment terms, assist internal customers with SOW development through to PO execution (as necessary).
  • Drive use of GE Preferred Suppliers and work with Business Sourcing/ Category Management teams to communicate demand for goods or services not currently addressed by GE Preferred Suppliers.
  • Participate in GE Global Operations Sourcing initiatives to leverage best practices; partner with other regional Indirect Sourcing Leaders within GRID, GE Grid Global Commodity Leaders and GE Vernova Category Management to maximize synergies and global supplier management.
  • 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.
  • Engage with GE GRID Commodity leaders and Local Business leaders to leverage volume and combine strategies on deflation and cash improvements for all suppliers.

Scope

  • Indirect commodities in the scope are: Labor, Facility Management, IT, Travel, and Professional Services. Commodities covered can be changed, reduced or enlarged depending on the business need
  • Scope regions are: Germany, Netherlands and Poland ( other regions could be added )

Qualifications / Requirements

Hard skills

  • Bachelor ‘s degree in Sourcing, Business or Engineering (Preferred Masters’ degree)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience
  • Proven Sourcing Experience (preferred Indirect)
  • Desired experience in managing key commodities such as Temp Labour (Office and factory workers) and complex Engineering contracts/Statement of Work with both Time and material and work package approaches.
  • Broad competence in sourcing analyses, data mindset
  • Strong contracting background
  • Good understanding of international Business & Sourcing

Soft Skills

  • Very good communication and negotiation skills
  • Autonomous
  • Team player and networker
  • Innovative & creative; major change agent
  • Resilient, sees setbacks as opportunities.
  • Integrity
  • Fluency in English and German

What we offer

  • Working in a growing international team within Grid Systems Integration with extensive development opportunities.
  • A key role in a dynamic, international working environment with a large degree of flexibility of work arrangements
  • Competitive benefits

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About the role

May 29, 2024

Full Time

Company

Nov 28, 2024

On-site

Berlin, Germany

5+ years

UTC+01:00

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