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Senior Supplier Development Leader

  • GE Aviation - 500 jobs
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Remote, Oregon, United States

Job Description Summary The Senior Sourcing Supplier Development Leader will be responsible for driving structured problem solving, leading continuous improvement activities, and improving overall supplier capability. Supplier capability engagements will include assessing supplier growth and improvement areas operationally and technically and driving supplier development activities including lean training and kaizen at suppliers and assisting in the creation of supplier development (action) plans. You will evaluate cost out opportunities and manufacturing processes utilizing lean manufacturing tools.

This role will require 35%-50% travel.
This role is eligible for remote work.

Job Description
Essential Responsibilities: As the Senior Sourcing Supplier Development Leader, key responsibilities will include:

  • Represent GE with external suppliers; build and use these relationships to improve adoption of GE initiatives at the supplier
  • Deliver GE and industry updates with supplier leadership teams
  • Triage supplier performance and executions issues, diagnosing primary contributors and root cause, then leading the supplier through a structured problem-solving approach
  • Work in a team environment to develop processes, tools, and training needed for supplier improvement in performance and execution
  • Partner with supplier resources to develop plans to improve their overall capability
  • Write and help execute supplier development plans
  • Review and improve supplier manufacturing processes
  • Develop strategies to meet the quality, fulfillment, and productivity requirements of the business
  • Have authority within the network of experts and in project teams
  • Manage cost reduction projects
  • Present product / program strategies, Sourcing roadmaps, risks and recommendations to senior leaders (EB and SEB) across GE
  • Input and influence decisions within own discipline and area
  • Communicate recommendations and solutions across direct organization and with cross-functional partner organizations
  • Involved in complex decision making, sometimes with external parties
  • Regularly advise management in the function and/or in the business
  • Has a supportive role in decision making about important strategy and subjects
  • Act frequently as a project leader in projects involving the business and other functions


Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 5 years of manufacturing shop experience or similar


Desired Characteristics
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable speaking and teaching in front of large groups
  • Experience in lean manufacturing and project management
  • Shop leadership experience
  • Sourcing experience
  • Project management and strategic initiative experience
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs and projects
  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs
  • Established project management skills
  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn
  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively
  • Focused: quick leaner, strategically prioritizes work, committed
  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative
  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker


This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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Posted 2 Aug 2022

Closes 1 Sep 2022

Ref: R3651359

This job was posted to: Project manager

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