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Sourcing Manager SSA At Global Growth Organization

Date Posted: 22/Jun/2014
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Engineering
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

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Posted Position Title: Sourcing Manager SSA
Career Level: Experienced
Function: Business Management
Function Segment: Executive Management
Location: Angola, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa
U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces:
City: Nairobi
Postal Code: 00100
Relocation Assistance: No

Role Summary/Purpose:

The Sourcing Manager demonstrates accountability for functional, businesses and broad objectives across SSA. In this role you will integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the organization, manage complex issues within functional area of expertise, be involved in long-term planning, and contribute to the overall business strategy in Africa.

Essential Responsibilities:

- Develop, plan, and manage programs to meet GE purchasing commitments in Sourcing

- Manage the complete purchasing and contract administration functions as required to meet program commitments

- Develop sourcing strategy targets on quality, price, delivery and service necessary to meet requirements

- Implement and maintain a quality improvement process targeting reduction in product variation and product losses using key management tools

- Collaborate with managers in setting realistic and challenging operational goals and contribute to their accomplishments

- Periodically prepare and implement work plans

- Manage Buyers/Contract Administrators in fulfilling purchasing commitments and organize the appropriate program plans

- Provide for the evaluation of vendor quotations utilizing appropriate negotiation and purchasing analysis techniques and implementation of proper contracts with emphasis on quality, price, delivery, and service necessary to meet requirements

- Provide for evaluation of suppliers’ capabilities and identification of appropriate items to buy

- Provide support to GE Marketing and Sales in their proposal efforts

- Lead commodity Sourcing with accountability over direct/indirect buy, and cost reduction targets

- Develop, implement and lead overall supplier strategy for commodity area, including simplification, ensuring sourcing process integrity, and optimize productivity, quality and fulfillment

- Set sourcing strategy and lead a team with strong process responsibility to develop complex and comprehensive supplier/buyer contractual relationships to meet the business needs

- Ensure supplier compliance with regulatory and reputation requirements

- Partner with Supplier to drive quality initiatives for Sourcing

- Responsible for people management in the department


- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college

- At least 10 years of cognate experience in a Sourcing position

- Willingness and ability to travel 40% of the time

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
Desired Characteristics:

- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
- Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily
- Knowledge of GE Department of Defense procedures
- Negotiation expertise is preferred

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