Strategy & Operations Leader at GE (Cincinnati, OH)

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Job Description Summary
This Strategy & Operations role is accountable for Airfoils sourcing strategy to meet business needs across the organization. This role will manage complex sourcing and value stream issues, establishing short and long-term planning, and contribute to the overall Aviation sourcing business strategy and initiatives. Interprets internal and external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Lead strategic initiatives and operating rhythms for the Airfoils commodity.
  • Own sourcing specific processes and tools. Review and improve processes. Work on special initiatives.
  • Utilize change management and collaboration skills to lead change across the commodity. Work across the organizational matrix to understand strategy/vision, translate into actions, and execute the business process improvement.
  • Lead quarterly strategy sessions with Airfoils team. Lead strategy and growth playbook reviews for our commodity - value steam and sourcing annual strategy reviews.
  • Work closely with commercial leaders and technical leaders on part family and supplier strategy, technology roadmap, and supplier development. Together, create the 1 | 3 | 5-year road map and RAIL.
  • Influence organizational KPI and operating rhythms to prioritize safety, people, quality, delivery, and cost.
  • Create and improve Airfoils commodity processes such as tooling asset management, pull production with suppliers, supplier relationship scorecard, quarterly business reviews, indirect material management, etc
  • Skilled influencer, able to communicate complex messages to others. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus.
  • Leverage analytics and has the ability to evaluate quality of information received to question conflicting data for analysis.
  • Understand supplier contracts, may be part of supplier negotiations, identifying commercial opportunities and/or selecting suppliers.


Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or institution
  • A minimum of 5 years in Sourcing


Desired Characteristics
  • Sourcing Competencies - Skilled in Change Management, Lean, Supplier Management, Customer Management, and Value Generation.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence across organizations - Sourcing, Fulfillment, Planning, Engineering, Quality, Product Line Customers
  • Ability to drive process improvements with data and problem solving tools.
  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, accountable
  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively
  • Uses high level of judgment to make decisions and handle complex problems or projects.
  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative.
  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn
  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively
  • Focused: quick learner, 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: Yes
More Information on GE
GE operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Boston, MA. GE was founded in 1892. It has 223333 total employees. To see all 86 open jobs at GE, click here.
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