Region Sourcing Director - North America

FieldCore - Atlanta, GA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $120,000 - $160,000 a year
EducationSkills
FieldCore, a GE company, is a new, independent industrial field services company that will deliver the highest standard of field services excellence and capabilities for GE and its customers. FieldCore will bring together the field services expertise and people from both Granite Services and GE’s Power Services into one powerhouse. Driven by the values of safety, quality, and integrity, FieldCore will be built to deliver operational excellence for customers in the power generation, oil & gas, nuclear, and wind power markets. For more information, check out www.fieldcore.com

Role Summary/Purpose

The Sourcing Director will develop and lead a first class global sourcing team to lead the efforts related to driving competitive advantage and cost savings. The Sourcing Director will use his/her expert knowledge of the creation and management of leveraged agreements, the management of key supplier and customer relationships, and the effective execution of commodity planning and management processes to successfully implement, execute, and comply with global procurement and commodity/spend category strategies, contracts, processes, and policies. The Sourcing Director will provide leadership, guidance and support to a global Sourcing team consisting of Buyers, Senior Buyers, Sourcing Managers Purchasing Agents, and Commodity Managers who identify Regional/Global leverage opportunities.

Essential Function

Develop the overall sourcing vision for the company, including execution of short term goals and long term direction
Foster relationships with suppliers and communicates the vision to elicit them as partners in the new direction of global sourcing management
Develop and maintain on-going relationships with key suppliers, and establishes effective programs and to ensure “best in class” supplier performance
Lead the identification, selection and negotiations with the new and current vendors and suppliers in order to get the best conditions and find new alternatives of purchase
Control resources and policy formation for global sourcing
Formulate and deploy procedures governing all aspects of materials procurement, and supplier development supporting global operational excellence, customer satisfaction, and operating philosophy initiatives
Provide in-depth analysis and planning to Implement continuous improvement processes within the supply chain group, as well as with suppliers
Develop and implement commodity and supply chain strategies covering all commodities, services and supplier processes throughout a global enterprise to deliver maximum cost saving, leverage, and standardization
Provide leadership to managers, supervisors, high-potential and high-performing staff and implements strategies to become a more competitive procurement function, driving enhanced economic value to the enterprise
Implement and manage risk programs globally
Develop and maintain a savings reporting mechanism with Finance which is understood and accepted by the user departments
Produce regular reports on performance and provide comprehensive management information and in-depth analysis when requested including spend analysis, savings secured and potential savings for forecast and budgets
Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications/Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Finance, Business Administration or similar related area
11+ years professional sourcing and supply chain experience
6+ years managing and developing multi-discipline teams, preferably with international reach across multiple service types
Membership in ISM (NAPM), with professional certification as a CPM preferred
Energy, construction, engineering or related experience is preferred
Must possess a solid understanding of supplier management practices and have experience with large-scale system implementations
Desired Characteristics

Strong analytical skills to include cost and price modeling, value analysis, and ROI
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
Ability to sustain exemplary knowledge of ecommerce, supply chain management, and ERP system technology as they evolve
Ability to focus on satisfying internal customer requirements and obtaining and responding to internal customer feedback
Demonstrated self-initiative and decision making skills
Demonstrated project management skills
Demonstrated ERP skills including familiarity with Oracle
Ability to deal effectively with all employees and external business contacts while conveying a positive, service oriented attitude
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Ability to maintain complete confidentiality and discretion in business relationships and exercise sound business judgment
Some travel required
English proficiency required