Job Description Summary
Negotiate with dedicated providers according to specific policies. Achieve the best contractual conditions while also ensuring internal customer satisfaction.
In-depth understanding of key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work. In-depth understanding of how work of own team integrates with other teams and contributes to the area.
This role will be focused mainly on Francophone countries in Africa but will also have to work on projects across Africa based on business needs.
Roles and Responsibilities
Work with the projects team to set up the correct budgets for external spend based on sourcing policies.
The PSL will also be required to improve cash in the business by negotiating favorable pay terms as per business policies.
May use multiple internal sources outside of own team to arrive at decisions.
Place and follow-up on POs. Manage relationships with suppliers for PO execution. Manage problems and schedule changes. Update ERP.
May lead small projects with low risks and resource requirements.
Provides informal guidance to new team members. Explains complex information to others in straightforward situations.
Activities require professional judgment, but may require more senior levels of guidance.
Has ability to prioritize information for data analysis. Uses technical experience and analytical thinking. Uses multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own team to arrive at decisions.
CPM or APICS certification.
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business , Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) or Engineering.
Strong understanding of technical requirements related to all GE Power’s products.
Fully conversant with cost out tools, processes including enhanced RFQ, payment terms, supplier alignment and training, supplier selection, supplier optimization and supplier performance monitoring.
Strong quantitative and data analysis skills.
Strong project management and process improvement skills, a change agent with ability to influence at all levels of the organization.
Drives simplicity in process / business and removes bureaucracy.
Results driven and ability to work in different cultures. Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills