General Electric Lead Commodity Specialist - IT in Budapest, Hungary

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Role Summary:

Owns one or more T1 or T2 commodities in a Country (<$100M) (ie.e Mexico, Brazil, UK, USA, etc) in which the commodities are not complex

Owns multiple T3 commodities across a region

Defines local strategy to align with global strategy

Manages one or more T1 or T2 commodities in a Country (<$100M) (i.e. Mexico, Brazil, UK, USA, etc.) in which the commodities are not complex or owns multiple T3 commodities across a region;

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development & execution of the global sourcing strategies at the local level that deliver a competitive advantage driving the strategic supplier initiatives; supplier selection, development, and supplier consolidation to ensure sourcing optimization and overall supplier

  • Execute regional cost reduction projects that support the global projects through contract negotiation, process changes, and implementation of sustainable cost controls, including collaboration with Finance to validate the impact of projects and contract negotiations to the general ledger

  • Monitor supplier quality and delivery performance and develop improvement strategies to ensure business needs are met

  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure sourced goods and services meets the business needs

  • Research, analyze and synthesize industry, market, spend, risk and commodity data to make recommendations on approach and strategy

  • Partner with Deploy organization to ensure appropriate support, fulfillment and quality requirements meet business expectations


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, or Finance or equivalent experience

  • Significant experience in Sourcing, Operations, Supply Chain and/or Commercial background

Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or Engineering or equivalent experience

  • Strong analytical Skills

  • Lean Six Sigma certified

  • GE Leadership Program

  • Demonstrated team player with a strong initiative to win

  • Aggressive self-starter

  • Demonstrated professional oral/written communication and negotiation skills

  • Strong project management

  • Working knowledge of ERP/ SSP systems

  • Experience with RFQ implementation and execution

  • History with supplier base consolidation

  • Successful applicant will be legally eligible to enter into an employment relationship under the laws of Hungary

Locations: Hungary; Budapest

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