North America Sourcing Director, ( 21-5025)

Business Operations Atlanta, Georgia Remote, United States


Job Summary:

The Sourcing Director I will be responsible for partnering with the regional and field operations teams, in addition to providing leadership, guidance and support to regional sourcing team members towards the goal of driving goods/services timely fulfillment and cost competitiveness. Will guide the regional sourcing team in activities including supplier negotiations, sourcing playbook strategies development, Purchase Order fulfillment administration in alignment with outage procurement plans. Will also manage regional implementation of commodity strategies given a global approach and alignment to established global standards, processes, practices, and tools. Will provide regional sourcing insights and support to Operations Directors, Service Directors and Resource Directors (key stakeholders) including presentment of recommendations of strategic preferred supplier panels/partnerships, while managing key performance indicators (cost-out/savings, cash improvement) and performance health metrics (end-to-end purchasing transactions and order/PO administration – including but not limited to Open POs, Requester Goods Receipt due diligence and Goods Receipt not invoiced (GRNI) supplier follow up, etc.)) and in the timely resolution of accounts payable holds, and remediation of supplier assigned NCRs, or other supplier relationships actions deemed appropriate to benefit FieldCore.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead regional sourcing activities and initiatives in accordance with global sourcing processes, guidelines, and practices
  • Lead, develop and coach a team of Buyers, Purchasing Agents and Commodity Managers
  • Serve as the regional sourcing strategic point of contact by partnering with regional general managers in operations, productivity, EHS, Finance and Quality
  • Manage the long-term business relationships with suppliers, demonstrating sound principles of cultivating broad knowledge of supplier’s capabilities and performance history to drive successful business decisions and outcomes.
  • Own the development and execution of the regional suppliers sourcing strategies and sourcing playbook.
  • Identify and define best-in-class regional supply base, when deploying sourcing strategies and lead and/or manage major regional supplier negotiations with key suppliers.
  • Advise and support regional sourcing team in the timely sourcing, fulfillment and implementation of quality goods/services supplier engagement strategies which deliver cost savings, cash benefit, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Deploy sound sourcing practices, including but not limited to: should cost analysis, clean-sheeting, make-vs-buy, market/industry analysis, cost driver assessments, linear pricing, EOQ, experience curve, Kraljic matrix assessments and supports supply chain risk mitigation efforts (both financial/commercial, quality, safety and supply chain continuity).
  • Participate in cross functional regional team initiatives towards supplier performance optimization, including managing accountabilities given regional supplier contractual obligations (i.e., partners cross-functionally with Regional Operations, Productivity, Resource Operations, Quality, EHS, Finance, etc.).
  • Engage and collaborate with other cross-regional Sourcing team colleagues given defined global initiatives and/or sharing of best practices.
  • Leverage Sourcing expertise to provide inputs in the formulation of tools and processes supporting robust analytics
  • Lead the development of regional external market assessments, and evaluate savings initiatives of regional sourcing team based upon sound cost validations on competitiveness given total costs of ownership and/or cash benefit valuations
  • Accountable for the realization of established annualized KPI (savings targets, cash benefits, or other as defined) and Performance Health metrics.
  • Travel required
  • May be assigned other duties to help proactively drive our FieldCore vision and align with our organization’s core values.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, or similar related area
  • 11+ years of experience in procurement, sourcing, and/or supply chain skills across multiple categories/commodities
  • 7+ years of management experience in building and retaining a cohesive collaborating and high performing team
  • 6+ years of experience in commodity category sourcing strategies and best practices (i.e., clean-sheeting, should-cost and supplier market assessments, supplier relationship management, supplier optimization, etc.)
  • Experience in LEAN principles and/or Six Sigma continuous improvement
  • Thorough knowledge of sourcing end-to-end systems, practices, processes and tools, including understanding of supplier quality management and supplier compliance
  • English proficiency required

Desired Characteristics:

  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage priorities and objectives with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and execute on goals and objectives in a fast-paced environment given multiple demands/requirements
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, along with creative thought leadership skills
  • Effective project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to influence and negotiate in a matrixed organizational structure
  • Ability to work well across international time-zones and partner effectively with diverse cultures, talents and varied skillsets
  • Embrace and promote the FieldCore leadership behaviors – Act with Humility, Lead with Transparency and Deliver with Focus
  • Attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills
  • Depth of knowledge and broad business acumen across multiple industries and/or functional areas including various commodity/category areas
  • Ability to build connections with key stakeholders, cold-source alternative suppliers, and establish credibility when building engagement and collaborative input from others in order to formulate the best decision and course of actions possible
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, including the ability to generate and work with Excel models

About FieldCore:

FieldCore, a GE company, is an independent, industrial field services organization focused on World-Class Execution across the power generation sector. Our team includes more than 10,000 of the foremost experts in field services all focused on one thing; delivering excellent outcomes for our customers. Our Core Values of Safety, Integrity, Quality and Inclusion are the foundation of everything we do to empower the people who power the world. For more information visit our website

FieldCore is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law