GM, Global Sourcing, ( 22-6179)

Business Operations Atlanta, Georgia


Location: Atlanta, GA

Role Summary/Purpose

The Executive GM, Global Sourcing role will lead our global sourcing organization to drive competitive advantage in field services fulfillment operations, including supplier quality & delivery, compliance, cost savings & efficiency, and continuous improvement.  Reporting into our COO and part of the executive leadership team, this global leadership role is responsible for a global strategy to ensure safety, quality, delivery and cost productivity across global sourcing operations, in support of a $1.7B services enterprise. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop the overall sourcing vision and strategy for the company, including execution of short-term goals and long-term direction, for a global sourcing organization with 80+ employees worldwide, and total annual spend of ~500M.
  • Foster relationships with Region General Managers and their teams, and drives overall direction of global sourcing management
  • Drive a positive organization culture, with strong front-line leadership, empowerment, and connectivity across regions
  • Develop and maintain on-going relationships with key suppliers, and establish effective programs to ensure “best in class” supplier performance
  • Communicate and drive metrics with regions and senior management, including insightful analytics to support improved year over year sourcing fulfillment
  • Manage standards globally for inflation control and cost reduction
  • Lead the identification, selection and negotiations with new and current suppliers, in order to get the best conditions and find new alternatives of purchase
  • Drive global compliance to standards, agreements, and policies for global sourcing organization
  • Formulate and deploy procedures governing all aspects of materials procurement, and supplier development, in support of global operational excellence
  • Lead organization transformation activities involving integration of teams, processes, systems and suppliers
  • Partner closely with GE Power to leverage contracts, terms, agreements, & scale for global buy
  • Provide guidance to tactical procurement teams; ensure process integrity through compliance with internal policies and controls.
  • Prioritize and execute an evolving portfolio of strategic sourcing initiatives, to drive cost reduction and ensure capacity and supply continuity
  • Work with business leaders to develop a comprehensive approach to sourcing budget and spend management
  • Provide in-depth analysis and planning to implement continuous improvement within sourcing across the enterprise
  • Develop and implement strategies covering commodities, services and supplier processes throughout a global enterprise to deliver maximum cost savings, leverage, and standardization
  • Build & empower great leaders to drive teamwork, collaboration, and partnership across the enterprise as a competitive, global procurement function
  • Develop and maintain a savings reporting mechanism with Finance, understood and accepted by the user departments
  • Develop an actionable performance measurement system for Safety, Quality, Deliver and Cost / Cash in supplier selection & ongoing relationship management.
  • Drive a culture of lean across the global sourcing organization; create standard work along with daily management where appropriate to focus on SQDC
  • 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 forecasts and budgets
Required Qualifications & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Finance, Business Administration, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management or similar related area
  • 15 or more years professional experience in sourcing, services, quality, supply chain management, engineering, operations management, lean, or similar field
  • 10 or more years of global or regional senior leadership experience, leading matrixed and direct teams of employees
  • English proficiency required
Desired Characteristics
  • MBA or Master’s degree in Engineering, Finance, Business Administration, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management or similar related area
  • Services experience in the power, energy, industrial, construction sector preferred
  • Knowledge of power generation field operations and services, and awareness of current portfolio of GE power equipment (gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, controls, aero turbines, wind turbines)
  • Membership in ISM (NAPM), with professional certification as a CPM preferred
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, listening, & people skills.
  • Culture shaper and builder. Able to drive a positive, teaming environment globally & cross functionally.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment, influence and motivate diverse teams to achieve a unified goal
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization, as well as external organizations
  • High energy, vocal proponent for simplification and leaning of processes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills to include cost and price modeling, value analysis, and ROI
  • Strong business savvy and financial acumen
  • Skills in budgeting, scheduling, and task/cost optimization
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction
  • Ability to focus on satisfying internal & external customer requirements and obtaining and responding to customer feedback
  • Lean practitioner & mindset. Ability to drive a culture of lean in operations, including standard work, daily management, continuous improvement, etc.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated ERP skills including familiarity with SAP
  • Some travel required

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.