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Senior Sourcing Manager

  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Posted Date: 1/6/2018 10:02:13 AM
  • Job #: 3015552
  • Location(s): Argentina; Buenos Aires


About Us:
Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions.

We deploy minds and machines to enhance customer productivity, safety and environmental stewardship, while minimizing costs and risks at every step of the energy value chain.

With operations in over 120 countries, we infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

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Role Summary:
The Senior Sourcing Manager demonstrates accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives. This role will integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the organization, manage complex issues within functional area of expertise, be involved in long-term planning, and contribute to the overall business strategy. The scope of this position will be BHGE Southern Cone.


Essential Responsibilities:
  • Develop, plan, and manage programs to meet BHGE Southern Cone purchasing commitments in Sourcing
  • Manage the complete purchasing and contract administration functions as required to meet program commitments
  • Develop sourcing strategy targets on quality, price, delivery, and service necessary to meet requirements
  • Implement and maintain a quality improvement process targeting reduction in product variation and product losses using key management tools
  • Collaborate with manager in setting realistic and challenging operational goals, and contribute to their accomplishment
  • Periodically prepare and implement supporting work plans
  • Manage Buyer/Contract Administrators in fulfilling purchasing commitments and organize the appropriate program plans
  • Provide for the evaluation of vendor quotations utilizing appropriate negotiation and purchasing analysis techniques and implementation of proper contracts with
    emphasis on quality, price, delivery, and service necessary to meet requirements
  • Provide for evaluation of suppliers’ capabilities and identification of appropriate items to buy
  • Provide support to BHGE Southern Cone PL's and functions in their proposal efforts
  • Lead commodity Sourcing with accountability over direct/indirect buy, and cost reduction targets
  • Develop, implement and lead overall supplier strategy for commodity area, including simplification, ensuring sourcing process integrity, and optimize productivity, quality and fulfillment
  • Set sourcing strategy and lead a team with strong process responsibility to develop complex and comprehensive supplier/buyer contractual relationships to meet the business needs
  • Ensure supplier compliance with regulatory and reputation requirements
  • Partner with Supplier Quality to drive quality initiatives for Sourcing
  • Oversee moderately complex strategic sourcing projects, defined as primary projects of substantial monetary value, and develops formal supplier agreements
    and contracts
  • Monitor BHGE and supplier compliance and performance against established contracts and processes
  • Propose and implement improvements to sourcing policies


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • At least 10 additional years of experience in a Sourcing/Procurement position developed in Oil & Gas Market, including 4+ years experience in a leadership role
  • SAP knowledge and experience required
  • Plant experience
  • Six Sigma Certification preferred
  • Strong negotiation and contract skills
  • Strong alliance management skills
  • Must be able to adapt to changing priorities
  • Excellent ability to communicate with internal customers and suppliers
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft office systems
  • Thorough knowledge of Master Supply Agreement (MSA) content and structure, including, but not limited to, legal terms and conditions,transportation INCO terms, payment terms, SOX compliance, and, import and export regulations
  • Must be able to validate successful negotiation history


Desired Characteristics:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily
  • Strong negotiation expertise
  • Fluent in English & Spanish


Locations: Argentina; Buenos Aires

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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