General Electric Senior Sourcing Counsel in Augusta, Maine

About Us:

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . 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.

Role Summary:

The Senior Sourcing Counsel will provide legal advice and guidance regarding a wide range of complex sourcing matters, including structuring, negotiating, and documenting transactions for the global procurement of materials, services and software, developing and implementing training and process improvement initiatives, and providing transactional risk assessment and compliance support.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Senior Sourcing Counsel, you will:

  • Manage complex issues, lead sourcing projects and contribute to development and fulfillment of GE Power’s sourcing strategy

  • Provide legal analysis and support for various sourcing transactions, including structuring, drafting, reviewing, and negotiating domestic and international purchase contracts and software licenses

  • Research and develop standard contract forms and other standard documents for purchase of goods, services and software

  • Develop and implement processes and procedures related to sourcing strategy and transactions

  • Provide identification of, and guidance regarding, regional, portfolio and transactional risks and risk mitigation

  • Provide strategic and tactical advice regarding contract interpretation, claims and disputes

  • Identify and lead projects to support business and sourcing strategic initiatives

  • Identify issues and provide advice and counsel regarding antitrust / competition law, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, environmental, regulatory and other compliance considerations as they may impact sourcing activity

  • Support risk, quality and other business initiatives

  • Develop and deliver training on legal, contract, process and compliance matters for sourcing and other business and legal personnel

  • Keep abreast of legal developments and regulations that impact sourcing activities

  • Communicate with personnel and management at all levels of the organization


  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school

  • Admitted to practice, and in good standing with, at least one U.S. State Bar

  • Minimum of 8 years of post-admission legal experience in a law firm or in-house counsel position


  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong legal acumen, including capability and substantial experience and success in drafting, negotiating, and closing complex business transactions, to include purchase and sale agreements and software licenses

  • Demonstrated ability to resolve legal issues quickly and effectively and make on-the-spot risk calls

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple matters in a global fast-moving environment, set priorities and drive projects and transactions to conclusion

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, together with the ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, influencing and leadership skills

  • Strong organizational, process improvement and project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to apply solid judgment clear thinking and business knowledge

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