Commercial Leadership Program (CLP) at GE Power Sub-Saharan Africa (Cameroon)

Posted : 13 February, 2020
Location : Yaoundé, Cameroun
Category : Commercial, Sales, Business Development
Job type : Full Time


Commercial Leadership Program (CLP)

Role Summary:

The Commercial Leadership Program (CLP) at GE Power develops sales and commercial leaders through challenging rotational assignments and a rigorous training curriculum. CLP prepares its members for off-program placement in challenging commercial roles by providing the opportunity to learn about GE Power’s products and customers, while also making significant contributions to the business.

Essential Responsibilities:

Program Summary

  • A two-year program providing on the job experience with four six-month rotations within the commercial functions of GE Power
  • Exposure to different businesses, products, and leaders
  • World-class training in sales, leadership, and business skills. Program participants strengthen their commercial, business, and leadership skills by completing an intensive curriculum of classroom, hands-on, and online training

Program Benefits

  • World-class CLP Program
  • Personalized rotation planning with challenging assignments
  • Formal mentoring and coaching by senior management
  • Rich networking with diverse group of CLPs around the world
  • Business depth within commercial functions of GE Power
  • Preparation of contract documentation (sales contracts, specs, technical specs)

Program Content:

Throughout the two years duration of the program, the assignments will vary depending on business requirements and the off-program role objectives. However, the CLP can expect the following responsibilities at one point or another of the program:

  • Development of competitive proposals and strategies, including risk mitigation and compliance, to support the Sales team in the region
  • Understand local market dynamics
  • Identification and management of commercial risks across the project scope
  • Responsible for contract management, proposal development, risk and mitigation management
  • Personal world-class training – online, hands-on, and in the Classroom

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or relevant science degree, preferably in Mechanical, Electrical, Power Systems, or Industrial Engineering
  • Prior intern or co-op experience, or relevant work experience (0-3 years) preferably in sales, sales support or marketing in the Energy industry
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Academic excellence; minimum 3.0 cumulative overall GPA or better (out of 4.0)
  • Demonstrated interest in sales and the energy industry
  • Fluent English is required
  • Geographic mobility - Relevant work permit or work authorization required
  • Legal authorization to work in the country/region where the business is hiring is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to coordinate many tasks concurrently
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to motivate others

About Us:

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.

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