2015 Commercial Leadership Program (CLP) at General Electric Power & Water

Location: Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Job Number:    2044448

    The Commercial Leadership Program (CLP) at GE Power & Water 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 & Water’s products and customers, while also making significant contributions to the business

Program Summary:

  • A two-year program providing on the job experience with four six-month rotations within the commercial functions of GE Power & Water
  • Exposure to a number of Energy 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
  • Strong networking with diverse group of CLPs around the world
  • Business depth within commercial functions of GE Power & Water
  • 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


  • Engineering degree or equivalent, preferably in Mechanical, Electrical, Power Systems, Systems or Industrial Engineering
  • Required experience as 2 – 3.5 years’ work experience in related industry preferred in sales and commercial operations
  • Internship, co-op, or full-time work experience in sales and/or the power generation business
    * Academic excellence
    * Demonstrated sales/people skills and/or aptitude.
    * Demonstrated interest in sales and the energy industry
    * The candidate must possess solid communication skills (both written and verbal).
    * Geographic mobility – Relevant work permit or work authorization required
    * Demonstrated computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
    * The candidate must be willing to work independently (after proper training) and be a self-starter
    * A valid NYSC discharge or exemption certificate will be required.
    * Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in Nigeria

Desired Characteristics:

  • Outstanding academic achievements (Top 25% of class) ·
  • Interest in sales ·
  • Geographic flexibility and global mindset ·
  • Strong oral and written communication skills ·
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills ·
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills ·
  • Able to coordinate many tasks concurrently

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the General Electric Commercial Leadership Program 


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