Information Management Leadership Program [IMLP]
About the Program
IMLP is designed to serve as a pipeline for Information Management Leaders for GE. The program seeks to develop the leadership skills, business mastery, and change management expertise as these skills are critical for the functioning and success of the IT function within GE. The duration of this program is 24 months and includes four specific assignments, coupled with intense classroom and distance learning opportunities, in technology, leadership, and Six Sigma. The objective of these learning opportunities is to expose program participants to the use of Six Sigma methodologies, to solve complex business problems, as well as give an exposure to networking design, client-server applications, systems integration, Web development, GroupWare, and enterprise system implementations (ORACLE or other), which facilitates professional and technical growth. The program is uniquely suited for people with strong technical/analytical acumen combined with broad business interests. IMLP consistently develops GE's next generation of leaders in Information Management. IMLP graduates emerge with a strong technical foundation, solid project management skills, sharpened business acumen, and the ability to lead.
The IMLP requires candidates with a strong record of academic achievements, significant leadership roles, and relevant work experience. Demonstrated analytical approach to problem solving, strong communication skills, and coursework or related experience in a programming language are also required. IMLP candidates are required to have a Masters degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Management (with specialization in systems), with a maximum of two years of relevant work experience in the area of Information Technology. The program also encourages people with no work experience to apply.
What it takes to join:
It's important that your strong interest in technical applications is balanced with business acumen. Therefore, the screen used to evaluate IMLPs are as follows:
- Superior academic achievements
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Solid analytical skills
- Relevant work experience
- Strong interpersonal skills
- A business orientation and a commitment to the team concept
Above all, you should be a high achiever prepared to join a company dedicated to technical leadership across an incredibly diverse range of businesses.
Life on the Program
The IMLP is an intensive jump-start program specializing in technical and leadership courses. The 4 unique 6-month rotations put participants through different areas of a GE business and prepare them thoroughly for key technical and leadership positions. Upon successful completion of the program, you'll be a candidate for a wide range of challenging and rewarding Information Management opportunities. As you'll quickly discover, the skills you develop through IMLP will be in great demand in GE's diverse businesses around the globe. Your first position after the program will be with the GE business, which sponsors you on the program and in the country that you join the business. However, this is not a limiting factor for IMLPS since GE encourages its leadership talent to work across many GE businesses….You could also be one of the IMLP graduates invited to join the GE Audit Staff, where you'll develop an in-depth understanding of business processes while gaining a broad business perspective. Depending upon your goals, your career path may take you to related positions in other functional sectors of GE businesses, where your Information Management background can make a significant contribution.
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