Regional Category Manager at Eaton (Detroit, MI)

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Eaton's Vehicle Sector is currently seeking a Regional Category Manager (Forging, Powder Metal components, & Cold Forming) to join our team. This position can be based at our Southfield, MI, Galesburg, MI or Marshall, MI facilities. A hybrid work schedule will be permitted if located within 50 miles of these three locations. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Position Overview:

This position will lead the development, management and oversight of common platforms of standard supply chain processes; and develop regional strategies through consensus building to implement cost-effective improvements for Eaton Vehicle Group.

Our supply chain management team creates bottom-line impact by driving cost management, supplier base resilience and operational benefits. Within our supply chain, the Regional Category Manager - Forging, Powder Metal components & Cold forming supports the development and deployment of the global category strategies of these categories cover North America and south America.

In this role, you will drive towards optimal conditions (cost, commercial, quality, delivery, innovation, VAVE) for these categories by leveraging synergies across businesses & Products, categories & regional and driving the "One Supply Chain" philosophy.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It's where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential-and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:
  • Develop strategic initiatives to facilitate cross-business synergies across a rationalized set of global and regional preferred supplier partners.
  • Support the new win by provide a competitive direct material cost & on time deliver the qualified project requirement.
  • Design and drive a best strategy for the mixed business requirement (Like JVs + Eaton)
  • Negotiate and manage key strategic supplier contracts and relationships.
  • Continuously look for opportunities to drive and change into a Digitalized business environment.
  • Review, approve, monitor and report compliance to category agreements and strategies based upon Eaton SCM strategic directions.
  • Develop innovative business solutions, forecast commodity projections and provide mitigation actions as applicable to ensure key metrics for the procurement function (Cost Out, DPO, Diversity Spend, etc.) are achieved.
  • Develop global communication plans and share new planning tools, methods, technical analysis, standards and procurement opportunities with senior management that are aligned with SCM/Eaton strategic plans and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Benchmark procurement processes to develop and implement best practices throughout Eaton and Supply Chain Management.
  • Ensure compliance of suppliers with Eaton SCM Sustainability Programs, Go GREEN initiatives and SCM policies.
  • Plan, prepare and execute annual profit planning for the owned spend, and support execution with the business cross functional teams.
  • Lead Supplier Business Reviews with strategic suppliers annually.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we - as individuals and as a company - are stronger.

Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in supply chain management, engineering or business administration from an accredited institution required
  • 5 years of purchasing experience or 10 years of total supply chain experience e.g. supply chain, sourcing, commodity management, materials, logistics required
  • Minimum of 5 years of Supply Chain Management experience within the Automotive Industry is required
  • Ability to work in the United States on an ongoing basis without sponsorship now or in the future
  • No relocation benefit will be provided. All candidates must reside within a 50 mile radius of Southfield, Michigan, Galesburg, Michigan, or Marshall, Michigan. Hybrid work schedule will be permitted if located w/in 50 miles of one of these three Eaton Vehicle locations

Preferred qualifications:
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from an accredited institution
  • Experience with SCM program and commodity management functions
  • Prior experience negotiating with global suppliers
  • Prior experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders, including senior management (internally and externally)
  • Prior experience deploying commodity strategies and/or driving cost-out
  • Knowledge of or experience with industrial manufacturing processes
  • Prior experience with machined or forged metallic components


We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.

  • Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)
  • Healthcare/retirement savings programs
  • Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance
  • Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs
  • Donation matching (U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico)


At Eaton, we know that good benefit plans are important to employees and their families. In addition to a competitive base salary, Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits. Click here for more detail: Eaton Benefits at a Glance.

Eaton considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with local laws. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your job search, application or interview process, please call 412-893-3600 or send an email to: [email protected]

What you will get from us

Eaton's mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power - more safely, more efficiently and more reliably. Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each day. It's where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential-and where you can help us reach ours. Eaton's 2020 revenues were $17.9 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 85,000 employees.

We make work exciting, engaging and meaningful for our employees through our dedication to tackling some of the toughest power management challenges on the planet and by never losing sight of what matters. Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed. We pledge to always foster a diverse and inclusive environment, including inclusion resource groups that bring together employees who share a common purpose, interest or background. In the past year, our company has received top employment recognition by the Human Rights Campaign and almost fifty percent of our Board of Directors represented diverse groups. When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we - as individuals and as a company - are stronger.

We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the recent announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company's operations by at least 50 percent by 2030. We are ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and committed to learning. We are confident we can deliver on our promise to improve the quality of life and the environment because of the attributes that our employees embody.

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America - US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes - Hybrid
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
More Information on Eaton
Eaton operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Syracuse, NY, North Charleston, SC, Glendale Heights, IL, Tualatin, OR, Shawnee, OK, Raleigh, NC, Fayetteville, NC, Smyrna, GA, Arden, NC, Moon Township, PA, Beachwood, OH, Cleveland, OH, Southfield, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, South Bend, IN, Menomonee Falls, Village of, WI, Eden Prarie, MN and Mountain Home, AR. Eaton was founded in 1911. It has 51594 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 260 open jobs at Eaton, click here.
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