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Eaton Leadership Development Program: Supply Chain (Master's/MBA)

Cleveland, Ohio
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

We make what matters work.
At Eaton, we believe that power, whether it’s electrical, hydraulic or mechanical power -- is a fundamental part of people’s lives. Technology, transportation, energy and infrastructure—these are things the world relies on every day. That’s why  we are dedicated to helping our customers across the world find new ways to manage power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. And we’re committed to improving people’s lives, the communities where we live and work, and the planet our future generations will depend on. Because that’s what really matters–and  we’re here to make sure it works.
While our vision is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services, our culture and what we value can be represented in six essential leadership attributes expected of all Eaton employees.
  • We’re ethical -- we play by the rules and act with integrity.
  • We’re passionate -- we care deeply about what we do. We set high expectations and we perform.
  • We’re accountable -- we seek responsibility and take ownership. We  do what we say.
  • We’re efficient -- we value speed and simplicity.
  • We’re transparent -- we say what we think. We make it okay to disagree.
  • We learn – we are curious, adaptable, and willing to teach what we know.
You want to make an impact in the world. At Eaton, we’re solving some of the toughest challenges on the planet. Our Early Talent Programs ensure that you have a multitude of opportunities to make an impact across a global organization. Participants in our Early Talent Programs work to solve real-world challenges while developing the skills required to lead at the next level. Early Talent assignments hold true significance to our businesses. In turn, participants gain enriching and diverse experiences and work side by side with experienced leaders to power their careers.
What sets our Early Talent Programs apart:
  • Each individual’s development experience is customized to help participants reach their potential; no two participants will have the same experience or set of roles throughout the program. The majority of participants will work in multiple locations and businesses.
  • Participants receive cross-functional exposure. They have opportunities to build their skills and try on different roles early in their career, ultimately maximizing their potential for consideration for a variety of future roles.
  • By keeping our programs small and selective, we are able to make hiring decisions based on each candidate’s unique skill set and high potential.
  • The opportunity to learn from senior leaders is a part of the fabric of every experience.
Your career matters – and we’re here to make it work. Are you ready?
About Eaton:
As a  power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion, Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. We have  approximately 95,000 employees across the world, and sell products to customers in more than 175 countries.
Position Overview:
Eaton Leadership Development Program – Supply Chain Management (SCMLDP) is designed to accelerate the development of future Supply Chain leaders by providing participants functional leadership experiences that enable them to learn, contribute, and integrate with the organization. The program is ideal for recent MBA or Masters in Supply Chain Management graduates who have a proven track record of excellent academic performance and are passionate about pursuing a career in supply chain management within a manufacturing environment. 

Eaton’s SCMLDP provides an exciting 24-month program consisting of two, twelve-month rotational assignments in different locations across the United States. To provide a well-rounded experience, at least one of the assignments will include responsibilities within one of Eaton’s manufacturing operation facilities. In each of the assignments, participants are provided with significant on-the-job professional and leadership responsibilities. These experiences are complimented by a program-specific learning curriculum.

The assignments will provide SCMLDP participants with:
  • Exposure to project management, strategic supply sourcing / commodity management, logistics, trade management, new product development, materials management, or supplier development.
  • Presentations and networking opportunities with the senior SCM leadership team.
  • Development opportunities through structured learning events with current program participants and alumni.
    Upon successful completion of the program, alumni have transitioned to key SCM roles across Eaton’s businesses including: materials managers, SCM program managers, commodity managers, senior buyers, and other SCM leadership roles as identified by the current business needs.


Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements):
  • Currently possess or will have obtained an MBA or Master degree in Supply Chain Management from an accredited institution with a graduation date no later than August 2018
  • A minimum of 4 years of post-collegiate work experience with at least 1 year of supply chain work experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship
  • Geographical flexibility to relocate within the United States for the duration of the Development Program
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Desire for a career in Supply Chain Management in manufacturing environment
  • Strong analytical, writing, and presentation skills
  • High potential/high interest to develop as future leader within the supply chain/operations organization
  • Demonstrated leadership experience within campus and/or the community

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Entry Level
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 044172