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Commodity Lead, Supply Chain EMEA

Budapest, Hungary
Supply Chain / Logistics

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Job Description

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
 
Would you like to take part in challenging projects within a global company?  Eaton's EMEA Business Service Center in Budapest has an opening for a:
 
 
Commodity Lead, Supply Chain EMEA
Location: EMEA Business Service Center in Budapest, Hungary 
 
 
 
Primary functions:
Responsible to manage the development and the deployment of several direct material commodities for the Hydraulics Filtration division. Supported commodities will include castings, machined components, steel, filter fabric/material, plastics, subassemblies, and others. Total spend managed will be $20M USD.
 
This global role will assist in the development and management of sourcing strategies to position Filtration and execute those strategies to achieve growth, cost, quality and delivery goals. They will be responsible for managing the commodity in the sourcing, supplier selection and relationship building with key suppliers to leverage Eaton’s purchases. The Commodity Lead executes direct material cost out projects and strategies which requires global coordination with Supply Chain, Product Management, Operations and Engineering. 
 
Essential functions:
  • Responsible to manage the development and the deployment of several direct material commodities for the Hydraulics Filtration division. Supported commodities will include castings, machined components, steel, filter fabric/material, plastics, subassemblies, and others. Total spend managed will be $20M USD.
  • This global role will assist in the development and management of sourcing strategies to position Filtration and execute those strategies to achieve growth, cost, quality and delivery goals. They will be responsible for managing the commodity in the sourcing, supplier selection and relationship building with key suppliers. The Commodity Lead executes direct material cost out projects and strategies which requires global coordination with Supply Chain, Product Management, Operations and Engineering. 
  • Develop, plan, monitor and execute direct material cost down projects.
  • Implement and execute on global commodity sourcing strategies to effectively leverage Eaton’s global Filtration spend in conjunction with the Global Commodity Manager to deliver cost benefits.
  • Help keep commodity strategies aligned with latest internal and external environmental, market and economic factors.
  • Negotiates and manages key strategic supplier agreements,  cost negotiations and relationships
  • Manage the supplier quality interface (APQP) to ensure that PPAP requirements are understood and met, including assisting in issue resolution for components identified as “high risk.”  Interface with suppliers, product engineering, and the Eaton plant to drive on-time project completion. Work projects through ramp up and successful launch.
  • Manage the supplier identification and selection for New Product Development projects for assigned commodities.
  • Responsible to maintain supply continuity via risk identification and mitigation.
  • Develop positive relationships with suppliers and demonstrates Eaton’s ethics, values and philosophy.
  • Conducts Supplier Business Reviews with strategic suppliers on a regular basis.
  • Develop strong positive ethical relationships with suppliers & adhere to Eaton’s Code of Conduct

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Engineering from an accredited university
  • Minimum 3 years of Manufacturing, Engineering, or Supply Chain experience
  • Proficient in spoken and written English AND German.

Preferred:

  • Minimum 5 years of Supply Chain experience for a global manufacturer
  • Project Management experience
  • Buying and strategic procurement experience

Position Criteria:

  • Strong understanding of key commodities and their impact to the business
  • Demonstrated strategic thinker, capable of developing plans and actions to achieve targeted goals
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to lead project teams
  • Indirect leadership skills
  • Results and detail-oriented
  • Successful negotiator
  • Experience working globally and dealing with multi-national and off-shore suppliers
    Analytical thinking
     
What Eaton offers:
  • Eaton Business System offering various tools for management and people development
  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics is really important for us
  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team
  • Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day.
 
 
About Eaton:
Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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. At Eaton, we see things differently.
We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you.
For more information, visit www.eaton.com/careers

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: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: HYD Hydraulics Group

Job Level: Individual Contributor
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?: No
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 044874