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Supplier Development Engineer EMEA

Budapest, Hungary
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Primary functions:

Responsible for supplier quality systems/manufacturing capability assessment, Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP), and on-going performance improvement of suppliers for the Filtration business in EMEA region.


Essential functions:

  • Perform supplier capability assessments and SSAs as related to quality systems, process controls, manufacturing capabilities, and lean maturity.  
  • Actively support supply chain cost-out projects
  • Educate suppliers about Eaton supplier performance expectations.  Train suppliers for the deployment of quality systems tools and techniques. Educate suppliers about Eaton internal processes.
  • Lead internal 8D problem solving team related to defective purchase components. 
  • Lead supplier negotiations and sourcing projects for assigned commodities.
  • Monitor and communicate supplier performance to all key suppliers.
  • Support plants / buyers in the implementation of WISPER application, proper use of WISPER and timely resolution of data integrity issues
  • Work as liaison between suppliers and internal functions/plants (Engineering, Plants, Operations, Material Management, etc.) to clarify requirements, eliminate confusion, and improve definition of requirements.


  • Bachelors Mechanical or Industrial or other similar engineering fields.  Master of Science is a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Quality, Supplier Quality and/or Supplier Development
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Manufacturing
  • Fluent written and verbal English and minimum advanced level in German; additional Language skills are preferred


  • Five (5) years’ experience in Supplier Development
  • Five (5) years’ experience in Project Management
  • Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) and Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) is preferred
  • Knowledge of quality systems, methods and practices; ISO/TS 16949, APQP, FMEA, Control Plan, MSA, PPAP, SPC, 8Ds, 5WHY, Lean Manufacturing Tools & Techniques
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt or Black-Belt
  • Measurement methodology knowledge
  • Knowledge & experience with different metals commodities
  • Work experience with multi-cultural global supplier base
  • Through knowledge and experience in manufacturing processes: Turning and Machining, Sand Castings, Investment Castings, Forgings and Electrical Products

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: 044876