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Supplier Development Engineer EMEA

Budapest, Hungary
Supply Chain / Logistics


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
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:
Supplier Development Engineer EMEA
Location: EMEA Business Service Center in Budapest, Hungary 
Primary functions:
Responsible for supplier quality systems/manufacturing capability assessment, Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP), and on-going performance improvement of suppliers in terms of quality, delivery, continuous improvement, and operational alignment with Eaton manufacturing plants and SCM organization for the Filtration business in EMEA region. Work with EMEA Filtration plants on supplier performance tracking and reporting.
In addition, this role will perform some sourcing tasks including cost negotiations and leading sourcing projects.
Essential functions:
  • Perform supplier capability assessments and SSAs as related to quality systems, process controls, manufacturing capabilities, and lean maturity.  Publish audit report outlining non-conformities, opportunities for improvement, and work closely with suppliers to plan / implement appropriate and timely corrective actions. 
  • Actively support supply chain cost-out projects in leading Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP) process with suppliers, manufacturing plants, and engineering for on-time PPAP submission approval.
  • Educate suppliers about Eaton supplier performance expectations.  Train suppliers for the deployment of quality systems tools and techniques such as 8D problem solving, Process Capability Study, FMEA, Control Plan, MSA, PPAP, SPC and Continuous Improvement in terms of material flow. 
  • Lead internal 8D problem solving team related to defective purchase components.  Work closely with suppliers, Eaton manufacturing plant, engineering, and supply chain organization in root cause analysis and timely interim and permanent corrective actions implementation through SPIP process.
  • 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
  • Lead in publishing & communicating progress against SCM goals and facilitate improvements.
  • 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
  • Solid written and verbal English and German language skills


  • Through knowledge of quality systems, methods and practices; ISO/TS 16949, APQP, FMEA, Control Plan, MSA, PPAP, SPC, 8Ds, 5WHY, Lean Manufacturing Tools & Techniques
  • Work experience with multi-cultural global supplier base


Position Criteria:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams
  • Self-Starter with proven ability to drive improvement, meet timelines and objectives
  • Must be able to effectively communicate to a diverse group of stakeholders including senior management, operations and supply chain management.
  • Results oriented. Must demonstrate a bias for action and implementation.
  • Professional functional experiences in following areas: needs / specifications gathering, supplier recommendation & selection, transition planning, program deployment, supplier management incl supplier relationship and supplier performance management.


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

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