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NPI Sourcing Manager

Tualatin, Oregon
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton’s Controls Power Division-Transportation is hiring a NPI Sourcing Manager. The NPI Sourcing Manager will be based from our Tualatin, OR facility.
Position Overview:
The success of a new product launched to market is greatly determined by the NPI Buyer team’s effectiveness. Implementing the right sourcing solutions is the foundation for meeting our customer’s quality and delivery expectations while ensuring Eaton’s financial success. The NPI Sourcing Manager directs a team of NPI Buyers and liaises with Eaton’s Commodity Management to leverage Eaton’s strategic supply base.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Executes on Eaton specific policies and procedures (sourcing, supplier qualification, supplier monitoring etc).
  • Develops and executes on sourcing strategies related to NPI.
  • Directs NPI Buyers and Project Teams to ensure launches on time and meeting BOC profit margins related to purchased material.
  • Conducts regular costed BOM reviews with NPI Buyers and as required with Project Teams to understand BOM cost and sourcing strategies throughout the development phases.
  • Awards business to suppliers to ensure objectives of cost, quality, OTD, inventory, service and payment terms are met.
  • Liaises with Commodity Management to utilize Eaton strategic supplier base wherever possible
  • Directs NPI Buyers and Project Teams to allocate appropriate time in project schedules for supplier selection and qualification, tool development and PPAP. Build and direct cross-functional team for timely supplier qualification.
  • Ensures successful hand-over to Production Buyer by setting-up part master, PIR and source lists.
  • Develop strategic relationships with suppliers and facilitate meetings with Engineering to capitalize on supplier’s innovation power.
  • Supports NPI Quality Engineer to execute on supplier APQP process.
  • Negotiates and implement consignment agreements (Eaton or supplier site) and safety stocks with top spend items on BOMs.
  • Calculates total cost of acquisition and prepare and prepare cost comparison spreadsheets, taking inventory carrying, shipping costs, foreign exchange rates, duties etc. into account. Performs sensitivity analysis when required.
  • Owns supplier launch performance metrics (“scorecard”: PPAP effectiveness, OTD, Q, Cost Productivity, cash flow) and develop underperforming suppliers.
  • Develop understanding of supply markets of key commodities, in particular niche commodities that are not covered by Eaton Electrical Commodity Management


Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 2 years Sourcing experience
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee
  • No relocation will be offered for this position.  Only candidates who reside within a 50 mile radius of the Tualatin, OR facility will be considered for this position
  • No Sponsorship- Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. on an ongoing basis without company sponsorship. 
Position Criteria:
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Collaborates effectively with sourcing teams across the Eaton organization
  • Strong leadership skills to direct the NPI Buyer team
  • Builds positive relationships, internally and with supply base
  • Maintains a positive attitude under pressure
  • Makes data driven decisions
  • Exhibits sound technical understanding, engineering background an asset
  • Develops for timelines related to supplier sourcing/qualification, tool development and PPAP
  • Exhibits excellent analytical skills
  • Negotiates effectively with suppliers
  • Maintains a positive attitude towards
  • Understanding of PPAP process
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Experience with supply chain processes in SAP
  • Automotive Industry Experience
  • Five 5 years’ experience in a Sourcing role
  • Experience with power electronics sourcing experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Commodity Management Experience

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG CPD TAM

Job Level: Manager
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, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 045302