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Sourcing Engineer

Shanghai Shi, China
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description


Responsible for managing global sourcing commodities, developing commodity/supplier strategies aligned with global strategy, leading supplier selection and sourcing process, engage in contract management and strategic cost-out activities. 

This position reports to Purchasing Supervisor for VG.


·        Identify appropriate suppliers  in pre-defined country to support VG global sourcing strategy

·        Working together with VG commodity manages to select supplier based on its technology/price/quality and service.

·        Market trend study for key commodities to support global sourcing strategy making

·        Execute RFQ  with potential suppliers, facilitate the technical clarifications between supplier and oversea plants

·        Negotiate and implement agreements and contracts

·        Overall supplier management to ensure smooth supply and timely communicate with oversea plant for supplier issue and work on the resolution

·        Drive cost out with “export” supplier to meet annual cost out target by hard negotiation, IDEAs submission, VA/VE etc.

·        Communicate significant market shifts and supplier issues to all internal customers.

·        Interface between the suppliers in the country / region of activity and Eaton VG Group globally to ensure supply quality and compliance with Eaton required standards is assured.


  • Bachelor Degree and above.
  • 3 years above of commodity management experience in automotive industry;
  • Excellent project management and communication skills.
  • Full proficiency in both written and spoken English
  • Strong Negotiation skills.
  • Skilled in the area of Supplier Management, such as contract management, sourcing process management. Supplier development knowledge is also a plus, i.e. 6 sigma, PPAP, APQP process. 
  • Experience in supporting Americas or European factories for sourcing from North Asia, including the co-ordination with global commodity managers and product engineers in the Americas or Europe, and supporting commercial supplier negotiations.

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: Corporate Sector

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: 048286