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Commodity Manager- Ferrous Castings

Southfield, Michigan; Galesburg, Michigan
Supply Chain / Logistics

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Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle Division is seeking a Commodity Manager.  The Commodity Manager will be based at our  Southfield, MI or Galesburg, MI facility. 
 
Position Overview:
As the Commodity Manager, you will be responsible for exhibiting your expertise in purchasing practices in commodity management for assigned commodities supporting Eaton’s North American Vehicle Group. The Commodity Manager is responsible for ensuring assigned suppliers/commodities meet quality, delivery, and specification requirements at the lowest possible costs. Identifies new suppliers, negotiates price, develops gaps closure initiatives, analyzes trends, understand cost drivers, and manages part design changes within functional area of responsibilities. Supports purchasing practices and commodity management team, and applies strong knowledge of purchasing to improve current processes. Provides support to all purchasing processes such as commodity strategy, contract management, sourcing and source selection, and cost out/negotiation.
 
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Establishes and leads supply chain teams in developing strategies to leverage Eaton’s regional buy, generate cost-outcome results, right size the supply base and improve quality and service performance.
  • Manages commodities/supplier relationships and opportunities for cost out and product/supplier improvement, while ensuring production, delivery and capacity requirements for all assigned commodity groups.
  • Applies skillful negotiations with internal customers and external suppliers; conducts problem resolution and settles disputes; develops win-win solutions, and creates positive relations with tact and expert judgment.
  • Possesses expert knowledge in the applications of purchasing processes and SCM tools necessary for continued purchasing process improvements and team support. Understands key cost drivers and leverages gaps to facilitate roadmaps for cost out.
  • Manages all assigned current production supplier contacts, business relationships and commercial responsibilities for assigned commodity base.
  • Develops and helps facilitate cost out projects and commodity strategic actions, while managing supplier requirements and new part requirements for commodity area.
  • Works with global commodity lead to leverage full scope of Eaton and applies that in generating regional commodity strategy
  • Possesses sound knowledge and applications skills of supply chain processes; also demonstrates  strong ability to analyze issues, work with cross-function teams and implement/communicate innovative resolutions.
  • Identify and implement innovative solutions to business problems, independently and through high-performance cross-functional teams.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of 7 years supply chain experience in a manufacturing organization
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
Position Criteria:
  • Strong oral/written communication skills
  • Demonstrated time management abilities and willingness to take initiative and drive results
  • Proven capability in cost modeling / gap creation
  • Proven track record of success in supplier negotiations

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 051926