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Director, Global Logistics Procurement

Dublin, Ireland
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
Eaton Corporation is currently seeking a Director, Global Logistics Procurement to join our team. This position is based at our Dublin, Ie facility.
Our supply chain management team creates bottom-line impact by driving cost management and operational benefits. Within our supply chain management team, the Director, Global Logistics Procurement is responsible for all of Eaton’s global logistics procurement including both the logistics IPO (International Procurement Office in Dublin) and all procurement activities globally. In this role, you will develop, deploy and maintain sourcing strategy for all Logistics categories in alignment with senior stakeholders, regional SCM teams and project managers to ensure an uninterrupted and timely supply of materials & services at optimum quality, service and cost. Managing over 700m of freight spend, 100+m of DC / consolidation centers with third parties, the scope of this role will include a Make-Buy process as Eaton looks towards its next five years of distribution center re-design. You will identify future opportunities for growth and build and maintain strong strategic relationships with top logistics companies.
Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.
  • You will develop long term commodity strategic plans, create commodity metrics and ensure commodity strategies are aligned and deployed
  • You will manage a group of Category Leads with the intention to standardize category spend whilst reducing costs across all operating units
  • You will lead discussions on supply base consolidation / optimization, policy in respect to usage / demand and risk & inflation mitigation strategies tailored and as appropriate for each given commodity.
  • You will ensure regular and meaningful benchmarking studies regarding tools / approaches and market dynamics for each category
  • You will review, approve, monitor and report compliance against commodity agreements and strategies based upon Eaton SCM strategic directions
  • You will present to senior management new planning tools, methods, technical analysis, standards and procurement opportunities that are aligned with SCM/Eaton strategic plans and cost reduction initiatives
  • You will ensure the Eaton tax model in Dublin is preserved and directly own and manage the tax requirements


Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 7 years’ management experience for a multinational manufacturing organization                          
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering        from an accredited university
  • MBA from an accredited university
  • 3-5 years’ professional experience in Project Management, Lean, Six Sigma, Supplier Souring or General Management
  • 7-10 years’ professional experience in supervisory management capacity for large multinational manufacturing organization in procurement or logistics leadership
  • 5-7 years’ professional experience managing multiple purchase sectors across a number of divisions/complex organization                    
Position Criteria
  • Strong communication skills, with English (spoken and written) required and second / third languages advantageous although not essential
  • Computer literate with high levels of capability & comfort utilizing office productivity tools, including video conferencing, etc.
  • Experience of working across cultures. Experience & knowledge of purchase and finance processes
  • Experience & knowledge and a proven track record in supply chain improvements
  • Accomplished in negotiation skills                                                              
  • Strong strategic and planning experience within a multinational corporation                                
  • Understands technical specifications, product performance requirements, manufacturing processes, and end user expectations
  • Possesses strong negotiation and supplier management skills
  • Awareness of other functional roles and responsibilities and how they support enterprise and business objectives
  • Knowledge of labor industry trends and risks
  • Experience in the utilization of automated tools including eProcurement platforms and reverse auctions
  • Awareness in  international tax, duty, tariff implications for global commodities

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: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Director
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?: International relocation – worldwide
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 052708