Eaton Careers

Director, Customer Support

Arden, North Carolina


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical North American Sales Organization is seeking a Director Customer Support. The position will be based at our Arden, NC (Avery Creek) location and report to the Vice President of Sales Operations. 


Position Overview:


The Director, Customer Support is responsible for leading, setting the vision, and driving enterprise customer support strategies across Electrical Sector customer support teams in the US directly serving 6 divisions (Power Distribution and Control Assemblies, Commercial Distribution and Product Assemblies, Industrial Controls and Protection, Control Protection, Residential Wiring and Electrical Systems and Services with sales over $5B.  This position includes global responsibilities leading the Queretaro, Mexico Eaton Care Shared Service Center, which provides support services to all Eaton Electrical America's businesses including the 6 divisions previously mentioned plus Bussmann, Lighting, Power Quality, Crouse Hinds, B-Line, as well as supporting sales of NEMA products shipped internationally, and leading two India based support organizations.     


The Director, Customer Support is the site leader for the Avery Creek, NC location which includes customer support teams, technical support, a project management organization, IT, light manufacturing, EHS, and division headquarters.


Essential Responsibilities:



·        Directly manage North American Sales’ customer support organizations – EatonCare Distribution and Control (MOEM, EOEM, Technical Resource Center, Commercial Support, Global Support), Pune technical support, and L&T support.   Directly manage the Electrical America's Queretaro, Mexico Eaton Care Shared Service Center.

·        Set the vision and drive enterprise customer support strategies across North American Sales support teams.   Drive consistency across businesses to provide a “one Eaton” experience for customers.

·        Engage with Electrical America division leaders and North American Sales leadership to grow the Queretaro Eaton Care Service Center and leverage resources across all businesses.  Increase productivity and insure high quality services.

·        Partner with North American Sales field sales to meet top line and profit objectives.  Develop and implement a framework for delivering and measuring year over year customer support productivity improvements, process harmonization and cost reduction.

·        Serve as the site leader for the Avery Creek, NC location including customer support teams, technical support, a project management organization, IT, light manufacturing, EHS, and division headquarters

·        Motivate and build a high performance culture.   Build organizational capability to serve as the bench for field sales positions.  Hire and develop personnel who can advance to the selling organization prepared to immediately make an impact on sales.

·        Implement leading edge technologies, processes, and tools to best serve customers and field sales.   Leverage Eaton’s Front End Programs in e-commerce, order center, Customer Relationship Management (CRM/Case), and contact center. 

·        Lead customer support Initiatives to develop and implement a consistent customer support vision and strategy across all Electrical Sector Electrical Products Group and Electrical Systems and Services businesses (impacts over 700 customer support employees).   Drive consensus across divisions for enterprise programs and keep abreast of leading edge customer support technologies and processes.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited institution
  • Minimum (10) years of customer support, sales, engineering, or marketing experience
  • Prior people management experience
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • 10 years of electrical industry experience



Position Criteria:


·         Strong leadership and communication skills across business boundaries

·         Ability to motivate and influence direct and indirect resources

·         Ability to drive process improvements and effectively manage change

·         Ability to set strategic vision; passionately communicate and implement it

·         Knowledge and experience with multiple Eaton businesses

·         Drive for results

·         Ability to interact with field sales leaders in support of customers

·         Ability to positively interact with customers.

·         Strong organizational skills

·         Knowledge of systems and processes

·         Knowledge of electrical products and applications

·         Understanding of division operations and ability to work effectively with plant personnel





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: Sales

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: MCO Marketing Commercial Operations

Job Level: Executive
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 United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 052984