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Regional Materials Specialist

Van Wert, Ohio
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulics group has an opening for a  Regional Materials Specialist to be located at our facility in Van Wert, OH.
The Regional Materials Specialist is responsible for driving implementation of the Hydraulics standard material processes across the Americas Region. The position will support organizational development of the Materials team by deploying standard systems and processes and training the team members in their proper use.  The scope of this responsibility includes Materials Management Assessment gap closure actions, Replenishment Planning (especially Min-Max Deployment), Production Planning & scheduling, and Shop floor execution processes.
In summary, this individual will be a critical Materials Management Subject Matter Expert and will be a go-to resource for both planned and ad-hoc work to support our drive towards Materials Management Excellence.
Essential Functions:
  • You will drive the implementation of Min-Max replenishment at all sites (Internally & Externally)
  • You will enhance Material Replenishment tools, processes, & metrics
  • You will actively manage multiple projects that will include system/process/tool development, program launches, best practice import/export, etc
  • You will support the training and development of individuals and teams in all areas of Materials Management competencies
  • You will work with manufacturing sites on gap closure items identified in MMA assessment
  • You will manage continuous improvement projects, both site specific and Regional efforts
  • You will work collaboratively with related functions on continuous improvement efforts.  These include IT, Customer Scheduling, Product Planning, Finance, Global Materials, and Operations
  • You will act as a Regional point of contact for Materials System and Process launches
  • You will actively participate in the Regional Materials Management Council
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution is required
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in one or more functional area (Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Materials Management or Logistics) is required
  • Minimum 2 years of manufacturing/plant experience is required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with a major ERP system (e.g. Oracle, SAP, QAD) is required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • APICS CPIM certification
  • Expertise with an ERP system (e.g. Oracle, SAP, QAD)
  • Knowledge of Materials Management fundamentals, including: SIOP, Replenishment Planning (Min-Max, Kanban, MRP planning), Inventory Management, & Logistics
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal skills, including proficiency with standard office tools (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, etc). 
  • Ability to influence and impact: Must be credible and use data and analysis to make decisions and then support with action plans 
  • Ability to drive change and incorporate an acceptance to change
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: HYD Hydraulics Group

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 053340