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Commodity Specialist Raw Materials & Turned Parts

Budapest, Hungary; Slovak Republic Slovakia; Romania; Poland
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton Industrial Sector has an opening for :
Commodity Specialist  Raw Materials & Turned Parts
Location: Hungary - Budapest
Responsible to manage the development and the deployment of the Direct material commodities for hydraulics components / Raw Material & Turned Parts, purchased by Hydraulics group in EMEA region, in alignment with the Global Commodity Management team to ensure an uninterrupted and timely supply of direct materials & services that meet the organization’s costs goals (cost out, economics) and performance goals (on-time delivery OTD, quality DPPM, payment OTD).
Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for managing the Commodity in the sourcing, supplier selection and relationship building with key suppliers to leverage Eaton’s purchases, reduce cost and improve supplier performance with the support of global and regional procurement organizations.
  • Develop, align and deploy effective direct material commodity management across Hydraulics group in the EMEA region with responsibility to positively impact associated annual commodity spend – delivering annual value in terms of cost out, inflation mitigation, performance and process improvement. Commodity management must encompass Eaton business requirements, market forces, positioning of the commodity, supplier relationship and performance management approach, cost breakdown –  cost models – cost out opportunities, risk analysis including barriers to change.
  • Monitor market evolution; perform market intelligence research including global sourcing opportunities and currency fluctuations as well as future trends both technical and environmental. Commodity strategies also to closely align with Hydraulics EMEA’s strategic plan and manufacturing strategies
  • Leverage Eaton Hydraulics' spend and optimize Supply processes in order to achieve year over year cost out requirements, and improve supplier performance (delivery, quality and payment) throughout the supply chain
  • Classify supplier into “Strategic”, “Preferred”, “Approved”, “Tactical “ and coordinate execution of plants to convert spend to either “Strategic” or “Preferred” supply base. Measure and address non-compliance in usage
  • Coordinated the sourcing activities for the Commodity:
  • Negotiates and manages region-wide contracts with Suppliers, conduct reverse auctions where appropriate.
  • Drive regional supply consolidation.
  • Build and maintain supplier relationship; introduce supplier collaboration where appropriate.
  • Assist Eaton plants in negotiating difficult situations, winning concessions without damaging relationships. Settles differences with a minimum of conflict, while being forceful, diplomatic and gaining trust
  • Build and maintain positive strong relationships and performance management structure with strategic supply base.
  • Develop key suppliers to achieve financial and performance targets.
  • Monitor supplier capacity and address gaps proactively and efficiently.
  • Organize and lead Quarterly Business Review with the key Suppliers.
  • Develop an Action plan by key supplier and follow up action items, drive continuous improvement and translate into a Pipeline of cost out projects.
  • Support innovation; identify, build business case, submit and implement efficient supply chain management solutions, structures, programs, technologies and systems
  • Actively participate to the EMEA Procurement Council for Hydraulics by providing inputs in the development, improvement, implementation and enforcement of Procurement initiatives. Identify and report non-compliance and opportunities for improvement, working with Operations to drive consensus and alignment.


  • Supply chain management, engineering or business degree preferred.
  • Min 5 years’ experience with significant direct experience in managing procurement, supply and spend management. Demonstrated success in the development and execution of Commodity strategies and driving year over year cost-out. Knowledge of global sourcing, material planning & replenishment models, international & domestic transportation, global trade regulations.
  • Ability to understand the business needs, technical and functional requirements at plant and regional level
  • Knowledge of cost drivers –  Understanding of market conditions ; Understands technical specifications, product performance requirements, supply chain processes, and end user expectations
  • Possesses knowledge of Industry trends and risks, incl. regulatory environment
  • Professional functional experiences in following areas: needs / specifications gathering, bidding, negotiation, supplier recommendation & selection, transition planning, program deployment, supplier management incl supplier relationship and supplier performance management. Area of focus may include business continuity planning & risk mitigation.
  • Ability to develop and negotiate effective commercial contracts on behalf of Eaton.
  • Understands international Trade Management implication, incl tax, duty and customs tariff implications
What Eaton offers:
Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team
Excellent working environment – safety and ethics is really important for us
Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day.
Learning & Development- We invest in our employees for the long term – not just with salary and benefits, but with ongoing learning and development opportunities made available through Eaton University.
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 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 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 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
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?: No
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 054005