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Director of Global Manufacturing Strategy

Shanghai Shi, China; Shenzhen, China
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s eMobility Segment is seeking a Director of Global Manufacturing Strategy to drive the development of global, innovative manufacturing advanced technologies, equipment, processes and systems that will maximize the value in the creation and delivery of new and future eMobility products.  This position can be based in Shenzhen or Shanghai China.
This dynamic leader position will develop and execute on strategic footprint plans, and create competitive advantage through efficiency optimization of manufacturing and assembly process technology transformation, as well as partner with Supply Chain teams to enable and unlock sustainable continuous improvement value creation savings across the eMobility locations.

This individual will be the lead representative of eMobility in the pursuits of new business opportunities and have full ownership over the optimization of current and development of future manufacturing footprint, technologies, processes and systems in support of the business plan and goals.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • You will create and execute on a global vision for advanced manufacturing technology, process improvement and manufacturing systems that supports convergence of IT/OT technologies and implement meaningful automation.
  • You will develop and deliver global manufacturing solutions to provide customer value in a cost efficient manner.
  • You will identify and investigate new manufacturing technologies to support future eMobility products. Drive necessary equipment and process upgrades.
  • You will partner with NPI to ensure alignment around manufacturing for new products, and pursuits. Develop industrialization plans for new projects and pursuits.
  • You will develop breakthrough project solutions that deliver on sustainable year-over-year cost-out savings goals.
  • You will develop and execute strategy to deploy and implement Industry 4.0 concepts into manufacturing processes.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or an Operations related discipline is required from an accredited institution.  
  • Minimum of 10 years of proven experience in engineering or manufacturing is required.
  • Must have automotive or consumer electronics expertise.
  • International manufacturing experience, particularly APAC.
  • Demonstrated experience using data analytics to improve performance and bottom line.
  • 5+ years experience in the design, manufacturing of electronic components and technologies.
  • 5+ years of experience managing a team. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Business Administration or Engineering Management is desirable.
  • Experience setting up a new manufacturing site, or integrating preferred new sites highly preferred.
Position Criteria:
  • Knowledgeable in a broad range of operational technologies and processes is also required.
  • A strong technical foundation, with knowledge of engineering design, manufacturing methods, process improvement programs, lean manufacturing and quality procedures.
  • Proven leadership skills including: Team building, collaborating, accountability, strategic and innovative thinking; a self-starter with a high energy level.
  • Ability to travel to manufacturing sites as needed.
  • Understanding of the automotive electronics manufacturing.
  • Detail oriented with strong organization skills, ownership, and follow through.

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: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

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?: No
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 055193