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Global Logistics Category Manager, Ocean and Air

Dublin, Ireland
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Join Eaton and help us provide energy-efficient solutions that have a real impact on the environment. We make what matters work. Find out more on

Do you want to work for a global player, where we care about ethics, inclusion and diversity and our people?

As a Global Logistics Category Manager, Ocean and Air, you will lead the category of International Ocean Freight and  International Air Freight ($120M in spend) covering all aspects of Sourcing, Supplier Performance Management and Program Deployment

You will work within our world class International Procurement Office in our Dublin site. Reporting to the Director of Logistics Procurement, you will engage with International Ocean and Air freight companies and will lead all Global RFQ and Tender events through the Procurement life cycle.

Your key deliverables :

  • Develop logistics and business processes to continuously evaluate supplier rates, services and performance.
  • Manage all commercial and contract agreements delivering commercial solutions 
  • Act as the subject matter expert on external Ocean and  Air market understanding industry and market trends and formulating strategies for the Category 
  • Deliver key supplier management solutions across the category supply base through commercial management , customer satisfaction surveys and corrective / optimal action programs
  • Lead the profit plan cycle for Ocean and Air Category  from  the creation and maintenance of Category RFQ pipeline, CODB and reporting Global Procurement RFQ’s.
  • Coordinate a portfolio of projects within the Global Procurement function and provide functional leadership to category managers
  • Drive project timelines , budget delivery , resource management  implementation scheduling for Global Logistics projects. 


Do you have?


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Supply Chain, Quality and/or Manufacturing
  • 7-10 years’ professional experience in a global / multi-business Supply Chain role
  • 5-7 years’ professional experience in global logistics, material planning, warehousing and/or distribution
  • Subject matter expertise in International Logistics Sourcing for Ocean and Air
  • Fluent English and excellent communication skills 
  • Leadership, Drive for results and adaptability



  • Collaborative style, promoting and championing change
  • Mentoring, coaching and conflict resolution skills
  • Can deliver solutions to RFQ and Tender events 
  • Can deliver Procurement Strategies and solutions


Then we want to hear about you!

What Eaton offers:

  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team
  • Culture & Values – We are more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important

Candidate applying to the vacancy will be subject of the background screening.

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: Individual Contributor
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, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 056382