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Procurement Lead

Budapest, Hungary
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

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As Procurement Lead, you will be responsible to manage procurement activities for supported hydraulics components, purchased by Hydraulics group in EMEA region 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). Responsible for managing 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.
Your main duties :
  • Work closely with Group & Enterprise Category Management  teams to leverage Eaton Enterprise Direct Material spend through execution of Enterprise category strategies in order to achieve year over year cost out requirements, to improve supplier performance (delivery, quality and payment) to achieve Enterprise supply chain targets
  • Work closely with Group & Enterprise Category Management  teams to 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
  • Work closely with Group & Enterprise Category Management  teams to build and maintain positive strong relationships and performance management structure with strategic supply base.
    • Monitor key supplier performance to achieve financial and performance targets.
    • Monitor supplier capacity and address gaps proactively and efficiently.
    • Develop action plans by key supplier for flowless execution of cost out projects
    • Organize and lead Quarterly Business Review with the key Suppliers in alignment with Group & Enterprise Category Management  teams
  • Support innovation; identify, build business case, submit and implement efficient supply chain management solutions, structures, programs, technologies and systems in alignment with Group & Enterprise Category Management  teams
  • Implementation and execution of Procurement initiatives. Identify and report non-compliance and opportunities for improvement, working with Operations to drive consensus and alignment.
  • Monitor market evolution; perform market intelligence research including global sourcing opportunities and currency fluctuations as well as future trends both technical and environmental


What we are looking for:
  • 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 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.
  • Understands international Trade Management implication, incl tax, duty and customs tariff implications
  • Must be able to effectively communicate to a diverse group of stakeholders including senior management, operations and supply chain management.
  • Results oriented. Must demonstrate a bias for action and implementation.
  • A Finisher and highly results oriented individual
  • Strategic thinker – Relationship builder, internally and externally – Service-orientation
  • High attention to detail required
  • Excellent influencing and interpersonal skills – both in terms of written and verbal communication.
  • An effective listener and communicator – multi-language skills a plus. English essential.
  • Ability to manage conflict in a positive manner, working towards consensus where needed, but assertive enough to overcome roadblocks
  • Possessing a confident demeanor with the ability to gain the confidence of others, with demonstrated negotiating skills. Possessing a high level of integrity and good common sense. One whom others would consider highly credible. Competency: professional presence.
  • Establishes high performance standards and holds self and others accountable to them. Provides timely, complete and actionable feedback, whether positive or corrective.
  • Possessing ethics and values; widely trusted; direct and truthful, with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and gain confidence.
  • Must have the ability to work unsupervised with decision making authority in a highly matrixed organization. Must be adaptable and resilient to changes, priorities and the internal/external business and regulatory environment.
  • Solid communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of organization internally and externally
  • Ability to articulate technical information into easy to understand presentations
  • Ability to drive cost improvement projects
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Results and detailed oriented
  • Ability to implement process improvements in highly complex situations
  • Strong technical understanding; ability to review engineering drawings and specifications with suppliers to ensure mutual understanding
What we offer: 
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Permanent contract in fast growing global company
  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethic are really important for us
  • 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

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: 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?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 059169