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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Guangdong Sheng, China
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

If you desire to be part of something special, to be part of a winning team, to be part of a fun team – winning is fun.

We are looking forward to a Strategic Sourcing Manager in Eaton’s electrical business, based in Shanghai, China.

In Eaton, making our work exciting, engaging, meaningful; ensuring safety, health, wellness; and being a model of inclusion & diversity are already embedded in who we are — it’s in our values, part of our vision, and our clearly defined aspirational goals.  

The role offers a broad variety of responsibilities including international liaising and great learning opportunities.

Your essential responsibilities:
  • Overall responsibility for the development and execution of the Cooper Lighting Supply Base - specific to PFGR, EMS, and Lighting Components on an international level with concentrated efforts in LC Asian based solutions
  • Drive productivity for all products whether PFGR or supporting components.  Specific cost productivity targets will be assigned each year and adjusted as prices fluctuate. 
  • Lead cross-functional teams to develop category strategies to achieve total value improvement, cost optimization, and overall supply base rationalization.  Manage and drive year-over-year price improvements.
  • Negotiate complex agreements with international suppliers. Contracts to maximize savings and service level, including performance clauses and all other terms and conditions.
  • Develop category sourcing plans and lead resources in the identification of potential suppliers, requirements documentation, RFI and RFQs, bid and price analysis, negotiation with contract awards, and supplier performance management.
  • Create strategic sourcing plan to ensure value is achieved through a systematic approach for specific categories of spend. 
  • Develop strong support relationships with functional leaders and key site operations personnel across global, regional and local businesses.  Utilize negotiations and influencing skills as needed to gain support from across many levels of the organization.
  • Communicate with all levels of the organization on performance to key metrics and project status as required.


If you are:

  • BS or BA from an accredited institution. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing or Purchasing  Management Experience is a plus
  • Must be able to travel internationally up to 50% of the time
  • Must be bilingual (both in written and verbal communication) in English and Mandarin.
  • Experience with suppliers on an international scale and with a concentration specifically in Asia
  • Proven track record of successful implementation of annual cost savings through negotiation, supplier VAVE, product redesign and effective supplier development/resourcing efforts.
  • Experience in a large cross-functional matrix organization with a high number of new product launches each year.
  • Experience with procurement of components and purchased finished goods that require LED’s, Electronic Components, Power Supplies, Casting, Sheet Metal Work, and Plastic Manufactured Parts.
  • Direct experience with SAP Procurement and Material Management Functions
  • Work experience in a large international company that is specific to Electronics, Lighting, or Communication based product

Yes! Because you are the one we are looking for, we hope to hear from you now!

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: EPG LD Lighting Division

Job Level: Manager
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: 061818