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Commodity Manager

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Supply Chain / Logistics

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Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulics division is currently seeking a Commodity Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Eden Prairie, MN location.

Position overview:

Strategic global commodity manager for Hydraulics, responsible for over $90M in annual spend across a group of commodities including Hose Materials,  Manifolds, Seals, O-rings & C-items.  This Global role will lead the development, management and implementation of sourcing strategies to position Hydraulics to achieve growth, cost, quality and delivery goals.

The Commodity Manager develops, deploy’ s and executes direct material cost out projects and strategies, which requires global coordination with Supply Chain, Product Management, Operations and Engineering. 

Strategic global commodity manager for Hydraulics, responsible for over $90M in annual spend across a group of commodities including Hose Materials,  Manifolds, Seals, O-rings & C-items.  This Global role will lead the development, management and implementation of sourcing strategies to position Hydraulics to achieve growth, cost, quality and delivery goals.

The Commodity Manager develops, deploy’ s and executes direct material cost out projects and strategies, which requires global coordination with Supply Chain, Product Management, Operations and Engineering. 

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Essential Functions:

  • Develop global commodity sourcing strategies to effectively leverage Eaton’s Hydraulics spend and work with commodity managers in other Eaton businesses to identify synergies to deliver cost benefits.
  • Keep commodity strategies aligned with latest internal and external environmental, market and economic factors. Build and maintain organizational consensus and alignment to the commodity strategies.  Regarded as commodity and market subject matter expert for assigned commodities.
  • Build a global strategic supply base that meets the business growth, capacity and performance needs. Manage the supply base to achieve goals working with regional and plant level supply chain and operations functions.
  • Initiate, plan, monitor and execute global direct material cost down projects, and build and maintain project pipeline, within a portfolio program management tool. The projects will provide NET 2% savings to achieve SCM objectives.
  • Lead critical, strategic cost out projects to ensure key cost reduction targets are met and process is maximized to deliver expected results. 
  • Negotiates and manages key strategic supplier contracts, Long Term Agreements,  cost negotiations and relationships
  • Responsible for supply continuity and risk mitigation for the responsible commodity
  • Conducts Supplier Business Reviews with strategic suppliers on a regular basis annually
  • Develop strong positive ethical relationships with suppliers & adhere to Eaton’s Code of Conduct
  • Manage supplier compliance and communications associated with Eaton Corporate initiatives (Ethics compliance, EHS requirements, etc.).
  • Support corporate supply chain programs and initiatives, for example Diversity Spend, International Procurement Office and Supplier Risk Management

 

 

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Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:

 

Preferred Qualifications: (Not required to be qualified for the role)

  • Previous commodity management experience
  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in project management, relationship management

 


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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 064180