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Regional Category Manager, Steel Fabrications and Stampings & Sheet Steel

Shanghai Shi, China
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Manages Directed Buy spend & Sheet steel for the APAC region at the Enterprise Level; Negotiates Commercial Pricing/ Long Term Agreements/MSA’s for supply for multiple EATON Suppliers; Develops and deploys Commodity and supplier-specific strategies in the 2 categories.

  • Works closely with Sheet Steel, Steel Fabrication and Stamping suppliers as well as Distributors/Service Centers to make sure that Eaton plants are supplied at all times at the most competitive price.

  • Negotiates and manages supplier contracts in the APAC region in accordance with Global Practices

  • Ensures that key metrics for the procurement function (Cost Out, DPO, Diversity Spend, etc.) are achieved.

  • Develops and executes a Sourcing strategy for the APAC Region in alignment with the Eaton Enterprise Strategy.

  • Maintains high level relationship with suppliers/distributors/service centers, etc.and key stakeholders within Eaton.

  • Reviews both economic and market trends and advises the businesses on best sourcing strategies for Carbon steel, electrical steel and Steel Raw Material needs

  • Ensures that high level of quality and deliver performance is maintained by suppliers and associated partners at all times.



  • Bachelor degree; MBA will be plus;

  • At least 5 to 6 years working experience in similar area; Must be with experience for raw material direct purchasing; Experience in Steel purchasing will be preferred;

  • Fluent in English

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: Asia Pacific
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?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 065647