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Business Operations Manager

El Paso, Texas
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Position Overview:

Eaton is seeking a Business Operations Manager for its Electrical Systems and Services group in the Power Distribution & Control Assemblies Division (PDCA).  This position will be located in our El Paso, TX facility


Reporting to our Director Operations, this person will be the leader for the PDCA’s new greenfield manufacturing operation.  This exceptional leader will hold responsibility for profitability, safety, quality, productivity, materials management, delivery, training and continuous improvements.  They will provide oversight for all capital requirements; and will be directly responsible for implementation and financial accountability.

Essential Responsibilities: 
  • Sets overall plant policies and procedures to ensure effective operations consistent with the Eaton Business System, Values and Philosophy
  • Coordinates and directs through managers, all functions of facility operations, including but not limited to Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, SCM, OpEx, and Finance
  • Aligns operational objectives with the overall business objectives to ensure a strategy-focused workforce
  • Directs and mentors the plant leadership team in the performance of their respective roles and consistent with the Eaton Leadership model
  • Fosters an environment which promotes Eaton’s goals, encourages continuous improvement, and builds customer relationships
  • Drives the compliance to the ethics policy and holds others accountable for ethical conduct
  • Develops controls and critically reviews results of operations to planned objectives
  • Accountable for the day-to-day decisions that directly impact the quality, efficiency, and profitability of the overall plant
  • Maintains a workforce of highly motivated employees with a morale that is conducive to high levels of employee engagement
  • Attracts, selects, develops, trains, coaches, appraises and motivates managers and other personnel for key staff positions and the facility
  • Establishes interfaces with Divisional/Corporate management to assess customer needs and assures accurate project or program technical direction for operations engineering and manufacturing
  • Assures timely and relevant communications to and from all levels. This includes assuring communications between affected reporting areas and to related departments. Responsible for establishing systems that would enhance intra- and inter-departmental communications
  • Works in close partnership with the marketing function to drive service and growth in the business
  • Drives all aspects of initial plant start-up


Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum 7 years of manufacturing leadership experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience leading people
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on an ongoing basis without company sponsorship 
  • Exemplify Eaton’s leadership attributes.
  • A thorough understanding of financial practices and financial statements is required, including capital equipment analysis, cost accounting, budgeting, project cost analysis, maintenance analysis, and organizational techniques
  • A demonstrated ability to drive change and successfully lead and implement the change activities
  • Working knowledge of information systems, human resources and driving key projects and plant initiatives
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Proficiency in business software programs (e.g., Microsoft Office, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to build positive working relationships with all levels of employees
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the methods and practices supporting manufacturing, materials/purchasing and quality assurance
  • Strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent facilitation/coaching skills. Ability to coach functional and leadership teams and help leaders of people develop skills to manage global workforce.
  • Strong leader of people with proven capability to empower, motivate and develop others
  • Strong drive for results and sense of urgency
  • Proven ability to influence and work effectively across all levels in a highly matrixed environment 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Lean Six Sigma and/or continuous improvement experience
  • Demonstrated written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to effectively and confidently communicate ideas, concepts, and programs to all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated success in effectively and confidently providing leadership to employees in a constantly changing environment
  • Must be able to effectively and confidently communicate and coordinate project assignments with employees, customers and suppliers at all levels of their respective organizations
  • Fluent in Spanish 
  • An undergraduate degree is required.  A Master’s degree is preferred 
  • Eaton recognizes this role as a critical position within the corporation and will create a compelling package consisting of a base salary, a performance incentive bonus and complete benefits 
  • This position is located in our El Paso, TX facility

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: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: ESSG CDPAD Comml Distrib Prods Assy Div

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

Requisition ID: 065890