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Commodities Manager

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton’s Fluid Filtration Division is currently seeking a Commodities Manager to join our team.

This position is based at our Eden Prairie, MN location.


This role deals with the strategic management of global commodities purchased by the Global Hydraulics Filtration Division.  This position is responsible for over $60M in annualized spend.   The person will develop, manage, and implement commodity strategies that meet the organizations cost, quality, delivery and other prime goals.   This 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, deploys 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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  • You will develop commodity sourcing strategies to effectively leverage Eaton’s Hydraulics Filtration spend and work with Eaton Global Enterprise category managers to identify synergies to deliver cost benefits.
  • You will ensure commodity strategies are 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.
  • You will build a global strategic supply base that meets the business growth, capacity and performance needs.
  • You will manage the supply base to achieve goals working with regional and plant level supply chain and operations functions.
  • You will 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  3-5% savings to achieve SCM objectives.
  • You will lead critical, strategic cost out projects to ensure key cost reduction targets are met and process is maximized to deliver expected results.
  • You will negotiate and manage key strategic supplier contracts, Long Term Agreements, cost negotiations and relationships.
  • You will be responsible for supply continuity and risk mitigation for the responsible commodity.
  • You will conduct Supplier Business Reviews with strategic suppliers on a regular basis annually.
  • You will develop strong positive ethical relationships with suppliers & adhere to Eaton’s Code of Conduct.
  • You will manage supplier compliance and communications associated with Eaton Corporate initiatives (Ethics compliance, EHS requirements, etc.).
  • You will support corporate supply chain programs and initiatives, for example Diversity Spend, International Procurement Office and Supplier Risk Management.
  • You will develop supply and replenishment strategies that ensure supplier on time deliveries with progressively shorter lead-times.

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Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Engineering (or a related field) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 3 years supply chain management experience
  • Minimum 1-3 years of commodity management experience
  • Minimum 2 years of casting commodity experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA preferred
  • Professional Purchasing Certification preferred
  • 3 Years technical experience
  • 3+ years’ experience working with suppliers

Position Success Criteria:

  • Experience in both individual and team-based project planning and leadership.
  • High level of ability to communicate clearly, both written and verbal.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule as necessary to meet project requirements.
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate a team of individuals in a multi-tasking environment.
  • Team oriented problem solving skills and corrective action methodology. Strong knowledge and understanding of engineering principle and practices.
  • Subject matter expertise on all areas of facilities and mechanical engineering disciplines. 

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: HYD FFD Fluid Filtration Division

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: 065980