Global Commodity Manager - Mechanical Components

Job Description

Eaton’s Bline Division is seeking a Global Commodity Manager located in Highland, IL.
The Global Commodity Manager has worldwide responsibility for the development and deployment of the commodity strategy for the commodities or spending sectors for which the manager is responsible.  Additionally, this role is responsible for maintaining global Regional Sourcing Leader (RSL) relationships to implement tactical strategies including:  improved raw material and finished goods cost, reducing inventory and lead times, rationalizing the supplier base, and increasing the Best Cost Country (BCC) spend.  The Global Commodity Manager has accountability to performance management of the global portfolio of suppliers supporting assigned commodities including cost, quality, lead time, and total value and effectively communicating this performance to the cross functional business leadership team.
Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.
  • You will be responsible for the development and deployment of long-term sourcing strategies.
  • You will cross functionally work with teams of individuals from appropriate business units (Product Development, Manufacturing, Finance, Sales and Marketing, and Supply Chain) to assist in the development and implementation of strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • You will evaluate make-buy decisions and identifying the best source, in-house or out-source; including total cost evaluation of internal manufacturing versus supplier costs.
  • You will identify and evaluate international manufacturers.
  • You will develop Early Supplier Involvement Programs to drive lower acquisition costs, improve quality, and reduce complexity.
  • You will oversee cross functional business teams to develop the best supply and value chains for both Cooper Strategic Sourcing and B-Line initiatives.
  • You will analyze traditional and non-traditional supplier capabilities and supply base trends to select the optimum supply and value chain strategies that will leverage existing business.
  • You will develop long-term agreements that support Cooper Strategic Sourcing initiatives.
  • You will oversee Supplier Performance and Measure Performance against key business strategies
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 2 years of supply chain or purchasing experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without company sponsorship
  • No relocation benefit is offered. Candidates must reside within a 50 mile radius of Highland, IL to be considered.
Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA in supply chain
  • 7-10 years material management / supply chain management experience
  • Ability to influence and drive change in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Knowledge of cost drivers in procurement and supply processes.
  • Strong analytical and technical skills.
  • Capability to generate an energizing vision for change.
  • Professional oral and written communication skills.
  • Courage to be daring and think out-of-the box.
  • Global Mindset and Approach
  • Previous experience in contracts management
  • Strong knowledge and experice with MRP systems, preferably SAP.
  • Proven ability to negotiate
  • Demonstrated ability to develop & implement strategy
  • Strong project management skills
  • Multi-language is a plus        
  • Multi-culture is a plus
Position Criteria:
  • Evaluation and Source for Alternative Suppliers & Capabilities
  • Develop Supplier Network consolidation plans to optimize network performance & costs
  • Develop critical success factors, dependencies and milestones
  • Drive overall project implementation, integration of project components


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: North America – Canada
Organization: EPG BLD BLine 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