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Plant Materials Manager

Auburn, Indiana
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle division is currently seeking a Plant Materials Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Auburn, IN location.

Eaton’s Vehicle division is currently seeking a Plant Materials Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Auburn, IN location.

Essential Functions:

  • Initiates, supports and leads continuous improvement activities within the department. Schedule, lead and communicate departmental priorities with the team and coordinate activities with other functions within the plant.

  • Leads the training and development of the materials team members and conduct performance evaluations which include having concise development plans for the team.

  • Establishes optimum Inventory levels to ensure On Time Deliveries to meet the customer requirements while minimizing carrying costs and premium transportation costs

  • Supports the coordination of manpower requirements across the shifts based on production requirements, equipment capabilities, utilization and plant needs.

  • Coordinates material planning with SCM at the Division level to ensure proper alignment with the company’s overall strategy.

  • Leads the team in the plant’s cost out activities aligned with the plant’s overall strategic plan objectives.

  • Establishes and maintains operational areas of receiving, material handling, warehouse, shipping by insuring efficiency, quality of work, process adherence and in a safe manner.

  • Leads the logistics activities for the plant including inbound and outbound, cost out objectives and trade compliance.  This is accomplished by maintaining approved carrier compliance, defining standard routings and schedules while maintaining customer shipping requirements. 

  • Works closely with the plant production team to ensure proper flow of material through the plant.

  • Supports cost savings and control by minimizing impact of CONC including premium freight and E&O, reduce materials disruptions to production, improving MRO spend and effective maintains budget for the department. 

  • Leads all aspects of the ERP system and ensure controls are in place to establish the correct BOM structure, material routings, transaction accuracy, inventory integrity to allow for accurate aggregations of supply and demand.  Responsible for overall data integrity of the ERP system in support of maintain strong ERP Health performance.



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Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • At least 5 years of work experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in Supply Chain, logistics, materials, inventory control, production planning, or shipping/receiving
  • At least 1 year of experience managing people
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations, or Engineering

  • Masters of Science degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, or Operations from an accredited institution

  • Prior experience with shop floor inventory control or manufacturing operations optimization

  • APICS CSCP or CPIM Certification

  • Proficiency in Oracle ERP/MRP planning and/or purchasing modules


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 – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH NAT North America Truck

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 hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 067903