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Distribution Operations Manager - North, Central & Eastern Europe

Pohorelice, Czech Republic
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton 's Distribution Center for North, Central & Eastern European has an opening for a


Distribution Operations Manager


Location: Pohorelice, Czech Republic


Primary function:


  • The main role of the North (NE) and Central, Eastern European (CEE) Distribution Center Operations Manager is to ensure performance targets are delivered in all of our distribution centers in NE and CEE.

  • The role will predominantly focus on the Electrical Sector Distribution Centers in Brno, Czech Republic and Coalville, UK, both of which are operated by DHL, however, the expectation of this role is to provide functional leadership for all ES and IS distribution centers/warehouses in the region, and to ensure that we actively leverage best practices at an EMEA and global level.

    Aside from general warehouse responsibilities this position is also responsible for our Eaton late point definition center (LPDC) located at the Brno, Distribution center.

The position will own the relationship with all 3PL providers in the region, which includes 3PL contracts in excess of $6m per year.



  • Develop a strategic vision / objectives for the distribution centers in NE/CEE in linkage with the EMEA SC Ops strategy and in coordination with other DC/warehouse managers in region.

  • Actively seek and explore alternative strategic solutions and build business cases for them. E.g. Make vs. Buy ; Automation vs. Manual ; IT changes etc.


Manage and develop:


  • multi million dollar budget and identify and prioritise investment opportunities to help further improve service levels and cost efficiencies.

  • warehouse operations organisation leadership team and associated indirect workers.

  • transport, trade management, materials management, order management functions on site in conjunction with the regional respective leaders.


  • Develop, agree and roll out an optimized distribution logistic structure depending on the regional conditions (e.g. labor costs, distribution market, degree of automation).

  • Develop the location further in regards to performance, cost targets and objectives (rationalization, identification of potential opportunities of improvement and risk).

  • LPDC center to become a regional and best-in-class operation adding value to our customers.




  • University degree  

  • Senior experience in supply chain field in a distribution centre  

  • SAP knowledge desirable

  • Relationship and negotiation skills


What Eaton offers:


  • Competitive compensation and benefits package.

  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics are really important for us

  • Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day

  • Inclusion & Diversity - Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully




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: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: ES EMEA Region

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?: No
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 070310