Indirect Commodity Manager EMEA - Legal, Financial Services and IT

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Indirect Commodity Manager EMEA - Legal, Financial Services and IT


Location: Morges, CH



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As EMEA Commodity Manager you will manage designated categories of Spend within the region, ensuring an uninterrupted and timely supply at the optimum cost and quality that satisfies stakeholder requirements and company goals. This includes supplier sourcing, negotiations, contracting and supplier performance management. Designated categories include Engineering and IT Services, Legal and Financial Services.

You will be responsible for the definition and deployment in conjunction with key stakeholders across all business group of the Sourcing strategy for the designated categories across all countries in EMEA. Moreover, you will lead the regional selection and relationship building with key suppliers, for an effective program management of designated categories within the region and for the year over year reduction in overall total cost of ownership of the same.



Your key deliverables:


• Provides regional leadership, management and oversight for assigned categories on a region wide (EMEA) basis.

• Under the leadership of the EMEA Professional Services Category Lead, in conjunction with respective business unit’s stakeholders and the Corporate IPO Global Category Lead, develop, align and deploy effective key commodity strategies for the related categories, with accountability to positively impact associated annual commodity spend.

• Deliver an annual Cost Out into the businesses P&L & drive Cost Avoidance of inflationary and discretionary spending items (where appropriate), impacting Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for assigned categories, increasing leverage across a rationalized set of preferred supplier partners.

• Responsible to define and document in an Approved Supplier List as either ‘strategic’, ‘approved’ or ‘To Be Right sized’, working collaboratively with business units to convert spend to either ‘strategic’ or ‘approved’ supply base. With this approach, create and leverage a rationalized supply base that covers the majority of spend and is managed at a strategic level in both organizations.




Are you?



· Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business administration or related field

· Minimum of 6 years’ experience in a similar role

· Excellent SCM sourcing and supplier management process and deployment knowledge

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong ability to effectively communicate with Top Managers

· Strong negotiation skills and customer orientation

·  Inter-functions interaction in a highly demanding environment

· Fluent in English and at least 1 other European language


Then we want to hear about you!



What Eaton offers:

• Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team

• Great promotional opportunities – We encourage internal promotion, whenever possible

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



Candidate applying to the vacancy will be subject of the background screening.


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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: Corporate Sector

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time