Senior Supplier Development Engineer

Job Description

If you desire to be part of something special, to be part of a winning team, to be part of a fun team – winning is fun.  We are looking forward to a Senior Supplier Development Engineer in Eaton’s electrical business, based in Shanghai, China.  In Eaton, making our work exciting, engaging, meaningful; ensuring safety, health, wellness; and being a model of inclusion & diversity are already embedded in who we are - it’s in our values, part of our vision, and our clearly defined aspirational goals.  This exciting role offers opportunity to:

  • Identify and source new suppliers and vendors

  • Manage vendor and supplier selection process; based on price, quality, support, capacity and reliability;

  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers and vendors;

  • Develop, negotiate and administer purchasing agreements and contracts with suppliers in support of organizational requirements;

  • Evaluate contracts to ensure compliance with legal requirements and organizational policies;

  • Monitor supplier and vendor compliance with contractual agreements;

  • Oversee supplier compliance with internal quality standards and external regulations;

  • Troubleshoot cost, quality and delivery concerns;

  • Introduce performance improvement measures for suppliers and vendors;

  • Work with relevant departments to support inventory requirements;

  • Produce regular reports on purchase commitments, costs and delivery performance;

  • Direct continuous improvement of purchasing processes in line with changing organizational needs and market conditions.



  • Bachelor degree in business, materials management, operations management, engineering or related field;

  • Experience in purchasing and procurement;

  • Working knowledge of project management principles and practices;

  • Working knowledge of all laws and regulations relating to procurement and contracts;

  • Knowledge of purchasing and supply chain systems, LEAN principles of planning and MRP/ERP systems often required;

  • Financial acumen;

  • High competency level in MS Office applications.

    Yes! Because you are the one we are looking for, we hope to hear from you now!


    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: Asia Pacific
    Organization: PDD PDSS Power Distribution Systems Services 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, 10 % of the Time