Commodity Manager

Job Description

Eaton Titchfield



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Commodity Manager – Supply Chain


The role is to lead and develop management and oversight of standard supply chain processes and develop global strategies through consensus building to implement corporate-wide cost-effective improvements for Eaton globally.  

This position develops long term commodity strategic planning, creates commodity metrics and ensures commodity strategies are aligned, deployed and meet the requirements of the Supply Chain Management across global operations.  

This Position is accountable for effectively implementing Eaton’s strategic plan and managing measurable results



Your key deliverables:


  • Conducts Supplier Business Reviews with strategic suppliers on a regular basis annually.

  • Identify and implement innovative solutions to business problems, independently and through high performance cross-functional teams.

  • Establishes and leads supply chain teams in developing strategies to leverage Eaton’s world-wide buy, generate cost-outcome results, reduce supply base and improve quality and service performance.

  • Reviews, approves, monitors and reports compliance to commodity agreements and strategies based upon Eaton SCM strategic directions.

  • Benchmarks procurement processes to develop and implement best practices throughout Eaton and Supply Chain Management.

  • Creates alignment between corporate and business unit strategic and financial plans.

  • Initiates innovative business solutions, forecasts and commodity projections

  • Leads global and regional commodity stakeholder teams for supporting and managing supply chain strategic and operations goals and objectives

  • Negotiates and manages key strategic supplier contracts and relationships

  • Presents to senior management new planning tools, methods, technical analysis, standards and procurement opportunities that are aligned with SCM/Eaton strategic plans and cost reduction initiatives.

  • Initiates, develops and executes global strategic initiatives to facilitate cross-business synergies and increased leverage across a rationalized set of global preferred supplier partners.




Are you?


  •   Bachelor’s Degree required.  Preferred MBA or specialized master’s degree in Procurement related studies with seven plus years’ experience in commodity management or ten plus years of actual supply chain work experience.

  • Is an acknowledged expert in identifying and understanding current trends in supply chain management specific to services, direct and /or indirect materials.

  • Exhibits excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills necessary to converse with diverse group of stakeholders including senior management, (internal and at the suppliers), operations and supply chain management personnel.

  • Demonstrates ability in strategic process creation and implementation.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and experience in successfully deploying commodity strategies and driving cost-out.

  • Demonstrates ability to lead cross-functional/global teams in the development, implementation, and achievement of business results for cross-functional business initiatives and commodity strategies.

  • Must be able to take a leadership role in driving change in the organization.

  • Must be a creative thinker and have a vision of how to drive the organization to the next level of strategic commodity management.

  • Must have a demonstrated ability in strategic process creation and implementation

  • Must demonstrate a bias for action and implementation

  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks globally

  • Must be able to identify and implement emerging supply management tools.

  • Must have strong motivation and mentoring skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Global business experience is required with experience in negotiating with global suppliers.


    What Eaton offers?


  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

  • Contract in fast growing global company

  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team

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

  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethic are important for us



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



Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: AER Aerospace Group

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