Commercial Administrator

Job Description

The Commercial Administrator – Electrical Division will lead the Contracts function for the Electrical Group and have responsibility for all commercial contracts. The role will work with other functions by providing analysis of business/contractual issues to support decision making and facilitate risk mitigation planning and execution.


Provides guidance on all commercial contract subject matters, including but not limited to tenders, NDA’s and Contract Guarantee’s.

Participates in governance reviews customer proposals for new business, Specification verification, terms and conditions negotiations, quality requirements and supply chain requirements.

Leads negotiations of agreements & contracts within delegated authority.

Understands the real business risks within Eaton SA Business and applies correctly clauses to minimize risks.

Identifies and manages contract changes and coordinates with other functions to assure timely response to cost, price and schedule impact. Effectively negotiates to acceptable contract modification.

Leads in the management/mitigation of customer claims and disputes. Assures organizational awareness of any such actions and provides timely progress reports and risk mitigation solutions to include initiation of corrective actions as needed. Engages with Corporate legal as required.

Supports and advises the Division and Business Unit Leadership through negotiation of major contracts & agreements.

Compilation of actual sales income figures and updating of enquiries list.

Verify that initial customer orders reflect Eaton commitments to the customer as reflected in the proposal and any subsequent negotiations.

Ensure orders are handed over to project management, in a timeous manner for processing.

Management of CLM-Tool (Eaton Contract Management Tool)

Administration of Commercial Documentation (general administration such as filing and signing of contracts)

Guide Standard Product sales staff with Commercials and NDA’s.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution(LLB)

Minimum 2 years of contracts experience. 

Bachelor's Degree in Business or Finance from an accredited institution (B Com Law)

Good Management skill set (Multiple sites and functions preferred).


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: Sales

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

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: No