Global Product Line Manager (GPLM)

Job Description

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 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 99,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit


Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Business has an opening for


Global Product Line Manager (GPLM)

Location: Eberbach, Germany



The Global Product Line Manager (GPLM) – CEAG is responsible for the short and long-range growth and profitability of the CEAG product line and the proportionate contribution to the over-all growth and profitability of Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Business in support of established goals and objectives.


This position requires an understanding of global markets and technology trends in the Harsh and Hazardous markets. The incumbent will develop, direct and coordinate a regional organization with functional responsibilities for business development and strategy, sales, marketing and product management. 


Initial profit center responsibilities will exceed $120M in annual revenue in 2019. 


The principle responsibilities of the role:

  • Own and execute the annual strategic growth and operating plan

  • Responsible for leading all business and functional support operations. 

  • Accountable for full profit center performance.  Ensure operational execution and financial performance to deliver the agreed profit plan

  • Execute established goals for sales growth, market share, profit contribution and return on investment

  • Align with business unit operations, supply chain and logistics to assure high level of customer satisfaction with delivery, quality and services

  • Build high performance culture and organizational capability.  Establish organizational structure and identify and appoint functional staff leaders.

  • Coordinate a unified direction between sales, marketing, engineering and operations

  • Ensure a safe work environment for all employees through implementation of safety awareness programs and compliance with regulatory requirements


  • Four Year Degree in Business or Technology, BSEE/BSME preferred, MBA desired
  • Direct profit center accountability with a track record of delivering sustained profitable revenue growth and creating shareholder value

  • Exposure to Harsh and Hazardous markets

  • Prior experience in product marketing, planning and sales in large capital, government projects

  • Financial competence, familiarity with planning, forecasting P&L and operational management

  • Accustomed to frequent customer interfaces

  • Proven business leader with prior interactions with senior executive team

  • Experience with international business, global business planning and global channel development

  • Values and places ethical and safe behavior as their first priority

  • Demonstrable leadership experience, to mobilise the organisation towards a common goal through effective engagement and communication 

  • The ability to build a sustainable culture that supports growth for the organisation and the people 



About Eaton:

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. 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.

Across Eaton we value the following attributes in our people and the successful incumbent will be expected to demonstrate these in their approach to their day to day work:

  • Transparency - We say what we think. We make it ok to disagree.

  • Accountability - We seek responsibility and take ownership. We do what we say.

  • Passionate - We care deeply about what we do. We set high expectations and we perform.

  • Learner - We are curious, adaptable and willing to teach what we know.

  • Efficient - We value speed and simplicity.

  • Ethical - We play by the rules and act with integrity. We are proud of our actions.


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

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: Marketing

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: EPG CHD EMEAI

Job Level: Director
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 region only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time