Eaton Co-op - Supply Chain - Galesburg, MI

Job Description

Galesburg, MI has an opening for a Supply Chain Co-Op starting in April 2020 working part time while attending school.

This role will support the development of purchasing strategies aligned with the organization’s goals and deploy these strategies for the ferrous metal’s category. Areas of focus may include data analytics, negotiations, contract management, ERP systems management, leading supplier meetings, and global engagement. Additionally, the student in this role will be responsible for using our tools and interacting with different functions, included, but not limited to, Finance, Supplier Quality, Plant Managers, Materials, etc. This position also focuses on continuous improvement and assignment goals may be adjusted based on the interests of, and input from, the student coupled with current business priorities.

Essential Functions:

  • Support purchasing’s goals and initiatives (Payment Terms, Cost-Outs, VAVE, Should-Costing) and execute related tasks.

  • Assist the team with their metrics reporting.
  • Contribute in the deployment of the category’s strategy and support supplier relationships.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program in Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering at an accredited institution.

  • Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship.

  • No relocation is offered for this position. Only candidates located within 50 miles of Galesburg, MI will be considered for this position.

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous internships or co-ops in purchasing or materials management preferred.

  • Experience in Microsoft Excel and Power BI preferred

  • Leadership in school or community organizations preferred

Position Criteria:
  • Communication, customer service and interpersonal skills necessary to converse with senior management, suppliers, operations and SCM personnel

  • Ability to coordinate cross-functional / global / external teams

  • Data analytical skills
  • Ability to manage time with various projects and personnel

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: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Entry Level
Schedule: Part-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