Supply Chain Officer

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 for Supply Chain Officer in Eaton’s electrical business, based in Mascot, NSW, Australia. In Eaton, making our work exciting, engaging, and 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 the opportunity to:

  • Deploy and continuously improve purchasing and Supply Chain processes across the ANZ region

  • Liaise with multiple Suppliers to ensure the smooth flow of product throughout the end to end supply chain

  • Be an integral part of the Sales, Inventory & Operation Planning (SIOP) process

  • Maintain inventory balance between distribution centers and consignment locations

  • Ensure On-Time Delivery (OTD), Inventory days on hand (DOH) and cost out targets are achieved

  • Investigate and share best practice across regions and industries

Your essential responsibilities:

  • Support Product Managers in the demand planning process by providing a baseline forecasts and updating revisions in demand planning tool/ERP system

  • Align and execute the demand, supply and inventory plans to support customer requirements

  • Evaluate and maintain inventory management policies, including strategies, forecasts, min/max, ROP, EOQs, safety stocks and associated parameters.

  • Provide recommendations on appropriate purchasing policies, i.e. made to order, make to stock, etc.

  • Initiate and maintain the planning and distribution of purchased/assigned commodity items for multiple Outside Processing Partners (OSP) to ensure on-time customer deliveries

  • Interfaces and assists suppliers/contractors to mitigate risk, managing constraints, overcoming issues and implementing corrective actions to prevent recurrence

  • Manage the Master Production Schedule (MPS) and Material Requirements Plan (MRP) action messages

  • Determine cost-effective transportation modes and storage capacity requirements through logistics planning and optimization

  • Implement and maintain DRP requirements between branches/consignment locations

  • Initiate and drive inventory optimization projects (E&O reduction, active inventory optimization, replenishment strategies, etc.)

  • Support shared services center to ensure none essential supply chain tasks are performed in the most cost-effective manner

  • Report on KPIs, conduct root cause analysis on poor performance and drive improvement actions

  • Implement projects to achieve key requirements on OTD, DOH, and cost out

  • Implement Sourcing/Procurement strategies; focusing on cost out and payment terms (DPO)

  • Apply quality control methods such as ISO, EQMS, and ELSS; liaise with suppliers on quality issues

  • Audit inventory and records for accuracy, including the maintenance of cycle counts and participation in the annual physical inventory process

  • Maintain ERP data integrity and health checks

  • Maintain strong and timely communication with the sales force on order updates and stock inquiries

  • Participate and support with Supplier QBR’s

  • Support Eaton Business System (EBS) and continuous improvements; facilitate problem-solving teams

  • Ensure all activities comply with legal and ethical requirements

  • Be aware of the company’s and your own obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations as well as the company’s documented Quality Management system

  • Other job-related duties and task as requested by Management


If you have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and/or body of knowledge certification (e.g. APICS, CPM, etc.) is preferred

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a supply chain and logistics/planning position

  • Knowledge of forecasting and stocking concepts/models and experience in utilizing appropriate software

  • Business acumen
  • Proven experience/accomplishments in business process improvement

  • Change management experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization

  • ERP/MRP System knowledge essential; SAP / Oracle preferred

  • Excellent computer skills (including Excel)

  • Well-developed problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Results driven
  • Report writing skills


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


Please note, your details/resume will not be sent anywhere without a formal interview and, if successful, your subsequent prior permission. Personal information provided will be used for recruitment purposes only and be treated in the strictest confidence. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Please note: Agencies will only be engaged if required. Please do not contact us or send applicants to us unless requested by a recruitment team member.


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: ANZD AustraliaNew Zealand 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: No