Eaton Corporation Logistics Supervisor in Arden, North Carolina

Eaton’s Electrical Systems and Supply Group is seeking a Logistics Supervisor for its Power Distribution & Control Assembly Division, located in Arden, NC.

Position Overview :

The Logistics Manager is responsible managing employees and processes involved with Shipping, Receiving and internal Material Handling. This position ensures all shipments are made to support customer OTP, minimize cost, and focused on quality and safety. The Logistics Manager will oversee receiving process to ensure financial transactions are made correctly and material is available for use by production. This position leads internal material handling efforts, with a focus on material availability and rack management. This position requires managing very diverse groups of employees throughout the plant and working cross-functionally with various groups within the plant, to drive improvements to customer OTP, cost-out and material availability, while maintaining a constant focus on quality and safety.

Essential Responsibilities :

  • Ensure superior customer service standards are met / maintained by the logistics group.

  • Responsible for ongoing supervision, training, and development of direct reports.

  • Accountable for meeting budget requirements of assigned activity center, including salary of direct reports, inbound and outbound freight costs.

  • Create and maintain an environment that promotes excellent communication within the work environment and foster teamwork with all associates.

  • Develop and strengthen working relationships with freight providers.

  • Responsible for all operational activities related to shipment of products including maintaining ISO Work Instructions/standards, packaging activities and transportation claims.

  • Provide continuous leadership including teaching, training, motivating, mentoring, and coaching of department associates.

  • Coordinate third party services providing transportation, warehousing and information for optimal service.

  • Manage and execute shipments consistent with service and cost objectives.

  • Manage Logistics objectives to achieve cost outs and/or cost avoidance.

  • Adhere to all safety rules and procedures, including 5S requirements. Additionally, responsible for reporting unsafe conditions to appropriate management or ELS/EHS representative. Correct unsafe hazards and conditions. Timely closure of correction actions including inspections and investigations.

  • Develop cross-functional training plan to allow the flexing of resources from one area to another.

  • Continue to drive focus and improvements on the Rack Management process for the plant

  • Other assignments/projects as assigned.


Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

  • Proficient in MS Office, to include intermediate Excel (V-look ups, pivot tables).

  • Minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without corporate sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Business or related field from an accredited institution.

  • Previous experience in logistics and logistics account management.

  • Previous experience with inventory management

  • Experience in a continuous improvement/LEAN/Kaizen environment.

Position Criteria :

  • Knowledge of various logistics and transportation services such as cross docking, consolidation, market trends, critical shipment set ups/monetary impacts/tracking of FOB shipments.

  • Strong analytical, presentation and customer service skills.

  • Previous supervision experience

  • Evaluate freight carriers’ ability to meet existing and future transportation needs.

  • Evaluate adequacy of packaging specifications based on damage feedback incurred during delivery of the product.

  • Obtain cost reduction by selecting carriers with best rates for particular situations and keeping plant personnel informed of programs that will minimize transportation costs.

  • Resolve transportation claims in timely manner.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including tactfulness, aggressiveness and good judgment, as required to negotiate with freight carriers on rates, terms, and claims.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with other departments on transportation or part availability matters.

  • Must be able to determine, analyze and resolve problems and communicate resolution to all departments.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: ESSG PDCAD Power Distrib Control Assy Div

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor

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 country only

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time