Eaton Corporation Continuous Improvement Project Manager – EMEA in Eaton Enterprises Kft., Hungary

Job Description

Continuous Improvement Project Manager – EMEA

Location: Budapest - Hungay

The primary function of the position is to Lead the Continuous Improvement (CI) function in the specified area (Business or Sub-Region) within EMEA:

· Responsible for co-developing and execution of the CI plans in the specified area.

· Through hands on approach, deploys Lean, Six Sigma and Manufacturing Excellence tools and processes in order to drive cost out goals, achieve performance excellence, improve competiveness and improve customer satisfaction as measured through Profit Plan and Strategic Plan goals.

· Leads the development of regional capabilities in the area of Continuous Improvement with regards to Lean, Six Sigma and Manufacturing Excellence. Identifies and develops functional and leadership talent. Creates the functional OCA for the Organization.


  • Responsible for working with divisional and site leadership and for co-developing the continuous improvement plans within the specified area of responsibility utilizing Integrated Deck Building and EBS Pull.

  • Responsible for execution of the key breakthrough continuous improvement projects (key needle mover projects) within the specified area of responsibility, including the achievement of stretch performance goals.

  • Champion Eaton Lean Six Sigma (ELSS) tools and processes and use in a disciplined and rigorous way to achieve stretch performance goals while building organizational capability of business and site lean coordinators.

  • Responsible for sustaining the results achieved through follow-up reviews, building of local organizational capability and deployment of Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF).

  • Support annual assessments including Operations Assessment (OpA). Identify with divisional and site leadership appropriate Opportunities for Advancement and improvement action plans.

  • Ongoing mentoring, evaluation and development of business and plant lean coordinators, against the ELSS functional competencies.

  • Coordinate and support the facilitation of top-level training/program on ELSS tools and culture.

  • Champion structured problem solving including the application of PDCA to build organizational capability, shape the culture and get results.

  • Identify & promote best-practices within the region. Conduct research focused on benchmarking world-class performance and utilize findings to recommend stretch targets to senior leadership.

  • Responsible for the development of Six Sigma statistical tools competence and resource as required by the businesses in the region

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)

  • University degree or equivalent in an engineering, technical or related field.

  • The ideal candidate will not necessarily be an expert in all Lean, Six Sigma and Manufacturing Excellence tools and processes, but on the other hand will have a strong work ethic, will strive for performance excellence and have the ability to drive change and influence others.

  • This position represents a great career development opportunity for someone eager to learn and willing to perform the role between 2 and 3 years, and who will then progress into a different role.

  • A fluent and highly articulate communicator with excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.

  • Above 75% travel required. Trip duration will normally be 3 to 5 days a week.

  • Fluency in English essential other European languages would be a significant advantage.

  • Multiple years’ experience in manufacturing necessary, international experience would be a significant advantage.

  • The successful candidate would ideally be able to work from an Eaton base in the region.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 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 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit 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. For more information, visit 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.


JOBTITLE: Continuous Improvement Project Manager – EMEA

JOBLOCATION: HUN-Eaton Enterprises Kft.


DIVISION: Corporate Sector

FUNCTION: Operational Excellence