Eaton Corporation Commercial Controller, VG APAC in Shanghai Shi, China

This position is responsible for managing all the activities of the commercial finance function for the VG APAC region. In the executive role of the commercial finance team, he/she are expected to think and act strategically to provide clear direction to all activities and guideline to functional excellence. He/she should monitor all functional responsibilities including pricing of products, product mix management, leading and coordinating the preparation of capital appropriations, driving standardization and process improvement throughout the region. Lead the financial contract review process and act as the financial liaison for the product line and product strategy teams. This position is responsible to build organizational capability within the finance function of VG APAC and to provide leadership and direction to the business units and its leadership team in the pursuit of business goals and objectives.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Direct the commercial activities, including cost estimating for the APAC region.

  • Direct and develop business plans and capital investment proposals for all growth programs and opportunities in the region.

  • Lead the analysis of profitable and unprofitable products for the region and drive actions to improve the overall product portfolio.

  • Lead the review of customer contracts to identify any potential financial risks.

  • Lead financial activities associated with pricing management and product profitability.

  • Ensure regional compliance with Eaton and statutory transfer pricing regulations.

  • Drive improvements across the region in the product costing process and capabilities.

  • Standardize quotation process for the region and ensure appropriate use of processes and tools.

  • Build Organizational Capability in finance function across VG APAC. Ensure that top talent is hired and retained. Provide training opportunities for finance employees and give honest and open feedback to aid in the development of finance talent.

  • Ensure that the Region is compliant with all applicable law and regulations for financial reporting.

  • Serve as the liaison between finance and the product strategy managers and the product line teams. Provide all necessary reporting requirements accurately and on-time.

  • Lead the finance activities associated with the development of the profit plan and strategic plan top line estimate.


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting. Graduate degree desirable, as well as CPA or CMA accreditation.

  • Experience: 10 years’ experience with a preference for someone who has had commercial and contract experience as well as plant controller experience. Experience with multiple countries within APAC is preferred, but not required.

  • Technical / Training: General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Cost Accounting, Financial Analysis. Must be proficient in MS Excel, Powerpoint and Word software.

  • Other:

  • Strategic Agility and Action

  • Action Driven and deadline oriented, Manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills, and must be able to effectively work in a cross-functional and global team environment.

  • Dealing with Ambiguity

  • Strong problem solving skills and Conflict Management

  • Strict attention to detail

  • Leaning Agility

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Job: Finance/Accounting

Region: Asia Pacific

Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

Job Level: Manager

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: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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