Eaton Corporation Sourcing Manager in Shanghai Shi, China



State the primary function or overall purpose of your position.

Sourcing and identifying suppliers and lighting products for the retail and commercial market in U.S. and other countries. Support the strategic sourcing program of Lighting division for business continuity and product sustaining.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Limit yourself to 8-12 statements)


List the essential functions (i.e. key responsibilities with expected end results) which must be accomplished in order to fulfil the purpose of your position as described above.


Expedite and identify supplier and product opportunity to the sourcing strategy and product development requirements from the Division


Search new products as per product specifications


Search and visit potential suppliers for business development and product sustaining


Proceed supplier qualification on-site assessment with SQE and add new vendor on AVL list according to policy and procedures


Manage RFQs including cost analysis, terms of offers and price negotiation to meet with project requirements


New project follow up with Division and China teams with 100% to the new product development process


Proceed the NDA, MSA, consignment/level loading for new products, PR for tooling, PO release, and TP etc. as required in the new product development process to the specified time and policy requirements


Support Divisions for the program of strategic sourcing of suppliers for new project and dual sources.


Support Division Marketing teams for competitive market analysis, product line review and new product opportunities.




Record any measurable statistics which your position impacts such as production expenses, maintenance expenses, sales volumes, payroll costs, capital expenditures, research budgets, cost of purchases, value of inventories controlled, employees supervised (direct and indirect).

Suppliers spending, cost of purchases, SOTD, PPM and inventory costs.



Describe any specialized knowledge or skill (e.g., technical, scientific, administrative, managerial), which your position requires.

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering from an accredited university, master of business preferred

  • 8 years of board industrial product sourcing management experience in China

  • Negotiating and Supplier Development Skill Sets;

  • At least 4 years of large US retail experience: Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Ace, Target, Grainger, etc.;

  • Familiar with electrical commodity products and experience with lighting products within residential market;

  • China Supply Chain: Regional understanding of SE Asia specifically China and the products that are made in those regions. Ningbo and die casting as an example;

  • Knowledge of product development processes and experienced as design engineer and quality engineer a plus;

  • Experience in Plastic, metals, casting, electronics with understanding cost structure and capabilities cost analysis;

  • Knowledge of Associated Dealing with US: Logistics, manufacturing process, US Market, Consignment;

  • Large spend management plus $25 Million experience;

  • UL regulatory background is nice but not a main requirement;

  • Excellent English Skills, both spoken and written;

  • Excellent communication skills and able to influence and motivate people;

  • Highly skilled at MS office



Describe all other aspects of your position that you feel are important and which have not been adequately covered (i.e. unique problems encountered, special freedom to take action, critical outside contacts, exceptional working conditions etc.)

Frequent ravelling is needed, mainly in China

Frequent conference calls with customers at night time, mainly at week days

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Job: Program / Project Management

Region: Asia Pacific

Organization: EPG LD Lighting 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: Yes, 25 % of the Time