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Eaton Corporation Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager in Doncaster, United Kingdom

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You will work within our world class team in Doncaster.

This position will be responsible for managing all Eaton Doncaster Supply Chain related functions including materials planning, scheduling and ordering activities associated with the delivery of customer products, direct and indirect material purchasing and inventory control. Manages and directs supply chain personnel in the procurement and inventory control of material to ensure on time delivery to customer orders while maintaining assigned inventory levels.

Your key deliverables :

  • You will manage a team of both direct and indirect reports in supply chain and will report directly to the Plant Manager. You will be expected to train and educate direct reports in the use of supply chain management techniques, various business systems and varieties of reports and other related tools to ensure the timely and economical completion of customer requirements.

  • You will implement methods, practices and techniques to ensure the most economical movement of materials through the supply chain.

  • You will manage the MRP (SAP) module of the ERP system to ensure accurate and timely delivery of materials to meet the production plan and customer orders, ensure data integrity and MRP message adherence.

  • You will lead the achievement and maintenance of the specified inventory and E&O targets through the use of appropriate inventory optimisation tools.

  • You will lead S&OP Supply management activities and manage the monthly business planning process of S&OP. This is undertaken in partnership with the senior management team to ensure its timely and effective execution in performing the medium and long term strategic review of the business and support the demand management/forecasting process.

  • You will provide training, motivation and support to all of the team in supply chain management techniques.

  • You will manage the day to day purchasing function at site

  • You will manage and communicate information regarding short term material availability, capacity and constraint positions for the weekly PSI (Production, Sales and Inventory) call/review meeting.

  • You will analyse and maintain material classification and master data parameters both raw and finished goods, and where appropriate calculate and implement correct settings to ensure targets are met, including safety stock levels, lead-time etc. achieving item master accuracy.

  • You will establish and provide communication channels with the appropriate Account Managers to understand stock requirements and expectations of key customer groups in order to achieve customer OTD (On Time Delivery) requirements through the appropriate levels of stock and raw materials.

  • You will develop and implement optimized planning process, MPS, Capacity Planning and support supplier OTD and lead-time improvement activities to achieve a lean and agile supply chain.

  • You will drive continuous improvement activities and lean supply methods to improve performance across all functions.


What we are looking for:


  • Apics/CIPS / Degree level educated

  • Thorough understanding of supply chain management operational concepts surrounding production planning, scheduling, purchasing, supplier management, inventory control, logistics, shipping and receiving.

  • Sound experience within a manufacturing/ FMCG planning environment.

  • Experience of the total business process utilising formal Resource Planning techniques (MRP/ERP) and supply chain management.

  • Experience of inventory control and measures

  • Extensive experience of a MTS/MTO manufacturing operation.

  • Excellent SAP experience and data analytical

  • Detailed knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Process variation reduction (Six Sigma) concepts and tools sets related to material management is desirable

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Multiple years of related professional and supervisory/managerial experience

  • Ability to lead cross functional improvement teams

Then we want to hear about you!

What We offer:

  • Inclusion and diversity is our strength. We embrace the power of many perspectives to drive innovation and growth that benefits our people, investors, customers and communities.

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package (flexible working hours, private healthcare, wellness program)

  • Great promotional opportunities – We encourage internal promotion, whenever possible

  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics are really important for us

  • Learning & Development - We invest in our employees for the long term – not just with salary and benefits, but with ongoing learning and development opportunities

  • Wellness - Wellness is more than a program, it’s about changing the environment by offering the right tools to help empower employees to make that happen

About Eaton:

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 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 technology and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

(Candidate applying to the vacancy will be subject of the background screening. – if applicable)


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: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: LSD Life Safety Division EMEA

Job Level: Manager

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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.