Eaton Corporation Materials Manager in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Eaton’s Fluid and Motion Control Systems division, a part of our Industrial sector, is currently seeking a Materials Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Grand Rapids, MI facility.

The Materials Manager is responsible for managing key materials related functions such as materials planning, scheduling, logistics, and ordering activities associated with the delivery of specific customer products. In this role, you will train and educate direct reports on the use of various business systems, varieties of reports and other related tools to ensure timely and economical completion of customer requirements.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

  • You will manage current and future demand requirements with manufacturing and supplier, as well as the entire logistics process, from receipt of material through shipment to the end Customer

  • You will ensure correct planning parameters are utilized in order execution systems (such as MFGPro) to ensure proper order generation

  • You will drive continuous improvement to achieve world class inventory targets while supporting on time delivery to Customer requirements

  • You will analyze and manages aggregate inventory levels in relation to customer requirements to meet profit and inventory targets and goals

  • You will arrange for the sale of scrap, obsolete, surplus materials and by-products in order to minimize excess material

  • You will evaluate operational performance of the group in order to facilitate performance management, merit promotions, job transfers, dismissals, commendations, etc.

  • You will coordinate with central Corporate Supply Chain Function to provide data and participate in teams in order to drive best practices across Eaton Corp.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

We are 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.

Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in materials management and/or supply chain

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Only candidates currently located within a 50 mile radius of Grand Rapids, MI, will be considered.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution

  • Full knowledge of materials planning systems (MRP/ERP) requirements and order generation process logic

  • Thorough understanding of Materials Management operational concepts surrounding production planning, scheduling, purchasing, and inventory control

  • Prior professional and supervisory/managerial experience

  • APICS certification

  • Experience implementing/leading SIOP processes

  • Detailed knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Process Variation Reduction (Six Sigma) concepts and tool sets as they relate to materials management

  • Technical knowledge of forecasting techniques, bill of material structuring and scheduling execution

Position Success Criteria :

  • Ability to lead cross-functional process improvement teams

  • Ability to motivate team members to drive for results

  • Strong leadership and communication skills

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: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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

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.