Eaton Corporation Supply chain manager in Hengelo, Netherlands


You will join our Hengelo plant, which is Centre of Excellence for innovative medium and low voltage systems and services; around 700 colleagues work on site. You will work under the direct supervision of the plant manager, and will be responsible for the whole site’s Supply Chain Management; therefore you will be expected to coach, guide and develop the supply chain team. We are looking for a supply chain manager who would be willing to develop further on the long run within Eaton.


  • Lead, manage, inspire and motivate a team of around 10 direct reports and overall population of around 70 colleagues; stimulate change and improvements within the team

  • Develop and implement an overall long term SCM strategy for the Hengelo plant

  • Lead the monthly Supply Chain and SIOP meetings

  • Manage commodities purchasing to ensure uninterrupted supply at optimum cost and quality

  • Lead the selection and relationship building with key vendors and suppliers

  • Maintain an essential balance between supplier quality, delivery expectations and cost reduction metrics. Focus on purchases from major suppliers, broad mix of commodities and multiple locations

  • Ensure that Operational processes are in line with internal guidelines and local legislation

  • Ensure timely availability of parts, subassemblies and materials for production and projects

  • Ensure that overall capacity planning in production/services and engineering are optimized Ensure that Metric and Review processes are in place

  • Organize specialist support in the field of Supply Chain Operational Excellence to actively contribute to the achievement of set performance and productivity goals for other divisional locations

  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting in accordance with applicable procedures



  • Supply Chain Management and preferably manufacturing experience within an industrial environment

  • Knowledge of Engineer to Order and Assemble to Order

  • Fluent English, Dutch would be advantageous but not mandatory

Important notice: the successful candidate will be subject to background screening.

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: ESSD Electrical Solutions and Services Div EMEA

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?: Relocation from within hiring region only

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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