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North America Category Manager, Aluminum




Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Eaton’s Corporate Sector division is currently seeking a North America Category Manager, Aluminum.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $105000.03 - $154000.04 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

Eaton’s Corporate Sector is currently seeking a North America Category Manager, Aluminum to join our team. This position will be based at any Eaton facility in the U.S. The position will be eligible for a hybrid work setup.

Position Overview:

Our supply chain management team creates bottom-line impact by driving cost management and operational benefits. Within our supply chain, the N. American Category Manager, Aluminum supports the development and deployment of the regional category strategy of Aluminum. In this role, you will drive towards optimal conditions (cost, commercial, quality, delivery, innovation, VAVE) for the Aluminum category by leveraging synergies across businesses and driving the “One Supply Chain” philosophy. You will be responsible for managing $115M in regional category spend across all businesses in N. America.

Job Responsibilities:

• Develop strategy and connected strategic initiatives to facilitate cross-business synergies across a rationalized set of regional preferred supplier partners.

• Negotiate and manage key strategic supplier contracts and relationships.

• Review, approve, monitor and report compliance to category agreements and strategies based upon Eaton SCM strategic directions.

• You will develop innovative business solutions, forecast commodity projections and provide mitigation actions as applicable to ensure key metrics for the procurement function (Cost Out, DPO, Diversity Spend, etc.) are achieved.

• Develop and present regional communication plans and share new planning tools, methods, technical analysis, standards and procurement opportunities with senior management that are aligned with SCM/Eaton strategic plans and cost reduction initiatives.

• Benchmark procurement processes to develop and implement best practices throughout Eaton and Supply Chain Management.

• Ensure compliance of suppliers with Eaton SCM Sustainability Programs, and SCM policies.

• Plan, prepare and execute annual profit planning for the owned spend, and support execution with the business cross functional teams.

• Support flex in the Category scope following acquisitions or divestiture in the business.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

• Minimum of 6 years' professional experience in Purchasing, Supply Chain or Operations.

• Minimum of 2 years of experience as a strategic buyer or category manager.

• Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.

Preferred qualifications:

• MBA preferred.

• Professional Supply Chain related certification (e.g. CPM, CPIM).

• Prior experience with metals and/or commodity purchasing.

• Professional experience with accountability across multiple manufacturing facilities.

Position Criteria:

• Strategic Thinking, Negotiation, Data/Contract Management, Presentation and Influencing Skills.

The application window for this position is anticipated to close on 4.12.2024.

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