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Global Category Manager, Direct Materials




Southfield, Michigan, United States

Eaton’s Industrial Sector is hiring a Global Catergory Manager. This position requires 25% travel. Reporting to the Director of Global Procurement, within our Aerospace Procurement Organization for direct materials, the Global Category Manager leads the development and deployment of the global category strategy for Complex Machining suppliers. In this role, you will drive towards optimal conditions (cost, commercial, quality, delivery, innovation, VAVE) for the Direct Material category by leveraging across Aerospace Businesses. This role is also responsible for Leadership of the COE/Functional Excellence process for Cost Management Governance (Cost-in/Cost-out) for both Direct & Indirect Materials.

What you’ll do:

• Develops and implements commodity strategies in line with Corporate, Divisional, and site initiatives to improve supply chain efficiencies, ensure resiliency, and reduce the total cost of supply chain management. Outcomes should sustain a competitive advantage for Eaton Aerospace, utilizing global market exploitation, leveraging spend, and leveraging of technologies.

• Develops and owns supplier relationships for strategic initiatives to implement cross-business synergies across a rationalized set of global and regional preferred supplier partners. Responsibility for all ASL classifications for the designated spend (Approved Supplier List).

• Develop, implement, and manage key strategic supplier contracts and relationships. Including Manufacturers and Distributors

• Develop and implement Supply chain solutions, including VMI, supplier consignment stock etc.

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

• Plan, prepare and execute annual Profit Planning and long-term Strategic Plans for the owned spend, and support execution with the business cross functional teams.

• Develop innovative business solutions, forecast commodity projections, and provide mitigation actions as applicable to ensure key metrics for the procurement function (Cost Out, DPO, OTD, Diversity Spend, etc.) are achieved. Special focus on risk mitigation and Supply Continuity

• Develop global 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.

• Undertake spend analysis, supplier assessment and supplier selection to agreed processes, build cost models (TCO/ should cost) to validate commodity strategies and to understand cost drivers.

• Provides commodity support to New Program Teams as required including costs, schedules, and designs.

• Negotiations and management of cost models for suppliers to include 'hard' money (such as price, volume discounts, etc.) and 'soft' money (such as expertise, technical backup, etc.) in the context of Total Acquisition Cost (TAC) and Total Opportunity Cost (TOC).

• Prepare and Lead Supplier Business Reviews with strategic suppliers annually.


Basic (Required) Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

• Minimum seven (7) years of professional experience in supply chain, operations, and/or program management.

• Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

• This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, engineering, or business administration from an accredited institution.

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

• MBA or master’s degree in supply chain from an accredited institution.

• Manger of people experience.

• 2+ years professional negotiating experience in a global business environment.

• 3+ professional experience with accountability across multiple manufacturing facilities.

• 3+ years’ professional experience in Category Management.

• Knowledge of the Aerospace Requirements and ability to identify technology and economic trends within the category.

Eaton Leadership Position Success Criteria:

• Think and Act Strategically, Build Organizational Capability, Get Results and Enable a Digital Mindset across Eaton.

• Is passionate, accountable, efficient, ethical, transparent, and focused on continuous learning.

• We foster an environment of engagement and inclusion for all employees and act with advocacy, empathy, and accountability.

At Eaton, we strive to provide compensation and benefits that attract, engage, and retain the best talent. This includes competitive pay and a variety of benefit programs for eligible employees. The expected annual salary range for this role is $136500.03 - $200200.04 a year. This role is also eligible for a variable incentive program. 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.

The application window for this position is anticipated to close on June 1st, 2024.

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