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Eaton Corporation Regional Category Manager (Asia Pacific) - Bar & Sheet Steel in Shanghai Shi, China

If you desire to be part of something special, to be part of a winning team, to be part of a fun team – winning is fun. We are looking forward to a(n) Regional Category Manager – Bar & Sheet Steel in Eaton’s Corporate business, based in Shanghai, China. In Eaton, making our work exciting, engaging, meaningful; ensuring safety, health, wellness; and being a model of inclusion & diversity are already embedded in who we are - it’s in our values, part of our vision, and our clearly defined aspirational goals. This exciting role offers opportunity to:

  • Manage Bar, Sheet and Directed-Buy Sheet spend for APAC region at the Enterprise Level.

  • Negotiate Commerical Pricing/ Long Term Agreements/MSA’s for supply into multiple EATON locations and with suppliers in the Asia Pacific Region.

  • Develop and deploy Commodity and supplier-specific strategies in the steel commodity.

  • List the main functions of the role, being clear and concise (avoid using abbreviations, use short sentences, stress what is unique, emphasize what makes your job and organization special). If this is a re-evaluation of an existing role, highlight the job responsibilities that are new to the role.

  • Work closely with Bar Steel, Directed-Buy Sheet steel suppliers to make sure that Eaton plants are supplied at all times at the most competitive price.

  • Negotiate and manage steel supplier contracts in the APAC Region.

Ensure that key metrics for the procurement function (Cost Out, DPO, etc.) are achieved.

  • Develop and execute a steel sourcing strategy at the Eaton Enterprise level.

  • Maintain high level relationship with suppliers and key stakeholders within Eaton.

  • Review both economic and market trends and advises the businesses on best sourcing strategies for carbon and electrical steel.

  • Ensure that high level of quality and deliver performance is maintained by suppliers at all times.



  • Bachelor's with an M.B.A.

  • 5-6 years working experience

  • Background in Bar Steel, Carbon and Stainless Sheet Steel.

  • Negotiation, Presentation and Influencing Skills

Yes! Because you are the one we are looking for, we hope to hear from you now!

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: Asia Pacific

Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Individual Contributor

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, 25 % 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.