Eaton Corporation Category Manager Plastic Components in Budapest, Hungary

Eaton's Electrical Division has an opening for :

Category Manager - Plastic Components

Location: Position is open to Hungary or Romania

The purpose of this position is development and deployment of the category strategy for the whole region to drive optimal cost and conditions (commercial, quality, delivery). Manage category spend of approximately $40 million, based on 2014 volume. Develop, deploy, and manage all related contracts. Develop & build a reliable – world class supplier base regionally & globally. Drive all defined and required steps and actions in order to fulfill requirements of the supplier management process. Develop market knowledge and expertise for category in charge in order to provide leadership guidance for whole organization in the region. Collaborate with other functions (operations, quality, logistics, R&D) for any new product development as well as solving any existing problems and to prevent reoccurrence.

Essential Functions:

  • Create and deploy in the region category strategies for category / material field in charge: SMS developed and agreed / aligned with BU

  • Optimize supplier base to drive the best cost and commercial conditions, quality and delivery performance: 5% cost reduction, net 90 as desired payment terms, DPPM and 100% delivery performance as the ultimate goal

  • Drive Global Sourcing solutions for category strategy. Work closely with Procurement organizations in Asia and CEE: Target 50% of the overall category spend.

  • Provide expertise knowledge and leadership guidance to the whole organization for category in charge. Create Annual Budget as part of Profit Planning for category in charge.

  • Support New Product Developments to drive optimal cost for the whole organization in the region in line with short, medium and, long term strategies.

  • Support Supplier Development, Quality and Supplier Quality Functions, and if necessary lead, any quality actions / discussions with suppliers to solve existing quality problems

  • Monitor category supplier base performance: PPM / OTD

  • Initiate and Monitor progress for any design optimization activities with suppliers and IDEAS

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Bachelors degree and at least five years of supply chain experience.

  • Previous specific Commodity Management/Strategic Sourcing Experience considered an advantage

  • Experience within a Multi-Location Manufacturing/ Assembly plant environment an advantage

  • Strong communication, customer service and interpersonal skills necessary to converse with diverse group of stakeholders including senior management, operations and Supply Chain Management personnel.

  • Possesses sound knowledge and experience in successfully deploying commodity strategies and driving cost-out through disciplined Project Management.

  • Desktop Analytics (MS Excel skills are a necessity)

  • Demonstrated Problem Solving Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results

What Eaton offers:

  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team

  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics is really important for us

  • Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day.

  • Learning & Development- We invest in our employees for the long term – not just with salary and benefits, but with ongoing learning and development opportunities made available through Eaton University.

Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 99,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.

At Eaton we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently – if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you – then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information visit www. Eaton.com/careers.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: Corporate Sector

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, 50 % of the Time