Eaton Corporation Continuous Improvement Project Manager CI + Logistics – EMEA in Budapest, Hungary

Eaton Corporate Division has an opening for :

Continuous Improvement Project Manager - CI + Logistics - EMEA

Location: Budapest – Hungary

Essential Functions:

  • Support Senior CI, divisional and site leadership and for co-developing the continuous improvement plans within the specified area of responsibility utilizing Integrated Deck Building and EBS Pull.

  • Responsible for execution of the key breakthrough continuous improvement projects (key needle mover projects) within the specified area of responsibility, including the achievement of stretch performance goals.

  • Champion Eaton Lean Six Sigma (ELSS) tools and processes and use in a disciplined and rigorous way to achieve stretch performance goals while building organizational capability of business and site lean coordinators.

  • Responsible for sustaining the results achieved through follow-up reviews, building of local organizational capability and deployment of Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF).

  • Support annual assessments including Operations Assessment (OpA).

  • Help to identify with Senior CI, divisional and site leadership appropriate Opportunities for Advancement and improvement action plans.

  • Ongoing mentoring, evaluation and development of business and plant lean coordinators, against the ELSS functional competencies.

  • Support the facilitation of top-level training/program on ELSS tools and culture.

  • Champion structured problem solving including the application of PDCA to build organizational capability, shape the culture and get results.

  • Identify & promote best-practices within the region. Conduct research focused on benchmarking world-class performance and utilize findings to recommend stretch targets to senior leadership.

  • Support the development of Six Sigma statistical tools competence and resource as required by the businesses in the region.

  • Logistics and supply chain improvement activities with 3rd party providers – ensuring target setting and monthly reporting tools are in place and reported through to Sector Supply Chain Team.



  • The ideal candidate will not necessarily be an expert in all Lean, Six Sigma and Manufacturing Excellence tools and processes, but on the other hand will have a strong work ethic, will strive for performance excellence and have the ability to drive change and influence others.

  • Ideally the candidate will have experience in deploying and building a strong lean culture.

  • This position represents a great career development opportunity for someone eager to learn and willing to perform the role between 2 to 3 years, and who will then progress into a different role.

  • A fluent and highly articulate communicator with excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.

  • Above 75% travel required. Trip duration will normally be 3 to 5 days a week.

  • University degree or equivalent in an engineering, technical or related field.

  • Fluency in English is essential other European languages would be a significant advantage.

  • Multiple years’ experience in manufacturing, warehousing necessary, international experience would be a significant advantage.

  • The successful candidate would ideally be able to work from an Eaton base in the region.


  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Continuous Flow Manufacturing, Pull System, Standardized Work, 5S, TPM, Setup Reduction and Error Proofing,

  • Problem solving tools & methods, including statistics and process variation reduction tools.

  • Sound knowledge of material planning, replenishment, scheduling, international & domestic transportation, warehousing and distribution practices.

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

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa

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, 75 % of the Time