Eaton Corporation Global Sourcing Manager in Nottingham, United Kingdom

Global Sourcing Manager

Location: Sutton - UK

Essential Functions:

  • Provides direct management & indirect matrix management of the entire HAC procurement team on all aspects related to the sourcing of materials to fulfill customers’ needs in the most efficient and profitable way specifically achieving year on year budgeted improvements with regards to:

  • Material cost productivity from material economics, best cost sourcing & cost reduction activities

  • Optimal operating working capital position

  • Establishing world class S-OTD, lead-times, Supplier quality & PPV from the supplier base

  • Inventory values and DOH

  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with the company’s suppliers and internal customers in accordance with the ethical code of conduct maintaining the highest level of professionalism at all times

Collaborate with key stakeholders in order to identify and execute cost reduction opportunities and supply chain risk contributing to the implementations of VAVE, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Supply Chain and Six Sigma methodology in all plants.

  • Perform supplier performance appraisals and facilitate regular business review meetings with selected suppliers ensuring needed sourcing capacity, resources and systems are available

  • Negotiate and implement commercial agreements with suppliers ensuring that the company is appropriately protected and trading conditions are optimized

  • Produce detailed analysis of spend data and define HAC sourcing strategy in collaboration with Crouse-Hinds and Eaton sourcing teams where relevant

  • Conduct formal market testing exercises as part of a continuous commercial review process (RFI/RFP)

  • Supports and develops operating procedures and training of Strategic

  • Sourcing work standards focused on best practices continually seeking and identifying areas for improvement, in line with the strategic direction of the purchasing organization with a view to improving service levels to customers

  • Keeps informed on all laws & regulations affecting purchasing & delivery of items procured.


Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Accounting, or Engineering from an accredited institution

  • 10 years of experience in a manufacturing operations environment.

  • Sourcing and management experience across multiple sites; including buying practices, MRO, contract administration

  • Experience of production planning, materials management and global sourcing

  • Experience and understanding of manufacturing systems, particularly MRP and JIT

  • Experience with supplier quality assurance and supplier capability audits; including knowledge of PPAP, DOE, FMEA.

  • Must be able to work within the EU without company sponsorship, now and in the future

Position Criteria:

  • The incumbent must possess a strong sense of urgency, ownership and effective communication skills

  • Travel is required 10% of the time

  • Demonstrable track record of successful supplier selection and development

  • Demonstrable record of continuous improvement in sourcing KPI’s

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA Preferred

  • ISO Audit Experience preferred

  • Strong working knowledge of SAP system, concentrated in purchasing roles and transactions

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Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: EPG CHD HAC Hazardous Area Communications

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

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