Eaton Corporation Regional Buyer & Indirect Material & Services in Prague, Czech Republic

Eaton 's Supply Chain Global division has an opening for

Regional Buyer & Indirect Material & Services

Location: Prague or Czech Republic

Eaton has entered the manufacturing market in the Czech Republic in 1993.

In 2012 has been opened rapidly growing Eaton European Innovation Center (EEIC) in Prague.

With almost 100 employees we are a vibrant engineering and Innovation Center for electrical, vehicle, hydraulic, and aerospace applications for the region focus on businesses in Europe, Middle-East, & Africa .

Primary function:

  • Driving the definition & implementation of business solutions from Corporate SCM programs.

  • Focus on all categories within Indirect Material and Services. Acting as the primary business partner and conduit between the EMEA corporate indirect team and local business partner stakeholders.

  • Where suitable regional solutions / supplier partners exist, focus will be in change management, implementation & compliance. Where regional solutions do not exist, focus will be determining suitable local solutions that align to meeting local site needs whilst delivering required productivity & service levels.

  • Manage local Indirect service providers, selection of suppliers, their performance and drive productivity initiatives.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborates, leverages and negotiates contracts, and programs for defined local categories to reduce the total cost of material & services or eliminate inflationary pressures through validated cost avoidance actions

  • Develops framework to ensure consistent approach is deployed across all business / sites.

  • Supports standardization & migration processes locally as is feasible considering local environment.

  • Improves local program and project process productivity, effectiveness and efficiency

  • Provides accurate and timely reporting of performance and activities aligned to annual goals/targets

  • Manages local supplier partner relationships as appropriate to build effective support and category impact, maintaining a highly ethical and transparent approach to “doing business right”

  • Creates long term local supplier partner relationships that lead to optimal price reductions, quality improvements, process improvements, and on time delivery performance.

Consolidates major purchases to negotiate and secure the best possible sourcing and procurement agreements.



  • Solid experience in Supply Chain Management (Procurement)

  • Possesses strong negotiation and supplier management skills

  • Sufficiently understands technical specifications, product / service performance requirements, processes (manufacturing & non-manufacturing), and end user expectations

  • Program/ Project / Change Management

  • Financial acumen - costs managements & negotiations

  • Fluent Czech & English skills required

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

What Eaton offers:

  • Unique opportunity to be part of Global SCM team.

  • Cooperation within friendly international team

  • Competitive salary and attractive yearly performance bonus

  • Extra vacation days

  • Sick days and flexible working hours

  • Language courses and others

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

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.

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time