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Eaton Corporation Procurement Manager in Bedhampton, United Kingdom

Eaton Bedhampton

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Procurement Manager

The Procurement Manager role is responsible for the supplier demand planning and delivery of all direct materials and services including subcontractors, while assuring continuity of material supply required for Bedhampton.

Responsible for overall supplier on time delivery, parts quality and cost requirements. This role will also work with commodity management to develop, deploy and execute the commodity/supply strategies.

Coordinate with commodity management and collaborate with material planning to place orders and ensure material availability while minimizing inventory.

This role is a Manager of People

Your key deliverables:

  • Manager of People

  • Responsible for supplier delivery on time, inventory levels through the supply chain while supporting quality and cost (both cost up and down) to profit plan / balanced scorecard requirements.

  • Manage Supplier Vis and consequent ASNs from suppliers. Maintains accurate supplier price lists and updates standard costs correctly in time with Financial planning.

  • Establish Supplier capacity planning model including constraint management in collaboration with the SIOP team

  • Responsible for cost out and delivery project initiation and time lines. Ability to lead projects from conception to completion (ex. Sourcing, Cost Out, Business Model Changes) with the need to meet and exceed MPV targets in line with PP commitments, such as cost out etc.

  • Responsible for the Management of ECN and MPS changes which affect the direct material in the supply chain, while working closely with Commodity Managers, Engineering, Operations, Supplier Quality and Supplier Development teams

  • Implement and execute projects related to the commodity strategy to support divisional cost, quality, delivery, supplier reduction, and sourcing goals. Drives savings expectations in line with profit plan and overall business objectives.

  • Work closely with Supplier Quality and Supplier Delivery team on improving the current supply base and developing new suppliers, as needed.

  • Proven ability to identify root cause and corrective actions and improvement activities within the supply base

  • Responsible for the general health of ERP Data (management of purchasing records in the ERP systems, action message management for purchase orders, lead times, min buy quantities, etc…)

  • Coordinate with Commodity Management and Material Planning for the establishment and implementation of pull production / stocking arrangements (Kanban/DLF) with suppliers including consignment internal and external to Eaton facilities eg VMI.

  • Maintain ERP (for example MFGPro) supplier parameters including Supplier Time Fences, MOQ, Min/Max levels, safety time, safety stock management (while aligning with the Material Planning team) in alignment with SIOP. Establish and maintain Plan for Every Part (PFEP).

  • Adhere to Eaton standard sourcing process and divisional operating procedures while supporting phase in of NPI and sourcing projects.

  • Develop and continuously improve standardized purchasing process / divisional operating procedures.

  • Develop positive ethical relationships with suppliers.

  • Manage supplier compliance and communications associated with Eaton Corporate initiatives (Ethics compliance, EHS requirements, etc.)

  • Ensures appropriate performance measure (Quality, Cost and Delivery) of supply base and feedback of results

  • Adhere to Eaton’s Code of Ethics and Conduct.

  • Ensure that all Health & Safety standards and requirements are met and a safe working environment is promoted within the site.

Qualifications Are you?

  • Degree qualified

  • Full knowledge and understanding of materials planning systems (MRP/ERP) requirements and order generation process logic (for example MFGPro)

  • Multiple years of related professional and supervisory/Managerial experience

  • Ability to lead cross-functional process improvement teams

  • Procurement management experience preferred

  • Manufacturing industry experience preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Strong ethics and professional presence required

  • Minimum 5 years buying experience

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to lead teams

  • Solid negotiation skills

  • Demonstrated project leadership success

  • Results and detailed oriented

  • Broad commodity or technical experience preferred

If yes then we want to hear about you!

What Eaton offers?

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

  • Contract in fast growing global company

  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team

  • Great promotional opportunities – We encourage internal promotion, whenever possible

  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethic are really important for us

Candidate applying to the vacancy will be subject of the background screening


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: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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: No

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