Eaton Corporation Procurement Director – VAVE and Design to Value in Cleveland, Ohio

Eaton Corporation is currently seeking a Procurement Director – VAVE and Design to Value to join our team. This position is a global role based at our Beachwood, OH, Moon Township, PA or Budapest, HU facilities.

Our supply chain management team creates bottom-line impact by driving cost management and operational benefits. Within our Supply Chain function, the Procurement Director – VAVE and Design to Value is responsible for global deployment and execution of systems and tools to drive a Design to Value Process (DtV) at Eaton. This leader will be responsible for the creation of the process, the playbook, data governance and the overall strategy for successfully implementing DtV.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

You will ensure a robust review of current and new designs to optimize the bill of material and increase Eaton’s success in driving cost out of its products.

  • You will design a component standardization process in alignment with Engineering, and Operations to drive higher reuse of standard components across Eaton to create higher leverage and scale.

  • You will coordinate with the EIIC Engineering Center to create a Center of Excellence (CoE) focused on optimizing designs, recommending cost reduction ideas, supporting testing requirements and performing full validation and PPAP execution of the changes.

  • You will create of a process to conduct competitive tear downs of key competitor products at the CoE and provide insight to the businesses on what is happening in key market spaces and how to optimize our designs.

  • You will lead communications across Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Operation, and Supply Chain to understand key features and attributes that customers are willing to either pay a premium for or to help guide the design discussions around what elements are critical to win in the market.

  • You will build a partnership between the DtV team and Eaton’s Should Cost Team to prepare detailed should cost models for NPI and current production.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of 15 years' professional experience in an office or manufacturing environment

  • Minimum of 7 years’ professional experience in Supply Chain or Engineering

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • 10 or more years’ professional experience in Supply Chain or Engineering

Position Criteria

  • Strong understanding of Supply Chain and Materials Management processes and tools including SIOP - Demand / Supply Planning, ERP systems and Category and Commodity Management Strategies

  • Strong understanding of New Product Development and Value Analysis Value Engineering processes and tools including PROLaunch, Product Lifecycle Management tools such as Enovia and VAVE strategies

  • Strong understand of database management systems and data analytics processes and tools

  • Experience in rationalizing supply chain, materials management, and manufacturing operations across multiple sites including the integration of acquired organizations.

  • Drives sustainable cost out pipeline to enable year over year cost savings.

  • Sound understanding of the financial issues associated with running a multi-facility business.

  • Proven track record of leading supplier performance management improvement initiatives.

  • Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills

  • Strong leadership and professional presence.

  • Ability to build strong relationships with our preferred strategic suppliers ensuring proper supplier business reviews are conducted.

  • A strong work ethic, motivation to succeed and the ability to influence senior leaders are essential to success in this role.

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: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Director

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?: International relocation – worldwide

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.