Eaton Corporation Manager, North America Distribution and Logistics in Indianapolis, Indiana

Eaton's Vehicle Group has an immediate opening for a North America Distribution and Logistics Manager based in Galesburg, MI or Indianapolis, IN.

The Manager of Vehicle Group North America Distribution and Logistics is responsible for leading all aspects warehousing products for OEM metering, aftermarket distribution, and reman operations across all product lines within the business. This position is responsible managing a team consisting of a materials managers, logistics manager, packaging engineer and financial controller responsible for operations. The scope of this responsibility includes managing daily operations for the distribution centers, leading a 3rd party performance management and negotiations, reman distribution, and designing logistics strategies to support cost control. As a part of this responsibility, this position is directly accountable for the financial performance for these businesses.

This position will be responsible for designing and implementing a best-in-class Distribution and Aftermarket process that drives quantifiable improvement in customer satisfaction, working capital and asset utilization across the organization. In order to ensure successful Distribution and Logistics processes, this position must establish and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders.

This role requires active coordination with the Sales, Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain, Materials Planning and Finance teams. In addition to working closely with these teams, this individual will work with plant materials leadership teams to achieve customer satisfaction through robust replenishment systems while continuously improving the interplant planning processes and performance metrics.

As the overall manager of the Distribution and Logistics, this individual will be responsible to maintain and drive the financial and operational metric improvements (Revenue and profitability, Customer on-time delivery, Backlogs, Inventory Dollars, DOH, E&O, Freight Spend, Budget controls etc.), deploy continuous improvements throughout the processes, and create/deliver reports and presentations to all levels of the organization including the senior leadership team.

This position will be responsible to lead and/or participate on operations project teams to launch standardized materials processes across the Vehicle Group North America. As a key leader on the Vehicle Group NA Materials Management organization, this individual must have strong leadership skills with ability to leverage resources, drive change management and interact across all levels of the organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead the all aspects of the Distribution and Logistics organizations for planning, operational performance and problems resolution

  • Support the daily operational activities at the distribution locations to ensure critical customer and plant supply requirements are achieved

  • Manages all financial performance and operational productivity metrics including reporting and monitoring compliance against standards

  • Leads monthly business review with 3PLs management teams to assess operational and financial performance

  • Ensures operational budgets are achieved and planned cost-outs are realized

  • Provides warehousing management process and IT solutions designs and support for all distribution locations

  • Leads all aspects of logistics management align to Corporate’s strategic objectives via route optimization, sourcing, and product flow design to continuously improve cost management

  • Actively participate in the Materials Council by incorporating plant feedback into process improvements, policy adaption and solution deployment

  • Build organization capability through developing effective teams, attracting top talent and building functional competencies across the organization


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain, Materials, Engineering, or Business is required

  • Minimum of 7 years of materials or operations experience in shop floor management, manufacturing engineering, or capacity management

  • Must be able to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now and in the future

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience in setting up and maintaining replenishment systems, managing operations/planning functions, capital planning and deployment or other operations focused team lead is preferred

  • Certifications in APICS (e.g. CPIM) are a plus

  • Experience in ERP systems (Oracle preferred)

Position Criteria

  • Excellent written and verbal skills including proficiency with standard office tools (Powerpoint, Word, Excel)

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Lean Manufacturing leadership and tool deployment a must

  • Financial reporting knowledge

  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and lean concepts

  • Ability to travel up to 25-50%

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: VEH Vehicle Group

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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

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