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Eaton Corporation Strategischer Einkäufer / Sourcing Commodity Specialist (m/w/d) in Langenlonsheim, Germany

Eaton Filtration division has an opening for:

Strategic Sourcing Specialist (m/f)

Location: Langenlonsheim, Germany

Job Description:

  • This global/EMEA role will assist in the development and management of sourcing strategies and execute those strategies to achieve growth, cost, quality and delivery goals.

  • Responsible for managing the commodity in the sourcing, supplier selection and relationship building with key suppliers to leverage Eaton’s purchases.

  • The Commodity Specialist executes direct material cost out projects and strategies which requires global coordination with Supply Chain, Product Management, Operations and Engineering.


  • Develop, plan, monitor and execute direct material cost out projects utilizing the Eaton Standard Sourcing Process to achieve the cost down and project schedule goals. The projects will provide NET 3% savings to achieve SCM objectives.

  • Implement and execute on global commodity sourcing strategies to effectively leverage Eaton’s global Filtration spend in conjunction with the Global Commodity Manager to deliver cost benefits.

  • Help keep commodity strategies aligned with latest internal and external environmental, market and economic factors. Build and maintain organizational consensus and alignment to the commodity strategies.

  • Negotiates and manages key strategic supplier agreements, cost negotiations and relationships for EMEA.

  • Partner and collaborate with external suppliers, commodity managers and buyers, supply development engineers, manufacturing plants and engineering globally.

  • Lead projects through a standard process to define scope and requirements, complete risk planning and user technical reviews, manage the request for proposal process with external suppliers, manage APQP (Advanced Part Quality planning) phase of project, and manage project multifunctional phase gate reviews. Track status and planning in a program management portfolio tool and using MS project.

  • Manage the supplier identification and selection for New Product Development projects for assigned commodities.


We would like you to know:

  • Experience in strategic sourcing procurement/SCM in manufacturing

  • Understanding of key commodities and their impact on he business

  • Proficient in spoken and written English & German.

Preferred knowledge:

  • Relevant degree in Business or Engineering from an accredited university

  • Project Management / Supply Chain

  • Experience working globally and dealing with multi-national and off-shore suppliers

  • Analytical thinking

What Eaton offers:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

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

  • Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day.

  • Inclusion & Diversity - Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully.

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: HYD FFD Fluid Filtration Division

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?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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