Eaton Corporation Global Powertrain Product Director in Torino, Italy

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

Primary functions:

The primary purpose of the role is to execute market outgrowth of the Powertrain product lines for the Vehicle Group. This includes setting direction through product line strategic planning, product portfolio management, supporting current product improvements and cost reduction efforts, developing key customer relationships, differentiated products and unique value propositions, ensuring flawless program launches– all through direct, indirect and cross-functional leadership of resources within the Vehicle Group team, as well as Regional and Functional VG resources.

Essential functions:

  • Direct the planning, development, and execution of the strategic business plan to achieve global growth objectives; Partner with Regional leaders and sales teams to drive regional product growth.

  • Define the growth and marketing strategy by fully understanding the global markets and market requirements and translating these into service and product solutions; Partner with the Regional teams to capture VOC and to ensure that product and customer strategies are driven across multiple regions.

  • Manage the portfolio for the product line, which includes evaluating each opportunity based on its strategic significance and benefit for Eaton and recommending which products will be developed

  • Provide oversight for all programs, ensuring Focus 5 metrics are achieved.

  • Define product roadmap with direct linkage to the technology roadmap as well as aftermarket portfolio development when appropriate.

  • Demonstrate full ownership of the product life cycle, including aftermarket, service and end of product life

  • Define the value proposition and pricing strategy for the product line.

  • Develop and nurture executive relationships with new technology decision makers at key customers, gaining advance knowledge of and engagement in the new product planning cycle.

  • Identify specific opportunities to drive profitability improvements through pricing, portfolio management and harvest strategies.

  • Develop key leaders and build organizational capability for Eaton through assessment, selection and succession planning within the product line.

  • Foster an environment which promotes Eaton’s goals, values and philosophy, encourages continuous improvement and builds customer relationships, vigorously promotes excellence and pride of accomplishment among all the global product line employees and ensures that the attitudes are matched by engagement and accomplishment.

  • Appropriately represent the company in the local community to enhance Eaton’s image and reputation.

  • Direct and mentor staff in the performance of their respective roles and consistent with Eaton Leadership Model.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering;

  • 15+ years of experience, with global operations, engineering and leadership.

  • Strong background in goal deployment, strategic planning and building organizational capability through communicating a vision that both engages and motivates the organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a global cross-functional team in the development and implementation of product strategies

  • Fluent in English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA

  • Marketing and program management experience would be very beneficial.

  • A results oriented and highly adaptable person who can be a supportive team player in a corporate environment

  • A focused, intelligent individual who is a pragmatic motivator with a good decision making skills

  • Team player that promotes and recognizes team accomplishments over personal achievement, with a proven ability to drive change and bring projects to fruition through influence and collaboration across a matrix organization in a highly fluid environment.

  • A demonstrated ability to lead across a multi-divisional large-scale business, securing commitment and alignment throughout the organization through the use of influence and indirect authority.

  • Experience and success with operating in a large and global organization.

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: Marketing

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: VEH PDMP CPT

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?: Relocation from within hiring region only

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

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