Eaton Corporation Supply Chain Project Lead EMEA in Hungary

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

Would you like to take part in challenging projects within a global company? Eaton has an opening for you:

Supply Chain Project Lead EMEA

Location: EMEA Business Service Center, Budapest, Hungary

Primary functions:

This individual contributor role provides coordination and leadership covering the development, deployment and management of programs and action plans to drive SCM cost out programs in Direct Materials, in collaboration with engineering, manufacturing and procurement organizations and in partnership with Eaton strategic and preferred suppliers in the EMEA region.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, align and deploy effective SCM Programs across Hydraulics EMEA with accountability to positively impact associated annual supply spend – delivering annual value in terms of cost out, performance and process improvement.

  • Leverage spend and optimize supply chain processes in order to achieve year over year cost out requirements and performance improvement / complexity reduction throughout the supply chain

  • Drive project plans and implementation of key process improvements through kaizen activities and/or project management skills including organizational change management, communications management, change management, critical path and risk management.

  • Drive accountability from respective Engineer, Commodity lead, Supplier Development, Operations and Materials planner, consistent with SCM and Commodity strategies, in compliance with SCM policies and procedures.

  • Facilitate and generate savings ideas into a cost out pipeline, translate ideas into projects, actions plans and ownership.

  • Actively participate to the EMEA Procurement Council for Hydraulics by providing inputs in the development, improvement, implementation and enforcement of Supply Chain initiatives.

  • Promotes, educates and instills a culture of continuous improvement principles and project management processes.

  • Supplier Performance Improvement

  • Supplier Capacity – Develop and standardize a process for managing supplier capacity


  • Supply chain management, engineering and/or business degree preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment with significant direct experience in managing projects and programs in the field of supply chain management, manufacturing and/or engineering.

  • Experience in leading Value Stream Mapping VSM workshops, waste identification, Lean implementation; Green Belt in Six Sigma or Project management certification preferable.

  • Knowledge of cost drivers – Understanding of market conditions ; understands technical specifications, product performance requirements, supply chain and manufacturing processes, and end user expectations.

  • Professional functional experiences in following areas: project and program management supported by a methodology and/or a certification, blueprint reading skills, process mapping and redesign, proficient computer application skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project), understanding of key financial metrics, strong analytical / problem solving skills

  • Must be able to effectively communicate to a diverse group of stakeholders including senior management, operations, engineering and supply chain management.

  • Procurement management expertise

  • Ability to lead teams, influence and manage across functions

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

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

At Eaton we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently – if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you – then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information visit www.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: HYD Hydraulics Group

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

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