Project Leader - Supply Chain Cost Out

  • Company: Eaton
  • Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • Posted: January 30, 2018
  • Reference ID: 042727-en-us
Eaton’s Hydraulics Global Supply Chain is seeking a Hydraulics Project Leader - Supply Chain Cost Out . The Project Leader will be based in Eden Prairie, MN.
Positon Overview:
The Project Leader - Supply Chain Cost Out will be responsible for managing cost out projects. The cost out projects will involve leading global supply chain projects to achieve direct material cost out on existing parts.  The projects are initiated, planned, controlled, executed and closed within a program portfolio management approach. Projects are executed by multi-functional teams using standard Eaton project management processes.
Essential Responsibilities:
Execute direct material cost out sourcing projects to achieve the cost down and project schedule goals.
  • 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.
  • Partner and collaborate with external suppliers, commodity managers and buyers, supply development engineers, manufacturing plants and engineering globally.
  • Problem solve, deal effectively with conflicts and roadblocks, escalating as required.
  • Assess supplier manufacturing capability to meet drawing and specification requirements
  • Manage the supplier identification and selection within the scope of commodity strategy to support new product development
  •  Negotiate price with suppliers to meet and exceed target cost.
  • Manage the supplier quality interface (APQP) to ensure that PPAP requirements are understood and met, including assisting in issue resolution for components identified as “high risk.”  Interface with suppliers, Product Engineering, Central Buying, Commodity Management and the Eaton Plant to drive on-time project completion. Work projects through phase two, three and four of Pro launch through PPAP submission.
  • Develop positive relationships with suppliers and demonstrates Eaton’s ethics, values and philosophy.
  • Adhere to Eaton SCM Procedures, Processes and Work Instructions.
  • Work closely with customer plants and suppliers (potential travel)


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in supply chain.
  • Minimum of 1 years working in a manufacturing environment
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA degree preferred
  • 1+ years of experience in Product Management, Engineering, or Quality
  • 1+ years of experience working with  manufacturing processes for castings, precision machining, or stamping.  
  • 1 year of experience in formal leadership position
  • CPSM Certification
  • PMP Certification

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: 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?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

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