Subcontract Program Manager

The SCM Subcontract Program Manager is responsible for managing, in a matrix environment, subcontractors of critical components during the development phase of New Programs. Subcontract Program Management focuses on ensuring Program Management discipline is integrated into the Supply Chain, ensuring suppliers meet the program Cost / Schedule / Performance requirements in accordance with the PROLaunch process. This role focuses on the management of the subcontractor versus the subcontract (i.e. management of the supplier versus management of PO deliverables) from Phase 0 Concept thru Phase 6 Transition to Production ensuring maximum supplier involvement from project launch through rate production.

Specific tasks associated include: aligning the Supply Chain to meet program critical path requirements, ensuring compliance with customer flow-down requirements (offset, DFAR, quality, etc.), and ensuring success of the overall program sourcing strategy. Strong supplier development and relationship modeling expertise is required to ensure contractual requirements are met and to support growth of the business relationship between Eaton and the selected subcontractors. Position interfaces through the Program Office, ensuring smooth flow of supply chain processes and complete alignment of supplier through to customer.

Only candidates that currently reside within 50 miles of Jackson, MI; Beltsville, MD; Bethel, CT; Charleston, SC; Euclid, OH; Fort Worth, TX; Glenolden, PA; Grand Rapids, MI; Inglewood, CA; Irvine, CA; Jackson, MI; Jackson, MS; Los Angeles, CA; Rumford, RI  will be considered.If the candidate resides more than 50 miles away from Beachwood, Ohio,  the candidate will work remote from another US Eaton Facility or an approved home office.

Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for the smooth and effective Program Management of the subcontractor, ensuring smooth flow of customer requirements through the supply chain. Position is oriented toward management of the SUBCONTRACTOR as opposed to management of a SUBCONTRACT
  • Manages, with the Commodity Lead, subcontract negotiations ensuring Non-Disclosure (NDA), Long Term Agreements (LTA), or other contractual vehicles include protection of Eaton Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Proprietary data, and Non-Compete requirements.
  • Manages the subcontractor by leading the entire business plan with assigned subcontractor through regularly scheduled program reviews with defined agendas and action lists for follow-up/close out.
  • Ensure project compliance to all government and commercial contracting laws and regulations as applicable (FAR, DFAR, ITAR,
  • Utilizes common processes, procedures, practices and templates from project inception through completion. Proposes new processes, procedures, practices and templates to the SCPM council when required.
  • Understands critical paths within the programs (proposal stage, pending win, win) including supplier dependencies and new program awards
  • Co-leads the Supply Chain Integrated Product Team (with the project manager), Eaton project team leads and engineering, ensuring effective teaming to support the program.
  • Develop with the IPT the Risk Management / Mitigation plan and ensure the plan is fully understood, deployed and periodically reviewed by the IPT and Eaton management.
  • Integrate supplier in the Design Phase assuring participation in Design Reviews to maximize leverage during the design phase of design alternatives and solutions focusing on Cost As an Independent Variable.
  • Establishes link from Customer Requirements to Supplier Statement Of Work and Performance Based Specifications. Ensures SOW and PBS are kept current as design decisions are made.
  • Manages and documents major milestone progress and completion such as PDR, CDR, TRR, etc. and insures purchased material budget and profit plan for assigned projects.
  • Accepts flex assignments from time to time as required by Division. 


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Supply Chain, Program Management, or Contracts.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee. 
  • Eaton will consider employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of FCIHO. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • BA/BS in business, economics, supply chain management, or engineering required. Masters preferred.
  • Experience in an Aerospace environment.
  • Experience in metal fabrication, electronics, purchasing, and materials management positions a plus.
  • CPIM, CSCP, and/or PMP certification desired.
  • Background and knowledge in/or Enovia (product life cycle management), Oracle, MFG/Pro, Cognos and other equivalent ERP / MRP software packages.

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

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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