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Director - Materials & SIOP

Company: Eaton Corporation
Location: South Bend
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Eaton's Vehicle Group is currently seeking a Director - Materials & SIOP to join our team. This position is a hybrid work model and can be based at the following Eaton locations: Galesburg, MI, Southfield, MI, Kings Mountain, NC, Roxboro, NC, Indianapolis, IN, South Bend, IN or Kearney, NE facility. Relocation assistance is offered for this position. Position Overview: The primary responsibility of the Director - Materials & SIOP is to provide regional materials leadership and ensure a systematic materials strategy is being deployed in the Vehicle Group (VG) North America sites across the US, MX and CA (10 plant and 2 warehouse sites). Major responsibilities include:

  • Own reporting of DOH, OTD, and logistics
  • Oversight of ERP and pulse monitor development, wall-to-wall shop floor materials processes and continuing to develop the materials process playbook. Heavy focus on defining and driving tight inventory (DOH) controls to support regional P&L goals. (For VGNA, 348 suppliers and 294 customers)
  • Act as regional champion to continuously improve common management practices and efficiently achieve an optimized materials management system in support of the VGNA and eMobility business and manufacturing strategies Essential Functions:
    • Develop, document, and communicate a comprehensive regional Materials Strategy with responsibility for every Materials and Operations professional to have thorough understanding of materials management in VGNA and eMobility in North America, down to the process and tool level.
    • Develop strong working relationships with functional and business leaders and participate as a member of the Global Materials Leadership Team representing VGNA and eMobility in North America on Corporate Materials, SIOP, and Logistics initiatives
    • Maintain a regional emphasis on identifying systemic issues and leveraging key resources to realize sustainable performance improvements. Drive standardization of associated processes, systems, and tools and provide input to influence corporate/group material policies and procedures associated with total supply chain management process. Drive deployment of COE to drive efficiencies besides standardization.
    • Continued support of the current assessment program (MMA) that helps individual sites drive continuous improvement in the materials process and establish site specific goals and action plans.
    • Understand and effectively manage the SIOP process at a site and region level
    • Engage with and provide materials direction to regional procurement leadership to ensure alignment of goals, metrics, and systems. Integrate the voice of materials into supply base sourcing strategies and supplier assessment and selection decisions.
    • Support operations Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and ensure leading metrics (DOH / min/max etc.) are utilized effectively within the organization to identify trends and drive continuous improvement efforts with regional Materials Managers.
    • Own the Materials element of the Eaton Operations Assessment (OPA) process, defining common themes for the region, supporting site assessment selections, and the assessments themselves. QualificationsRequired (Basic) Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
      • Minimum fifteen (15) years of work experience in Operations & Materials Management
      • Minimum five (5) years of materials management in a production environment
      • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship both now and in the future Preferred Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline
        • Advanced understanding of SIOP driven Materials Management including forecasting, scheduling, capacity analysis and inventory management.
        • APICS CPIM certification qualification or commitment to complete equivalent
        • Leadership of a cross-functional team Position Criteria:
          • Working knowledge of ERP/MRP systems and materials process fundamentals
          • Working knowledge of support systems (e.g. IOP, DSS, ERP Health
          • Expertise in driving business process improvement initiatives
          • The position requires strong managerial and leadership skills, along with strong Materials functional understanding.
          • As a Regional Leader, this individual must also demonstrate an understanding of operational needs and business objectives and be able to balance strategic and tactical objectives.
          • An individual with a strong customer focus
          • Self-directing and self-motivating
          • Decisive and able to make controversial decisions to achieve greater value
          • An active change agent who is willing to take an appropriate amount of risk
          • An individual with a strong sense of urgency. Eaton considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with local laws. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your job search, application or interview process, please call 412-893-3600 or send an email to: What you will get from us Eaton's mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power - more safely, more efficiently and more reliably. Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each day. It's where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential-and where you can help us reach ours. Eaton's 2020 revenues were $17.9 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 85,000 employees. We make work exciting, engaging and meaningful for our employees through our dedication to tackling some of the toughest power management challenges on the planet and by never losing sight of what matters. Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed. We pledge to always foster a diverse and inclusive environment, including inclusion resource groups that bring together employees who share a common purpose, interest or background. In the past year, our company has received top employment recognition by the Human Rights Campaign and almost fifty percent of our Board of Directors represented diverse groups. When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we - as individuals and as a company - are stronger. We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the recent announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company's operations by at least 50 percent by 2030. We are ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and committed to learning. We are confident we can deliver on our promise to improve the quality of life and the environment because of the attributes that our employees embody. We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.Job: Supply Chain / LogisticsRegion: North America - US/Puerto RicoOrganization: VEH Vehicle GroupJob Level: DirectorSchedule: Full-timeIs remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes - HybridDoes this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country onlyTravel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

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