Global Procurement Category Manager – Professional Services Job at Eaton – in Dublin

Job Description

Do you want to work for a global company where promoting gender equality is central to our vision of creating a truly diverse and inclusive business ? Where everyone matters, and everyone belongs.

The role is part of the International Procurement Office based in our Dublin WHQ. Remote work is available for this position

You will be responsible to manage Global Professional Services commodity including supplier sourcing, contracting, contract management, and supplier performance management for designated indirect Professional Services sub-commodities. The sourcing spend responsibility is ~$60M

The Professional Services commodities will include, but not limited to Human Resources; US, North America and Global in scope: Salary and compensation surveys, Inclusion and Diversity training, Employee Assessments, Employee Engagement, Leadership development, Eaton University, Recruitment (including Executive), Consultants, HR Technology, Ethics and Compliance etc. Responsible to manage the development of commodity strategies in collaboration with regional SCM and key stakeholders which satisfy business requirements. You aggregate and leverage regional & global spend. Responsible to develop supplier contracts and supplier relationships that maximize value and minimize risk for Eaton. You manage the designated commodities utilizing the IPO strategic sourcing and supplier management process. Responsible to collaborate and communicate with SCM regional leaders, stakeholders, Legal and Finance on supplier solutions, contract management and supplier performance. You lead the negotiation and development of supplier contracts in compliance with Eaton’s policies and procedures that meet the company’s goals and objectives.

Establish and build internal relationships with regional SCM leadership and Corporate stakeholders to clearly understand material and service requirements.

Lead the supplier market analysis and supplier selection.

Lead and assist supplier negotiations for the business on requirements, commercial terms and conditions

Build performance based supplier relationships that lead to optimal pricing, quality improvements, process improvements and delivery of world class solutions.

Communicate with SCM and Corporate on supplier value propositions and supplier performance metrics.

Develop reporting metrics and alignment with functional areas to ensure the cost savings and cost mitigation related to sourcing and supplier management activities.

Lead and manage the supplier and stakeholder expectations in conjunction with, regional and corporate goals.

Develop thorough master services contracts in accordance with regulatory and legal department’s requirements.

Lead and conduct supplier performance reviews using supplier scorecards with key stakeholders to develop continuous improvement initiatives and actions.

Navigate challenging situations, win concessions without damaging relationships, and settle internal and external differences with a minimum of conflict, while being forceful, diplomatic and gaining trust and respect.


What we are looking for:
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or Business Management

Minimum 5-7 years of professional experience; supply chain – preferred

Corporate staff function experience – preferred

Possess international business cultural awarenessExcellent SCM sourcing and supplier management process and deployment knowledge

Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills necessary to influence a large and diverse group of stakeholders including senior management, engineers, operations, finance and supply chain management personnel.

Strong negotiation skills, knowledge, and experience

Demonstrated leadership capabilities required

Nice to have:
MBA in Business, Supply Chain or related area – preferred

Professional supply chain related certification(s) preferred: ISM, APICS, etc.

Possess deep knowledge of the various Professional Services/Human Resources related categories.

Expertise in negotiating/interpreting legal terms and conditions

Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to manage multiple tasks globally

What we offer:
At Eaton, we aspire to be a model of inclusion and diversity in our industry—a place where everyone matters and everyone belongs. These aren’t just words, they are part of our culture and code of ethics

Learning & Development – We invest in our employees for the long term – not just with salary and benefits, but with ongoing learning and development opportunities made available through Eaton University

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 and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

Candidate applying to the vacancy may be subject of the background screening.


We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for job applicants and employees. Our recruitment processes use balanced selection criteria and avoid unlawful discrimination against applicants on the basis of their age, colour, disability, marital status, national origin, gender, gender identity, genetic information, race or racial origin, religion, sexual orientation or any other status protected or required by law.

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: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Manager

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?: Relocation from within hiring region only

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

About Company

Company: Eaton –

Company Location:  Dublin

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