Eaton Corporation Sr. Project Manager/VAVE in COL, Mexico

Job Description

The Senior Project Manager – VAVE (Value Analysis-Value Engineering) is the Champion for the Electrical Products,


Americas VAVE Program and is accountable for executing operational excellence and continuous improvement across a

diverse manufacturing environment. The VAVE methodology uses Design for Manufacturing and Assembly principles to

rigorously drive improvements in product design to drive customer value, material productivity, and labor efficiencies. The

incumbent will provide training, coaching, and mentoring for VAVE activities to support the objectives of

the corporation.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for managing a portfolio of projects which will deliver a minimum of $3M in annual costs savings annually.

  • Ability to train and apply VAVE methodologies and strategies in order to provide support to the business unit.

  • Organization and execution of VAVE events throughout the business.

  • Participate in the generation of new VAVE ideas and the review and analysis of new ideas to determine if benefits derived

justify the project selection.

  • Audit the adherence to standardized process and procedures in order to ensure the integrity of VAVE projects from a

technical and cost stand point.

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)

*Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

*A minimum of 8 years of applicable experience in Continuous Improvement and/or Quality.

*A minimum of 5 year of experience in Manufacturing operations.

*Relevant computer skills (Microsoft Office suite, compliance software).

*Six Sigma Black Belt Certified

*Experience in a manager of people role

*SAP experience

*LEAN / Quality background / implementation experience

*Experience deploying LEAN / Quality techniques and continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment.

*Experience leading Kaizens & use of basic LEAN / Quality tools such as standard work, TPM, FMEA, SMED, VSM, 5S,

*8D, 5Y, & LDMS.

*Ability to negotiate with all levels of management, both internally and externally.

*Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

*Experience working with any of the following: Production Part Approval Process, Statistical Process Control.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 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 97,000 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 Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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.


JOBTITLE: Sr. Project Manager/VAVE



DIVISION: EPG LD Lighting Division

FUNCTION: Operational Excellence