Eaton Corporation SCM VA/VE PROJECT LEADER in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
This role will support SCM Total Cost Out (TCO) through Value Analysis / Value Engineering (VAVE) idea generation
resulting in timely execution of design driven cost reduction initiatives. The primary focus of the VAVE Project Leader will
be to develop the pipeline of direct material cost reduction ideas and support prioritization of idea refinement and design
validation phases. The role will functionally align with the Vehicle Group North America Commercial Powertrain (CPT)
VAVE product line team. Competencies important for this role include strong technical aptitude, change management
understanding, SCM functional knowledge, drive for results, customer relationship-building, and managerial courage.
- Facilitate strategic supplier value analysis events to generate cost reduction ideas through purchased part product design
changes and supplier value stream mapping initiatives.
- Support Eaton product line engineering and plant value analysis events to identify and capture internally generated direct
material design cost reduction ideas.
- Support total cost out pipeline development focused on idea capture, prioritization of projects, cost out calculations,
implementation timing, business alignment and portfolio management.
- Monitor total cost out pipeline portfolio metrics on hopper healthiness, product line performance and action plans to
sustain pipeline development year over year.
- Monitor achievement of Eaton plant and product line direct material cost out realization and support go-get gap reduction
- Document and share lessons learned and best practices with cross-functional teams.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, or engineering discipline from an accredited institution
Minimum of 1 year of experience in a in a manufacturing-based business.
Minimum of 1 years of experience with value analysis / value engineering tools and techniques – including continuous
improvement, problem solving, and business process improvements.
Demonstrated fluency in the English language.
Green Belt certification preferred. Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing experience a plus.
Knowledge of, and ability to apply structured value analysis techniques and best practices. These include methods for
optimizing the mix of function analysis (what something does) and the associated value for purposes of identifying and
removing any and all unnecessary costs.
Experience in using quality tools/methodologies (PPAP, APQP, MSA, SPC, auditing).
Knowledge of automotive industry-specific quality registration (ISO/TS16949).
Ability to define problems, eliminate root cause(s), and create solutions and/or process improvements.
Effective people/interpersonal, negotiation, communication and customer skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to read and interpret complex drawings and specifications.
Proficient computer/systems knowledge and application skills (Oracle, Enovia, MS Office).
Proven ability to think and act strategically.
Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.
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 www. Eaton.com/careers.
Job: Supply Chain / Logistics
Region: Latin America
Organization: Corporate Sector
Job Level: Individual Contributor
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