Eaton Corporation Materials Manager in Belmond, Iowa

Eaton's Vehicle Group plant in Belmond, IA has an immediate opening for a Materials Manager.

The Belmond Materials Manager is responsible for leading the Materials and Logistics function for the site while implementing the Vehicle Group Materials strategy and policies. This includes site responsibilities for all of the materials management processes; SIOP (Sales Inventory Operations Planning) across all sales channels including supply planning and collaboration, production control, inventory management, shop floor processes from receiving to shipping, leading indirect material procurement and execution of the logistics strategy. This position will also be responsible to actively participate in the Regional Materials Council to align on deployment strategies and best practice sharing.

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.

  • You will proactively implement, promote and maintain a Zero Incident Safety Culture, through diligence in accident prevention, investigation, equipment maintenance and rule enforcement.

  • You will strategically monitor business activity and forecast models for the evaluation of plant capacity against projected customer demand level.

  • You will plan, manage and direct the Materials team in all material functions including: production scheduling, inventory control, purchasing, stockroom, receiving, shipping, scrap salvage, and logistics.

  • You will evaluate and develop reporting information to proactively identify opportunities to continuously improve department and organization performance.

  • You will engage the workforce and promote personal accountability by identifying goals, empowering employees to drive for problem solving, fostering innovation and continuous learning by providing ongoing feedback on employee performance with formal evaluation provided at least annually.

  • You will act as a business partner by planning, initiating, measuring, monitoring and assessing continuous improvement programs and materials process improvements by applying appropriate Eaton Business System (EBS) processes, Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF) and problem solving tools such as ELS (Eaton Lean System) and 5S+.

  • You will drive deployment of Vehicle Group Global Materials processes, and help develop and improve these processes as applicable.

  • You will oversee the development and implementation of new inventory management and scheduling methods and procedures

  • You will conduct annual plant physical inventory

  • You will promote employee engagement and employee satisfaction by motivating and coaching employees. Maintain high levels of satisfaction, productivity, and quality through effectively utilizing available rewards and recognition channels to encourage and promote desired behaviors and results.

  • You will participate in and promote a culture of diversity and inclusion that leverages the full potential of all employees.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required.

  • Must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future

  • Minimum of three years of Materials or Operations Management experience in a high volume business

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree is preferred

  • Experience working in materials or logistics in a manufacturing environment is a plus

  • One or more years of manager of people experience is preferred

Position Criteria

  • Strong leadership and communication skills

  • Experience with lean principles, ERP and strategic planning

  • Proven ability to improve cash flow and working capital management

  • Strong knowledge of advanced manufacturing tools such as MRP (Oracle preferred), Materials Scheduling, Kanban, and Min/Max

  • Excellent negotiation skills

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: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: VEH NAA North America Auto

Job Level: Manager

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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