Finance Leader - Logistics and Global Trade Management


Beachwood, OH, USA Remote

Full time

Global Trade Management

Jul 29

Full Job Description

Eaton’s corporate team is looking for a Finance Leader – Logistics and Global Trade Management. The preferred location for this position is our Beachwood, OH headquarters, but this position can be based from any of Eaton's major US hubs including the following: Moon Township, PA, Galesburg, MI, Highland, IL, Charlotte, NC, Arden NC, Syracuse, NY, Fort Worth, TX, Tualatin, OR, or Irvine, CA.

As the Finance Leader for Logistics and Global Trade Management (GTM), this role will be the Finance Leader and Finance Business Partner for the Global Procurement Organization (GPO) and Business SCM/Ops teams, with a focus on Logistics (~$1B spend oversight) and GTM. This role will support and partner with the teams to implement, track progress, and achieve Business and Category strategies, supplier monitoring and development, and lead in any process standardization/optimization leading to overall value realization within Logistics and GTM across Eaton. This role is part of the newly created Operations Finance organization within the Supply Chain Finance team and will be expected to work cross functionally across the organization to analyze data and identify opportunities for improvement throughout the Logistics supply base and GTM key focus areas (profitability, cash flow, quality, duties/tariffs, etc.).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support and partner with the GPO and Business teams, to ensure the achievement of Category / Business strategies, establish/improve Economic forecasting processes, duty and freight accrual process optimization / standardization, and cost avoidance alignment / transparency
  • Identify specific opportunities and actions by leveraging SCM tools, such as should cost and total cost of ownership, that can be taken and to drive accountability to execute actions across the Enterprise
  • Partner with GPO, Business SCM/Ops, and Project Management teams, on managing the project pipeline and project hopper progression to ensure financial commitments are achieved
  • Lead efforts in determining and achieving Logistics and GTM targets for the annual Profit Plan, which includes specific goals and objectives for each Business and Category
  • Coordinate and lead monthly Actual and Forecast reviews with the GPO and Business SCM/Ops teams for Logistics and GTM, regarding supplier and category cost out performance, cost avoidance, as well as economic impacts for each of the Logistic modes (Ocean, Air, Truck, Parcel, etc.)
  • Lead and coordinate efforts to ensure a consistent approach across the Enterprise related to freight and duty accruals
  • Develop and maintain meaningful and actionable reporting on Logistics and GTM performance including spend, cost out, cost avoidance, supplier price increase requests, payment terms, and compliance at the Business and Category levels
  • Support and partner with the applicable teams to implement and update policies, procedures, systems and programs that apply to Logistics and GTM


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance or related from an accredited institution required
  • Minimum 7+ years of experience in Accounting and/or Finance
  • Experience with financial systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA, CMA, or MBA preferred
  • Minimum 10+ years of professional experience
  • Experience with SAP, Oracle, or Hyperion HFM preferred

Position Criteria:

  • Strong FP&A and finance operations experience, including cost accounting and productivity analysis
  • Strong analytical skills and continuous improvement mindset

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: Finance/Accounting

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

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 – Hybrid

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

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