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Job ID:026419
Function:Supply Chain / Logistics
Position Type:Full Time
Travel Required:Yes, 25 % of the Time
Location:Syracuse, NY US
Relocation Provided:Relocation from within hiring country only
Remote Work:No
Job Description
Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Division is currently seeking a Global Logistics Manager. The Global Logistics Manager will be based at our Syracuse, NY facility.
Position Overview :
This position reports to the Director, Strategic Sourcing & Global Logistics Crouse-Hinds Business. As the Logistics Manager, the primary concerns of the incumbent are to apply and utilize knowledge of transportation law, federal and state regulations, freight classification, routing, rates, tracing, expediting and claims for both inbound and outbound shipments. Actively negotiates with carriers' representatives, locally, nationally, and internationally.
The incumbent will represent Crouse-Hinds on the Eaton Corporate Logistics Council, to obtain optimum rates and service. The incumbent must know and maintain computer transportation rate maintenance, auditing and billing systems to effectively control and manage the payment of freight invoices. Gives courteous consideration to customers in terms of requested service, interacting verbally and via written media with customers; provides customized service like priority routing, expediting, tracing, tailgating, overnight, exclusive use, mediation of carrier/customer problems; direct or reconsign shipments when consignee is changed.

Essential Responsibilities :
  • The incumbent operates and maintains a convenient accessible system of adequate customer service shipment records; files of records for required legal period of bills of lading and freight invoices; files of published tariffs, routing guides and other shipment compliance regulation data.
  • Recommends the establishment of and participates in the implementation of various distribution facilities like breakpoint, and regional distribution centers as result of the analysis of logistic model outputs.
  • Keeps current on developments in transportation field, both domestic and international; carrier practices, tariff regulations, governmental regulations/law, legal judgments, export law, policies, procedures; interprets and advises management of impact to Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds business.
  • Conducts continuing studies on transportation costs using shipment history and geographic distribution statistical data together with forecasted cost of different modes and vendors of transportation in efforts to reduce transportation expense.
  • Maintains contacts with subsidiaries and other Eaton Crouse-Hinds manufacturing /shipping locations to act as an advisor on transportation matters and otherwise assist them with developing and maintaining cost effective and efficient transportation.
  • The Logistics Manager works closely with the Customer Service Managers, Warehouse Management, and Field Sales Management providing routing information, expedited services and recommendations to make timely deliveries of products to support customer service objectives. The Logistics Manager works closely with Field Sales personnel concerning aspects of fleet operations.

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)
Basic Qualifications :
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in logistics, transportation, or distribution.  
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.


Preferred Qualifications :

  • Prior experience with global logistics analysis and management
  • Prior experience in global trade compliance
  • Prior experience in employee supervision / management
  • Advanced degree in related field
  • Prior project management experience of cross-functional teams
  • Structured negotiation experience including contract negotiation
  • Excel proficiency
  • SAP proficiency
  • CASS experience
  • Lean experience/certifications
  • Self-starter with a proven ability to lead a global team
  • Detail oriented with an ability to transform the organization and lead change through innovative ideas and metrics based results.
  • Expertise at establishing cross-functional relationships and partnerships through product and process knowledge.


Position Criteria :

  • Travel is required.
  • The incumbent must be aware of market conditions (i.e. changing prices, supply considerations and demand variables) in his/her pertinent commodities of responsibility.
  • Relationships with Marketing, Engineering and Operations personnel and suppliers must be effective to achieve goals.
  • The incumbent must possess a strong sense of urgency, ownership and effective communication skills.

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.
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