Houston, Texas

Position Overview:

Eaton’s Power Distribution Systems organization has an opportunity for a Regional Director Gulf - Power Distribution Services. This role can be in any of the following locations: Houston, Austin or Grapevine TX

Eaton has the largest and most experienced team of field services technicians and engineers in the industry. This team brings extensive skills and experiences to field service engineering. Active participation in recognized technical societies such as NFPA and IEEE and collaboration with a variety of utilities and industries ensures that our technicians are knowledgeable about today’s cutting-edge technology and engineering techniques.

We assist customers at every stage of the power system: offering start-up and commissioning of equipment, performing planned maintenance, monitoring performance, diagnosing system problems remotely, as well as responding to emergencies on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year. Our support services help businesses make the most of their existing electrical equipment by optimizing performance and extending the life of existing facilities.

Essential Responsibilities:

+ Act as sales and marketing agent in conjunction with sales and operations management to ensure top line sales and bottom line profit objectives are met. Provide strategic direction to identify and develop prospective new customers. Keep current on the trends and significant issues providing direction for the profit and strategic planning processes. Ensure the region maintains effective relationships with and service to internal and external customers. Facilitate teaming among districts within and across the regions to support multi-national customers and/or industries.

+ Develop forwarding looking profit plan and monthly forecasts with accuracy so that the operation meets these numbers on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis. Responsible for budgeting and procurement of capital equipment for the region, efficient execution of sales quotes, cost control, leveraging subcontractors, inventory management, managing receivables, and turn of backlog and projects. Works with credit department, resolves terms & condition issues with the contracts department, and work with collections. Annually develop strategic plan to determine growth and profit opportunities within the region.

+ Assure an effective and skilled staff through recruiting, assessment of talent (find gaps and follow action plans to fill gaps), training & development, goal setting, communications, performance appraisal, and conformance to applicable company policies and standards. Provide leadership and direction to ensure professional growth for employees and retention within the region.

+ Assure the safety of employees who work in low, medium, and high voltage work environments. Assures strict compliance with safety policies, develops and deploys safety programs, assures safety equipment resources are available and properly tested, provides direction for proper disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous materials.

+ Effectively manages leadership team of diverse and dispersed field-based workforce throughout assigned region. Demonstrates good corporate citizenship. Assures the security and effective allocation of company resources and assets.

+ Key zone-level interface with customers, sales force, manufacturing plants, product division management, and functional support staff. Interfaces and coordinates with plants, business units, and outside vendors to procure parts and services for the assigned region.

+ Develop and deploy product/process improvement initiatives and sharing of best practices throughout and across the regions

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

+ Minimum of eight years of experience in managing and leading a service or engineering unit or minimum of ten years of management experience in a related field.

+ Possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver's license.

+ Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Knowledge of power distribution, control products, as well as field service practices and procedures, employee relations and quality programs.

+ Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain customer relationships and resolve complaints.

+ Demonstrated ability to lead people and manage a large fiscal entity.

+ Ability to communicate effectively and equally well with senior corporate executives, engineers and technicians

Education:

+ An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required. An MBA or advanced degree is preferred

Compensation:

+ Eaton recognizes this role as a critical position within the corporation and will create a compelling package consisting of a base salary, a performance incentive bonus and complete benefits

Location:

+ This role can be in any of the following locations: Houston, Austin or Grapevine TX

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 www.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. 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.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: ESSG EESSD Electrical Engrg Svcs Systems Div

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 hiring country only

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

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.

Houston, Texas

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.

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