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Innovation Senior Manager, Electrical EMEA

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Innovation Senior Manager, Electrical EMEA

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Innovation Senior Manager, Electrical EMEA
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Job ID:017771
Position Type:Full Time
Travel Required:Yes, 50 % of the Time
Location:Le Lieu, CH
Relocation Provided:Yes
Remote Work:No

Eaton Electrical has an opening for a:


Innovation Senior Manager


location: Le Lieu, Switzerland


The Innovation Manager focuses on market disruptions and their consequences for Eaton, the Commercial Readiness Level of innovation and driving the agile deployment (following the Lean Startup method) of identified Eaton new answers to customers’ needs.


The Innovation Manager will be responsible for analyzing the dynamics in our markets, identifying the areas where new technologies or business models are threatening the existing equilibrium, and driving the creation of our response in close cooperation with BUs, CRTs and other internal stakeholders.


The Innovation manager will drive the engagement in case the innovation requires partnership with external organizations, and take the lead on the business case development and execution of pilots in case the innovation goes beyond the normal remit of individual BUs or CSOs.

He/She will work in close coordination with the CTO’s organization in relationship with universities, influencing and obtaining 3rd party funding and monitoring incoming technology and its possible impacts.


Essential Functions:


  • Analyzes economic and societal trends with the help of internal and external resources. In cooperation with CRTs, monitor trends and technologies such as exponential changes altering the economics of materials, manufacturing or components, as well as emerging domains of technology including manufacturing, communication or computing technologies.

  • Together with Segment leaders and PLMs, maps the different verticals ES plays in, using Diffusion / Maturity / Visibility maps (e.g. Wardley maps) and 5-Forces, to help identify what offers Eaton should focus on and where we should partner / stop investing.

  • Together with CRT and BU technology leaders, define the most important university and research institutes relationship and ensures the continuous development of our interaction with them.

  • Leads innovation workshops and elaboration with BUs, CSOs, Supply Chain etc… and ensures the clarity of the value prop and use cases.

  • Deploys systematically the Lean Startup method to implement identified innovation while de-risking it and clarifying both the value model and growth model.

  • F. Works with CRT and the VP for Standardization and Alliances to leverage public funding for pre-commercial stages of innovation.

  • Takes the lead in making the business case and implementing innovation by leading internal startup teams in case the innovation goes beyond the remit of any existing organizational structure.

  • Actively represents Eaton in the Open Source movement, ensuring we are recognized as a bona fide contributor and keep abreast of opportunities and emerging threats.

  • Identifies, monitor and stay close to startup with the potential to disrupt some of our businesses. Work with Finance to evaluate opportunities for investment.




  • An insatiable curiosity and strong persistence are the main prerequisites for this position.

  • Knowledge of agile innovation frameworks and methods such as Lean Startup, of market analysis tools and a good understanding of data & analytics -enabled businessed.

  • Knowledge of buildings, energy and / or industry markets, and preferably of the electrical markets.

  • Experience in working with Academia and partners to bring innovations to markets.

  • Knowledge in modern Information Technology a big plus.

  • Education: PhD or Master degree in Engineering. MBA or other training in marketing and finance a plus. However, we welcome candidates with a different background if they can demonstrate an innovation track record.

  • Minimum experience: 7-10 years of experience in innovation, product development and commercialization. Startup experience a plus.

  • Fluency in English required, with additional two languages preferred.



What Eaton offers:


  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics are really important for us

  • Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day.

  • Inclusion & Diversity - Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully.



About Eaton:


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, visitwww.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.

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