Posted on: January 13, 2022
Eaton's Electrical Sector is currently seeking a Senior Buyer to
join our team. This position is based at our Greenwood, SC.
Responsible for strategic procurement of a large variety of complex
materials and services in order to effectively support the
production requirements for the plant. Also responsible for
assessing proper procurement methods and using lean tools to
maximize supply chain while minimizing inventory and costs and
supporting and promoting continuous improvement activities and cost
savings opportunities. Will analyze appropriate stocking strategies
to effectively to support the production requirements for the
plant; work with corporate resources to identify product supply
sources and review and negotiate purchase price; work with supplier
quality team to qualify vendors to ensure the overall conformance
of materials purchased to manufacturing specifications; assist
facility with new product development; and manage vendor
relationships/quality/delivery/inventory levels in accordance with
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.
In this function you will:
Maintain continuing knowledge and an understanding of the company's
outside supplier product demands and production scheduling
techniques to support the timely availability and procurement of
required materials within the current inventory guidelines.
Devise methods and policies to ensure the most economical movement
of materials in/out of plant to achieve cost-effective logistics
practices. Tools include Lean and Kanban.
Analyze and evaluate inventory and delivery problems and recommend
and/or implement solutions to optimize inventory levels and
Locate and select new and alternate sources of supply to meet the
production requirements of the plant.
Establish and maintain effective contacts and working relationships
with vendors and suppliers for all necessary information.
Prepare and communicate product specifications to vendors for bid
as appropriate and negotiate with the most favorable bidder(s)
considering costs, quality, delivery, etc.
Award and administer purchase orders and agreements in accordance
with established company policies and procedures.
Develop, coordinate, and manage alliances with key suppliers.
Maintain and monitor computer and manual computer files related to
procurement activities and the effective management of goods and
services within the company.
Support corporate commodity managers on cost reduction programs and
drive cost savings projects.
Lead regular cycle counts for A parts and / or consignment and help
manage annual physical inventory.
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds
that make each of us unique, we - as individuals and as a company -
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
Three (3) years minimum experience within production, procurement,
or engineering within a manufacturing environment.
Must be able to work in the United States without corporate
sponsorship now and within the future
Five (5) years of experience within production, procurement or
engineering within a manufacturing environment.
Masters degree in Supply Chain Management or Business
APICS CPIM certification.
SAP Super User.
Lead strategic supply chain projects, high level of analytical
Basic knowledge of computerized inventory systems, scheduling
techniques, general manufacturing, and ability to interpret
drawings and prints.
Knowledge of materials planning systems, production planning,
inventory control, and stockroom operations, Kanban.
ISO or QS knowledge.
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.
Eaton also 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:
We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on
employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered
globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.
Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at
participating Eaton sites)
Healthcare/retirement savings programs
Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and
Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and
Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs
Supply Chain / Logistics
North America - US/Puerto Rico
United States-South Carolina-Greenwood
Greenwood SC Loc 3
ESSG CPSD PRD Power Reliability Division
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility)
allowed for this position?
Does this position offer relocation?
Relocation from within hiring country only
Yes, 10 % of the Time
Requisition ID :110161
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