Eaton Corporation Senior Buyer - Aerospace Repair Station in Beltsville, Maryland

Our Beltsville, MD manufacturing facility is home to 400+ passionate and creative team members. Our products power hundreds of military and commercial aircraft platforms with a focus on improved reliability, weight reduction and fuel efficiency. Components & products developed at our location are used for the Mar’s Rover, protecting the Declaration of Independence, and keeping passengers cool and safe as they travel to their favorite vacation destinations. Eaton’s comprehensive portfolio sets the industry standard for engineering excellence, customized solutions for today’s industry needs while developing new technologies for next-generation aircraft designs. If you’re looking for work that is engaging, exciting, and meaningful then join us and contribute to making what matters work. Q

Eaton is hiring for a Senior Buyer – Aerospace Repair Station.

Responsible for procurement of specialized items and executing buying complex strategies in accordance with agreed upon material buying plans at the optimum cost/quality relationship. Analyzes market and industry conditions and develops supply recommendations. Negotiates select contracts. Interviews sales representatives and vendors. Plan material flow to insure minimum investment while insuring high levels of customer service. Support purchasing team in a coordinated effort to manage exceptions and achieve plant, Division and individual goals. Support strategies and issues related to plant operations.

  • Develop, support, and oversee the implementation of purchasing strategies.

  • Maintain control of the supply chain and deal with the quality and delivery challenges associated with rapidly changing requirements in development programs

  • Assist commodity group with activities to include LTAs, cost reductions, gate review for new suppliers, and supplier rationalization

  • Develop and maintain plan to obtain department/division cost improvements objectives

  • Participate in problem-solving efforts to resolve rejections (MRB) and supplier corrective action teams.

  • Interface with customer procurement personnel to align schedules and resolve issues

  • Coordinate material requirements with production schedules, customer requirements and provide feedback to scheduling and management.

  • Coordinate inventory planning activities working toward plant goals

  • Champion ERP initiatives

  • Lead/participate in the supplier reduction program based on a total cost model

  • Engage/lead in continuous improvement activities


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in manufacturing required

  • Candidate must be legally authorized to work in United States without company sponsorship

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates that currently reside within the immediate geographical area (50 miles) of the Beltsville facility will be considered

  • All positions require use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in arms regulations. All applicants must be U.S. Persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. Person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years of work experience in purchasing

  • APICS professional certification (preferred)

  • Working knowledge of Quality Systems, and Mil-Stds.

  • High-level computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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.

We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

Job Level: Individual Contributor

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?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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