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Purchasing Supervisor


Account Manager


Greenwood, South Carolina, United States

Eaton’s Power Reliability Division division is currently seeking a Purchasing Supervisor. This role is based out of Greenwood, SC.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $91500.03 - $134200.04 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

The Purchasing Supervisor will determine and lead implementation of policies and procedures (standard work) for tactical and strategic procurement of materials. The position will interface with the division Sourcing team, plant operations, and other supply chain functions in support of efforts to build strong supplier relationships that deliver reduced costs and inventory, and improved service. This position reports to the site Supply Chain Manager and leads a team of buyers and material planners. The position will also serve as a liaison with category managers to drive commodity strategies and support sourcing decisions for growth and new product development as well as maintaining tactical buying activities.

Essential Functions:

• Implement, and maintain procurement systems and procedures

• Provide education and training to plant materials and purchasing personnel on current purchasing systems and techniques

• Work closely with Engineering to Source Site specific materials and short supply materials as well as New Product Development and End-of Life (EOL) analysis

• Lead and support cost savings initiatives and projects

• Plan, coordinate, and monitor the movement of materials through the sales cycle to accurately forecast future production plans

• Ensure team of buyers and planners successfully manages material shortages, backlogs, quality issues, and potential schedule interruptions or delivery delays

• Track and monitor metrics that reflect customer satisfaction, lead time management, inventory DOH and other metrics as required (such as SOTD daily Inventory value, Past Due Orders, and critical component supply levels)

• Administer formal supplier improvement process to include quantitative supplier performance measures for quality and delivery performance.

• Develop and implement techniques and tools, to maximize our purchase value and minimize the risk of unfavorable variances. Coordinate the establishment of our standard costs of purchased materials.

• Lead the inventory planning for the outside purchased finished goods.

• Manage the procurement of project tooling, MRO supplies, and finished goods as required.

• Tactical buying responsibilities for critical commodities as required


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required.

• Minimum of five (5) years of experience in purchasing/sourcing in a manufacturing environment.

• Must be eligible to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

• Relocation Assistance will be provided for candidates that reside outside a 50-mile radius of Greenwood, SC.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in business, materials, supply chain, inventory control, or operations/logistics is preferred

• NAPM certification and/or APICS certification

• Six Sigma Greenbelt certification

• Continuous Improvement and Lean manufacturing background

• Three years of progressive planning or buying experience in an ETO environment

• SAP Experience


Position Criteria:

• Leadership and sense of urgency: ability to drive positive results in a complex environment

• Demonstrated sound decision-making skills

• Strong analytical thinking skills, intellectual rigor and curiosity; problem-solving capability

• Data-driven, disciplined, objective, and detail-oriented

• Ability to multi-task and react quickly under pressure

• Advanced computer knowledge with MS Office Application

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