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Senior Buyer - Hybrid

Manufacturing and Production



Davenport, Iowa, United States

Would you like to be a part of an organization that manufacture parts that help saves lives for the Military, Defense, and Commercial Aerospace? Eaton’s Mission Systems division is currently seeking a Senior Buyer - Hybrid. This position is located in the growing Quad Cities, specifically in Davenport, IA. Eaton's Mission Systems is the Top 20 major employers in the area.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $80250.03 - $117700.04 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 primary role is to obtain quotes with optimal pricing, generate compliant purchase orders, and communicate with the assigned supply base to ensure timely delivery of complex components and assemblies to the Eaton MSD Davenport Factory.

• Procure a variety of goods and services in accordance with company policies in an MRP/ERP environment.

• Review and issue purchase-orders and make necessary changes to include: obtaining quotes, negotiating costs, payment terms, and related issues.

• Expedite and track required parts or processes to support production schedules.

• Will be expected to initiate engineering changes within the plant and with external suppliers.

• Serve as liaison between internal Eaton customers and suppliers.

• Assist in resolving supplier related quality and billing issues.

• Expected to mentor less experienced buyers.

• Will work closely with strategic procurement functions

• Lead and participating in cross functional procurement projects

• Ability to lead and manage change

• Expected to perform as a subject matter expert in cross functional teams.

• Perform duties in accordance with FAR, DFARS, and other government regulations in accordance with Eaton policies and procedures.


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of procurement experience in a manufacturing environment OR Associates degree and 6+ years of procurement experience in a manufacturing environment

• 4+ years of negotiating experience

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

• This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). 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 (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

• No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates that currently reside within the immediate geographical area of 70 miles of Davenport, IA will be considered.

Preferred :

• Bachelors degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance, or Engineering

• Working knowledge of supply chain modules in ERP or MRP systems

• Experience reading blueprints

• MS Office experience (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Outlook)


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We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here ( for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.