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Senior Buyer

Manufacturing and Production



Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Eaton’s Fuel and Motion Control Systems Division of the Aerospace Group has an opening for a Senior Buyer. This position is based in Jackson, MS. The Jackson facility has approximately 500 employees and is a leader in the design, development, manufacturing and delivery of Aerospace hydraulic components, systems and services to the global aftermarket and OEM markets.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $80250.03 - $117700.04 a year. Please note the salary information shown 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:

This position will focus on Jackson, MS Aerospace for purchases and programs based in North America. This position will maintain an essential balance between plant operations, supplier quality, engineering changes, delivery expectations, and cost reduction metric opportunities.

In this role you will:

  • Procurement – identifies qualified suppliers, issues RFQs, and evaluates supplier reliability; procures complex items (material, parts, supplies, and equipment), where detailed specification is involved, and following established purchasing policies and procedures and optimizing price, delivery, and terms; typically manages $5-10 million annual spend
  • Negotiation – negotiates price, terms, quality, delivery, and replenishment strategy, claims, etc., supporting required material flow and supplier performance and relationship development. Negotiates supplier delivery schedules and advanced replenishment methods
  • Supplier Management – proactively monitors supplier performance (order placement, order changes, order performance, etc.); proactively identifies and executes solutions to ensure material flow to customer demand; manages issue resolution and recovery; develops/builds supplier relationships; effectively mitigates and escalates related risk to minimize impact to business/material flow and customer commitments
  • Commodity Management Support/Cost Out/Sourcing Transitions – supports development of strategy for assigned commodities; advocates and influences supplier selection and sourcing process; identifies strategic cost out opportunities; leads activities supporting supplier transitions – supplier approval process, spec/print package, RFQ, market tests, cost estimates, and other related activities; mitigates cost up challenges and maximizes cost out opportunities
  • Building Organizational Capability – partners with global tactical support team to maximize accountability and tactical execution and supports partner buyer development and building organizational/functional capability; provides tactical execution oversight and direction to ensure tactical execution; develops meaningful relationships with other Supply Chain and Functional Team Members across the site and business – Commodity Mgmt., Supplier Development, Plant Operations, Customer Service, Quality, Engineering, EH&S, etc. Leads by example and assists in the training and development of personnel within the department. Develops tools for themselves and the team to drive efficiency improvements
  • Continuous Improvement – works to drive continuous improvement in material quality and delivery; uses data to support decision making and related improvements; initiates and actively supports continuous improvement opportunities; participates in rapid improvement events. Looks for and develops solutions to issues with existing processes and procedures
  • Performs other related duties as required


Basic (Required) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of supply chain experience.
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates that currently reside within 50 miles of the Jackson, MS facility will be considered. Active-Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA
  • Knowledge or experience in a manufacturing environment and/or regarding machining processes.
  • Supplier Management and Development
  • Knowledge of Aerospace industry, complex machined materials management, lean manufacturing, MRP/ERP, and Advanced Replenishment Strategies.
  • 3 years of appropriate supply chain experience


Technical knowledge & Soft Skills

Strong Written and Verbal Communication and Presentation Skills.

Excel and Data Management Skills.



Ability to recognize and implement process improvements.

Team Player

Positive Attitude

Detail oriented

Demonstrated Initiative

Strong Interpersonal Skills

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