Eaton Corporation Strategic Buyer in Titchfield, United Kingdom

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You will be based at The Titchfield site working within our world class supply chain team

Strategic Buyer

Your key deliverables:

This position purchases assigned items such as specific commodities, machinery, precision tools, test equipment, etc. ensuring the meeting of quality, delivery, and specification requirements at the lowest possible cost. Sources new suppliers, negotiates prices/terms and conditions, assesses supplier performance, requests corrective action when required, and expedites material orders to ensure timely and economical completion of customer requirements

Balances current and future demand requirements with supplier capabilities/capacities to ensure completion of customer requirements

· Prepares competitive bidding documentation and evaluates supplier quotations to select sources of supply utilizing commercially available sources to verify financial stability

· Negotiates contractual terms regarding quantity, price, delivery, quality, freight routings, and other standard or special contract terms

· Evaluates current and potential sources of supply to identify and prioritize areas requiring new sources of supply or performance improvement

· Expedites supplier material, where required, to meet shortfall between current plan and customer order requirements

· Coordinates with Accounts Payable on billing and/or credit issues

· Arranges for or assists in the disposal of surplus material

· Coordinates the return, rework, or exchange of defective materials

· Supports cost reduction projects and improvement initiatives to achieve overall business objectives

· Analyzes data, including enterprise requirements planning information and prepares reports as needed to facilitate and recommend actions to ensure optimal delivery of supplier materials


Are you?

· Currently working as a buyer with a strategic buying background


· A Full understanding of purchasing negotiation techniques

· A Supply chain background with experience working within inventory and cost management

· Supplier Risk Management experience working with ERP and MRP

· Knowledge of Lean management techniques

· Value Stream management experience ideal but not essential

· Solid communication experience specifically reporting to senior management

· We are looking for a self-driven proactive individual

· Solid supervisory experience specifically motivating team members

· Solid experience of working on Microsoft platforms and MRP

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: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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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