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Senior Buyer

Irvine, California
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Group-Fuel Motion Controls is hiring a Senior Buyer. The Senior Buyer will be based from our Irvine, CA facility.
Position Overview:
Purchase materials and services, obtaining maximum value in terms of price, quality and delivery.  Plan material flow to insure minimum investment while insuring high levels of support to Program Managers.  Support purchasing team in a coordinated effort to manage exceptions and achieve plant, division and individual goals and support strategies and issues related to plant operations.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of purchasing strategies to support Fuel and Motion Control production schedules while controlling costs.   Partners with Production Managers, Contracts and Engineering in the selection of suppliers for new products
  • Communicate material quality and delivery change requirements to suppliers in an MRP environment.
  • Develop and maintain plans to obtain department and division cost improvements and objectives.
  • Implement corrective actions to minimize the receiving GRIEFs and rejections
  • Coordinate material requirements with production schedules, customer requirements and provide feedback to scheduling and management as required.
  • Leads supplier consolidation efforts.
  • Leads continuous improvement activities.
  • Proactively resolve supplier invoicing issues and implements corrective actions to minimize future errors
  • Attend daily production meeting to provide material parts status.
  • Create RFQ’s and place purchase orders, negotiates lowest cost, favorable terms to support material demand requirements.
  • React to MRP messages to ensure material supply is aligned to system demand and strategically uses system planning and parameters to ensure optimal inventory levels
  • Prepare material status sheets, milestones, schedules and presentations as required to support new program meetings.
  • Conducts periodic supplier business reviews to improve supplier performance
  • Other duties as assigned 


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution is required.
  • Minimum 3 years of strategic purchasing experience
  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within 50 miles of Irvine, CA will be considered for this position.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company 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.
Position Criteria:
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Ability to interface at all levels.
  • Excellent communication Skills
  • Good mathematical and decision making skills
  • Good Time management skills
  • High level of computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Microsoft Project)
  • Sourcing and purchasing experience with Machining, Raw Materials and Castings commodities
  • Ability to read technical engineering drawings
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business or Operations from an accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of AS9100 Quality Management System requirements. APICS and / or CPM certification preferred
  • More than 5 years’ experience w/ strategic purchasing experience
  • Aerospace Experience
  • Advanced MS Excel and or data mining experience

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
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

Requisition ID: 047094