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Senior Buyer

Galesburg, Michigan; Marshall, Michigan
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton has position open for a Senior Buyer in Galesburg, MI.
Position Overview:
This role is responsible for the procurement activities - inventory, supplies, and capital goods for the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies (ECJV) with a primary focus on new product development and cost out projects.  This role will act as a liaison between Eaton and ECJV to ensure deliverables to ECJV are met on time and assist with early supplier involvement in new product introduction to meet key SCM initiatives and alignment with commodity plans of the Vehicle Group.  This role will also coordinate with engineering, manufacturing, operations, purchasing and quality to ensure supplier readiness and successfully launch new projects.
Essential Functions:
  • Identifies and maintains the base of prototype suppliers to support new product development initiatives
  • Manages supplier delivery and performance for prototype/pre-production purchases
  • Supports inspection and disposition of prototype material for development builds
  • Create RFQ’s and place purchase orders, negotiating the lowest cost and most favorable terms
  • Ensure purchase orders are updated on time to support forecasted cost down negotiations
  • Track and communicate Eaton’s performance to service agreement metrics
  • Proactively resolve supplier invoicing issues and implements corrective actions to minimize future errors  
  • Coordinate the exchange of technical information regarding products and product processing with adequate safeguards for confidentiality
  • Oversee and track prototype supplier tooling deliverables
  • Actively participate in teams working towards continuous process improvements, elimination of waste, and overall supply chain continuity


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 3 years supply chain management, materials management, engineering or operations
  • No relocation is offered for this position. Only candidates located within 50 miles of Galesburg, MI will be considered for this position.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US on an on-going basis without company sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Business, Engineering, or Supply Chain Management from an accredited institution
  • 5 years supply chain management, materials management, engineering or operations. 






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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

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, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 048103