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Team Leader Purchase To Pay Analyst/ Operational Buyer

Budapest, Hungary
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Team Leader Purchase To Pay Analyst/ Operational Buyer
Location: Budapest, Hungary 

The principle purpose of this function is to lead and manage a group of people, to identify work simplification/standardization and to collaborate on the processing of P2P (Operational Procurement) duties, which can be described as follows: to ensure that with the data maintenance the team is able to place purchase orders in an effective and automatized way to suppliers and therefore to guarantee the on-time delivery to customers.
Furthermore the positon has to assure that purchase orders for several areas are correctly and timely processed.
This function has to ensure, that with the set-up and data maintenance in the local ERP system purchase orders to suppliers can be processed timely.
This position is responsible, that purchase orders either for Indirect Material (like samples for R&D, office supplies…), services, publication etc. or Direct Material as well as Internal Orders are processed timely and in the correct way.
Furthermore the essential function of this position is that purchase orders are reflecting the valid agreement (especially on commercial topics) with relevant business partner.

The incumbent will have a managing part and an acting part in his/her daily job: 

  • Lead & Manage People 
  • Ensure employees have the critical training to perform jobs and integrate new team members;
  • Resolve employee issues, concern and problems;
  • Facilitate career path discussion with employees;
  • Set goals and measures for employees;
  • Develop and manage appropriate team metrics to drive performance improvement and ensure business goals are met;
  • Ensure that appropriate processes and tools are leveraged to manage and optimize performance;
  • Take applicable and relevant corrective action;
  • Manage work load across the team over the daily, weekly and monthly schedule to achieve the specified requirements;
  • Assure team is adhering to Eaton Life Saving Rules, Ethics and other relevant global and local trainings and perform necessary trainings as direct manager
Acting part includes as follows:

  • Operational procurement (P2P) is typically defined as the daily ordering of goods and services, the following up of orders and the contacting of suppliers in connection with such issues as deliveries and  complaints on commercial topics
  • The position is responsible for the Purchase Order Management: PO creation, PO release and -follow-up, based on requested demands and negotiated prices and conditions at defined suppliers in a timely manner and therefore to guarantee the on-time delivery to customers.
  • Purchasing data maintenance in ERP system (e.g. info-records, source list, …) to ensure that purchase orders to suppliers for several areas can be processed timely and in the correct way
  • Manage order confirmations from suppliers - including manual maintenance
  • First interface to suppliers for all needed clarifications regarding deviating order confirmations (prices, quantities, dates)
  • Regular check of overdue/non confirmed/open purchase orders and respective PO rescheduling (expedite, push out, cancel) in cooperation with relevant departments
  • Invoice check and relevant clarification in case of deviation
  • Preparation of analyzes / ad hoc analyzes (e.g. analyze about info record, source list, prices, analyzes for audits etc.)
  • Administration of team-mailboxes and archival storage
  • Check of not processed purchase requisitions
  • Preparation of process descriptions
  • Close cooperation with specialist fields, Strategic Procurement/Global Purchasing, accounting department, Material Planning, …



  • Interpersonal skills and the capability to lead teams and people
  • Experience in operational procurement functions
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Fluent English language capabilities
  • Strong motivation and mentoring skills
  • Quick response to deadlines
  • Any additional European language (German, French, Spanish, Dutch …) would be a plus
  • MS Office skills
  • ERP system experience (SAP, Oracle, Vista, BaaN, …)
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Proactive, reliability and flexibility
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Strong focus on continuous improvement / process improvement

What Eaton offers:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package 
  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics are really important for us
  • Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day
  • Inclusion & Diversity - Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully

About Eaton:
Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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: ES EMEA Region

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor
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: 048476