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Associate Buyer

Makati City Manila, Philippines; Sto Tomas, Philippines
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

The Associate Buyer is responsible for purchases of  direct materials, analyzing requirement for finish goods as provided by Materials Requirement Planning (MRP).
Reviews and analyze purchase requisitions prior converting to Purchase Order. Communicate and coordinate with vendors in terms of delivery negotiation and shipment arrangement.
Interprets purchasing procedures to departments and vendors, as a specialist in assigned material categories. This position requires the use of initiative and independent judgment.
This position is responsible for insuring that required goods to support the manufacturing operations are procured in a timely, efficient, cost effective manner.
  1. Manage purchase order including the release of order based on MRP and collect suppler confirmation and acknowledgement including delivery confirmation.
  2. Analyze and interpret computer generated MRP reports to develop and maintain continuous material flow and balanced production work load based on material availability, customer requests, economic run quantities, and production capacity.
  3. Schedule, enter and maintain all orders to satisfy customer demands and/or required stocking levels.
  4. Assure that all necessary system changes are made to accommodate customer changes: increases, decreases, and reschedules.
  5. Maintain accurate and up-to-date stocking levels of completed stock through analyst of past, present and future demands.
  6. Maintain safety stock levels on designated items.
  7. Responsible for affecting implementation of ECN generated changes into work orders to ensure the proper construction of finished goods.
  8. Will operate within Corporate, Divisional, and Departmental procedures and guidelines and display high ethical standards and conduct in carrying out their responsibilities.


  • Bachelor's degree holder.
  • Knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of materials, products, and the commodity market in area of specialization.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Knowledgeable in SAP purchasing
  • Familiar with magnetic product material commodities or MRO commodities
  • Open minded and cooperative
  • With good communication and negotiation skills
  • Familiar with direct materials is an advantage.

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: ELXD Electronics Business

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: No

Requisition ID: 048943