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Senior Buyer - Logistics

Valinhos, Brazil
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description


We are looking for a Sr Buyer – Logistics Services in Valinhos, SP.
He/She will be responsible for:
  • Lead and manage sourcing strategy development and deployment for Freight, Logistics Services and correlated material & services (~$20M) across all countries and business groups in South and Central America region (14 facilities) in alignment with the Corporate SCM Logistics and Procurement teams. 
  • Responsible to coordinate sourcing, negotiation, and program management of LOGISTICS services with global or local suppliers, when appropriate, to ensure uninterrupted supply at optimum quality, service, and at the most competitive total cost that satisfies stakeholder requirements and company goals (cost savings, supplier reduction, payment terms, supplier diversity, etc.).   
  • This position is responsible to identify and capture the benefits of synergies among Eaton plants in the region. 
  • Responsible to define sub-regional requirements and lead the regional selection and relationship building with key suppliers including spend analysis and sourcing definition, to leverage Eaton’s purchases and reduce costs across all business units.  
  • Responsible to perform market benchmarking, understand commodities cost structure to support supplier process and capability improvement, increasing leverage across a rationalized set of preferred suppliers. 
  • Responsibility for defining suppliers as either ‘strategic’ or ‘preferred’ partners and manage spend migration to these preferred suppliers. 
  • Responsible to direct and to manage whole Category and supervise contract management for all related commodities. Manage organization and supplier expectations through supplier management process.  
  • Provide regional leadership on building and deploying Commodity Strategies for Freight and Logistics Services on a regional basis (South and Central America).  
  • Work across the regions with other regional peers to find the best solutions and transferable processes.


Experience Required:
  • Possess a BS degree in Engineering, Business or Supply Chain Management.
  • Professional experience in procurement focused in logistics services;
  • Have good understanding of current trends in supply chain management specific to Freight and Logistics services.
  • Understands logistics processes, product and service performance requirements and end user expectations.
  • Possesses strong negotiation and supplier management skills.
  • Fluent English
  • Intermediate Spanish 
Desired/preferred Education and Knowledge:
  • MBA preferred;
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma methodology and Lean tools.
  • Possesses knowledge of suppliers capability.
  • Has led cross-functional virtual teams in a regional environment.
  • Has a combination of plant, division, and/or corporate SCM experience.

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: Latin America
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, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 052161