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Buyer - Metals

Hengelo, Netherlands
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description


You will join the purchasing team, within the supply chain division of our Hengelo plant, which is Centre of Excellence for high end medium and low voltage systems and services; around 700 colleagues work on site. You will be tasked with the procurement of metal commodities and will also participate to international cross-functional projects. We are looking for a dynamic and adaptable individual who would ideally benefit from some experience within an industrial environment, and who would be willing to further develop their skills in purchasing and project management.


- Identify suppliers to meet the project requirements in terms of cost, quality and delivery
- Responsible for procurement of non-Eaton products from third party vendor to meet timelines
- Guiding subcontractors/vendors on technical requirements of project
- Preparing pre-qualification questionnaires, RFQ, purchase orders, sub contract agreements
- Negotiate & finalize commercial contracts through supply agreements for each project
- Be part of cross functional team (Sales, Engineering, projects and business development) to provide timely inputs and execution through end to end project monitoring
- Responsible for scheduling of projects at various stage (front end and execution) with sub-contractors based on vendors’ capacity and scheduling
- Supplier evaluation & capability assessment, supplier consolidation & risk management & design sourcing model to ensure sourcing optimization and overall supplier performance
- Make or Buy decision through Strategic Core/Non-core analysis
- Develop solid relationship with strategic suppliers and responsible executing supplier contracts
- Contributing to the professionalization of the procurement processes, strategies, policies
- Lead cost reduction projects for direct material for projects, product development, design change



- Formal education – commercial or technical, with willingness to learn and agility
- Some purchasing and project management experience within an industrial and cross-functional environment
- Fluent English required, Dutch would be advantageous but not mandatory

Important notice: the successful candidate will be subject to background screening.



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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: ESSD Electrical Solutions and Services Div EMEA

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 053376