Eaton Careers

Technical Buyer (m/f)

Soest, Germany
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton Electrical Sector has an opening for:
Technical Buyer (m/f)
Location: Soest - Germany
Manage the sourcing, negotiating and buying  activities for a specified range of products in order to meet the Company´s operational requirements and goals, within a safe working environment.
Essential Functions:
  • Development and excecution of current and future procurement strategies.
  • Assess potential supplier and negotiate tenders and contracts in agreement with the specialist department.
  • Provide commercial and technical assistance to evaluate quotations.
  • Establish frame and sales agreements to EATON standards.
  • Manage and maintain purchase orders.
  • Actively maintain supplier performance to eliminate risk or impact on business operations and goals.
  • Increasing efficiency and reducing waste using techniques within actual ISO standards, material cost reduction and LEAN techniques.
  • Active collaboration in meetings and project business.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Relevant commercial education or equivalent.
  • Strong negotiation and inter-divisional decision making skills
  • Team oriented
  • Experience with Lean/5S/Six Sigma or other continuous improvement tools/processes
  • Very good knowledge of SAP and MS Office applications
  • Drive for results and ability to execute
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent German and English language skills are expected
What Eaton offers:
Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team
Excellent working environment – safety and ethics is 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.
Learning & Development- We invest in our employees for the long term – not just with salary and benefits, but with ongoing learning and development opportunities made available through Eaton University.
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 95,000 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: LSD Life Safety Division EMEA

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 054773