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Sr. Commodity Buyer

Tijuana, Mexico
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

A. Participates in development of commodity strategy for assigned commodities. This includes participation in supplier classifications based upon standard rating process, development of five year strategic road maps to successfully execute the strategy (including capital required, cost out, inflation, currency and risk).
B. Evaluates social, economic, and governmental information to determine the risks and opportunities regarding global sourcing (i.e., tariffs, dumping duties, exchange rates, etc.).
C. Decides/participates in supplier selection for material/component requirements. Work with all other Departments to assure Eaton’s customer approval on a timely basis.
D. Completes negotiations with suppliers regarding price, terms, quality, tooling, etc. Develop and negotiate supply agreements when needed. Negotiate consignment and/or Kanban set up with supply base to assist with inventory days on hand.
E. Participates in the activities (i.e., PPAP, supplier approval process, specification/print development when necessary, trials, etc.) during supplier start-up. Coordinate cost estimating and design parameters for new projects and products.
F. Coordinates the exchange of technical information regarding product and product processing with adequate safeguards for confidentiality.
G. Negotiates resolution (as required) of Eaton claims (i.e., cost, time, rework, scrap, and labor, sorting charges) with suppliers regarding non-conforming material.
H. Participates in teams working towards continuous process improvements, elimination of waste, simultaneous engineering, and advanced product quality planning.
I. Supports the corporate sponsored IDEAS program and its associated activities and tools.
J. Develops productive relationships with others in Supply Chain Management, in particular Eaton Category Management, mentoring, teaching and training.
K. Complies with Eaton standardize SCM process and policies both locally and at the corporate level.
L. Locates and develops new suppliers to improve the capability of Eaton’s supply base.
M. Participate on Tier 2 A and B daily meetings


• Bachelor’s Degree in Business or specialized degree in purchasing/logistics. MBA Preferred.
• 1-3+ years of experience in supply chain management
• Strong Communication and Presentation Skills
• Understanding of key financial metrics
• Knowledge and skills in MRP, MRPII, JIT, Lean Mfg., Kan Ban, Vendor Managed Inventory
• Knowledge and experience with JD Edwards.
• Strong analytical/problem solving skills
• Contract Negotiating Skills
• Blueprint reading skills
• Knowledge of plastics injection molding industry

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 EMB eMobility

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: 059599