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Sr. Buyer

Beltsville, Maryland
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace division is currently seeking a Senior Buyer to join our team. This position is based at our Beltsville, MD location.

Position overview:

Purchase materials and services, obtaining maximum value in terms of price, quality and service. Plan material flow to insure minimum investment while insuring high levels of customer service. Support purchasing team in a coordinated effort to manage exceptions and achieve plant, Division and individual goals. Support strategies and issues related to plant operations or new program launches.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, support, and oversee the implementation of purchasing strategies for maintenance of facility and machines
  • Maintain control of the supply chain and deal with the quality and delivery challenges associated with rapidly changing requirements in development programs
  • Assist commodity group with activities to include LTAs, cost reductions, gate review for new suppliers, and supplier rationalization
  • Develop and maintain plan to obtain department/division cost improvements objectives
  • Participate in problem-solving efforts to resolve machine issues and supplier corrective action teams.
  • Interface with customer procurement personnel to align schedules and resolve issues
  • Coordinate material requirements with production schedules, customer requirements and provide feedback to scheduling and management.
  • Coordinate inventory planning activities working toward plant goals
  • Champion ERP initiatives
  • Lead/participate in the supplier reduction program based on a total cost model
  • Engage/lead in continuous improvement activities


Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.



Required (Basic) Qualifications:

·       Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

·       Minimum 1 year of work experience in material management, industrial engineering, finance or supply chain management.

·       Candidate must be legally authorized to work in United States without company sponsorship

·       No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates that currently reside within the immediate geographical area (50 miles) of the Beltsville facility will be considered

·       All positions require use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in arms regulations. All applicants must be U.S. Persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. Person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, Political Asylee, or Refugee.


Preferred Qualifications: (Not required to be qualified for the role)

·       2 years of work experience in purchasing

·       APICS professional certification (preferred)

·       Working knowledge of Quality Systems, and Mil-Stds.

·       High-level computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 

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: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

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: 060658