Eaton Careers

Lead Buyer

Tijuana, Mexico
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace division is currently seeking a Lead Buyer to join our team. This position is based at our Tijuana facility.

The Lead Buyer  is responsible for supervising a group of buyers to execute their purchasing functions and meet FED Division Metrics and to drive continuous improvement in supply chain while utilizing the framework of the Eaton Business System (EBS) and the Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF).

Both the lead buyer and the buyers will report to the Purchasing Site Manager.   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.

Some activities related with the position will be:
  • Implement/Deploy/Follow Purchasing policies and practices established by Eaton Supply Chain Guidelines that minimize the total cost of acquisition of materials that support the plant’s manufacturing needs.

  • Implement advanced replenishment processes for the assigned products, such as Supplier Schedules, Min/max, Consigned Inventory or VMI

  • Ensure that component orders are placed consistent with supplier lead times and the planning in the ERP system so that components are available as needed to support OTD to customers.

  • Review and update purchasing parameters in Mfg Pro to ensure proper supplier demand generation. 

  • Coordinates with Planning, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Customer Service groups to review metrics to meet monthly sales targets.

  • Train and constantly monitoring subordinates to ensure compliance with established Eaton policies and procedures.

  • Determine the capabilities and skills of the Buyers Team to Develop and set the appropriate goals

  • Monitor & report on appropriate purchasing metrics.  Implement corrective actions where metrics are not meeting expectations.

  • Identify, Manage and drive cost savings projects consistent with Tijuana Site savings objectives.

  • Lead, Coach and mentor team members serving as example.

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


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • 3 to 5 years Supply Chain experience

  • Bilingual English/ Spanish 100 %

  • Good communication skills

  • Proven capability to execute purchasing of mfg components in a high mix, low volume environment.

  • Knowledge of materials planning systems (MRP/ERP) requirements and order generation process.

  • Strong Leadership Skills

  • Tangible experience in NPI Process.

  • Detailed understanding of SOP process

  • Lead implementation teams to deliver the purchasing strategies

  • Ability to lead and coordinate multi discipline, multi-functional teams.

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience

  • Strong PC application skills, including complement of Microsoft Office Software.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Must be able to interface effectively with the Transitions teams in order to set up Purchasing processes and appropriate bridge inventory.

  • Must be able to interface effectively with business leaders, planners and manufacturing

  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish is a Must.

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: 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: 064671