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Senior Supply Chain Buyer

Bethel, Connecticut
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace division is seeking a Senior Supply Chain Buyer to join our team!  This individual will be part of the Commodity buying group site in Bethel, CT.  Commodities may include: EEE components, sub-assemblies, capital expenditures, and fasteners totaling a $6M annual spend. This person will have dual responsibility for executing the planning and control aspects resultant from the MFGPro MRP system.


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.


  • You will develop and foster a true partnership in a business sense with suppliers

  • You will develop, and execute plans to exceed key supplier goals (OTD, Cost Out, DPPM, BCC)

  • Yu will lead resourcing of $6M annual spend to optimize material cost out, and supplier performance, by leveraging BCC, and other domestic preferred suppliers.

  • You will analyze specifications to recommend sourcing in make/buy decisions & cost-price considerations

  • You will support supplier and plant quality relationship to ensure quality corrective actions are submitted in a timely fashion

  • You will support Supplier Consolidation in alignment with Eaton preferred suppliers

  • You will partner with Shared Services Team to ensure continuity to material flow in support of customer OTD, and inventory mitigation, by acting to RFQ triggers, and action (expedite, de-expedite, cancel) messages in real time.

  • You will support continued expansion of consignment initiatives, and support of supplier visualization portal that conveys real time materials requirements to supply base.

  • You will partner with commodity managers, and regional sourcing managers to drive BCC transition plan, while mitigating disruption risk from existing footprint.

  • You will conduct VAVE sessions to explore cost out opportunities, and lead execution of same.


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Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited institution required.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a Supply Chain function.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR).  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 (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with the procurement of Metals and Machined components

  • Aerospace experience

  • Masters Degree from an accredited institution

  • CPIM certified

  • 5+ years buying experience

  • Advanced Excel Skills

  • MFG Pro experience

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 065111