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Senior Buyer

Coamo, Puerto Rico
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton’s Control Protection Division is currently seeking a Senior Buyer to join our team. This position is based at our Coamo, PR facility.

The Senior Buyer is responsible to assure material is available to support manufacturing of products to satisfy customer requirements.


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:

  • Immediate resolution (critical parts) - Sense of urgency.

  • From suppliers to the line users, current month and following ones.

  • Communicate with vendors for release and pull in and update purchase orders as appropriate.

  • Manage non-conforming material issues.  Issue materials disposition and obtain replacement/credit of parts. 

  • Identify & drive resolution on roadblocks - PPAP’s, rejections, engineering and others.

  • Daily production meetings.
  • Daily Tier Meetings.
  • Invoices on hold resolutions.

  • Inventory control - Kanban, consignment, slow and fast moving.

  • Identify item master changes and advice buyers for changes (unit of measure, conversion factors etc.)

  • Utilize and verify for accuracy all related reports.  When there are discrepancies report them to the generator for proper correction.

  • Support Product Industrialization Product Transfers.

  • Support Cost Out Initiatives.

  • Support all other activities related to position and or that is needed as per the company urgency.

  • Supplier Reviews Meetings.

 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:

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Programs, AS 400, MAPICS, Access), ERP

  • Follow-up skills, be able to meet deadlines
  • Strong business ethics
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • Knowledge of purchasing process
  • Knowledge of the Financial Service Center Procedures

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: EPG CPD ICD Industrial Controls Division

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: 065830