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Division Commodity Buyer

Titchfield, United Kingdom
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton Titchfield



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Division Commodity Buyer


Working for Eaton’s award-winning supply chain team.  You will be responsible for designing and implementing strategic purchasing strategies and working with our commodity suppliers to manage cost.



Your key deliverables:


  • The Division Commodity Buyer is an individual contributor who supports Eaton’s divisional supply chain organization driving commodity management lead and divisional supply chain lead initiatives with the suppliers, commodity managers both in Aerospace and at Corporate, and with the plant materials teams. 

  • This position is responsible for aiding in the development of and implementing purchasing strategies to reduce the total cost of direct materials for the FMC division, while providing direct materials to support plant operations. This includes the total cost analysis of materials purchased, the execution of commodity strategies, negotiations with suppliers, regulatory compliance and the ongoing management of supplier relationships.  

  • In addition, to the procurement activities and supplier management this position will be responsible for driving cost out projects and the development and implementation of advanced replenishment strategies.  This is a multisite role responsible for the commodities and suppliers as assigned to the FMC Division.

  • Develop and execute multi-site rationalization across the FMC Division of sourcing projects by preparing RFQ’s, summering responses, recommending sourcing decisions to commodity management and submitting those to division gate reviews for approval.        

  • Execute multi-site rationalization and sourcing projects by preparing RFQ’s, summarizing responses, recommending sourcing decisions to commodity management and submitting to division gate reviews for approval.

  • Lead RFQ creation and execution strategically aligned with divisional and commodity goals and objectives.

  • Participate in cross-functional teams chartered with improving supplier performance and executing corrective actions, and drive continuous improvement through the supply base.

  • Strong familiarity with ERP systems including but not limited to MfgPro as well as Microsoft office skills

  • Implementation of continuous replenishment goals and objectives aligned with ERP health rules and site material requirements.



Are you?


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

  • Thorough understanding of Supply Chain Management operational concepts surrounding production planning, inventory control, purchasing, logistics, advanced replenishment and shipping/receiving

  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes as well as special processes.

  • Knowledge of the commodity and sub-commodity marketplace, including in Best Cost Economies.

  • Excellent communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills necessary to converse with diverse group of stakeholders including, operations and Supply Chain Management personnel and supplier organizations.

  • Demonstrated experience in successfully supporting commodity strategies and driving cost-out.

  • Demonstrated ability contributes to cross-functional teams in the development, implementation, and achievement of results through cross-functional business initiatives and commodity strategies.

  • Collaborative skills are necessary to achieve and meet SCM and customer requirements and to gain the support needed to move projects and initiatives forward. 

  • Strong analytical problem-solving abilities are necessary to understand operational inefficiencies and separate/resolve legitimate supplier performance issues. 

  • Detailed knowledge of industry specific quality registration schemes (i.e. ISO9001, AS9100, etc.)

  • Strong planning/project management skills

  • Strong PC application skills.  Including complement of Microsoft Office Software, with strong capabilities in Excel and Access



If yes, then we want to hear about you!


What Eaton offers?


  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

  • Contract in fast growing global company

  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team

  • Great promotional opportunities  – We encourage internal promotion, whenever possible

  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethic are really important for us



Candidate applying to the vacancy will be subject of the background screening.




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: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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: No

Requisition ID: 069654