Sr. Buyer

Job Description

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


The Sr. Buyer/Planner is responsible for meeting specific SCM functions like planning and procurement focused in new product introductions (NPI), new product development (NPD) and/or production process of Aerospace manufacturing. Manages and schedules dependent and independent demand orders, balancing plant and supplier capacities and resources. Responsible for establishing and maintaining the Master Production Schedule within the material Requirements Planning System (MFGPro) ensuring correct requirements generation and flow down. Helps to balance current and forecasted customer requirements and plant First Article validations and production schedules aligned with the supply base with suppliers. Drives negotiations and manage the timely procurement of materials and supply and manage WIP orders. The role requires individual to be familiar with a complete range of procurement and planning functions and work with sending/receiving sites to ensure schedules are met. The position drives continuous improvement in Supply Chain while utilizing the framework of the Eaton Business System (EBS) and the Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF).


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:

  • Requires and Balances First Article validation and/or current and future customer demand requirements with manufacturing and supplier capabilities/capacities to ensure completion of customer requirements.

  • Develops Master Production Schedule for use in Materials Requirements Planning system to generate requirements for manufactured and purchased parts whole ensuring desired inventory levels are maintained.

  • Analyzes data, including enterprise requirements planning and purchasing information and prepares reports as needed to facilitate and recommend actions to ensure optimal supply chain execution from NPI stage to sustaining.

  • Reviews planning and purchasing parameters in order execution systems (MFGPro) to ensure proper order generation.

  • Coordinates with Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Customer Service groups to maintain First Article validation and/or production scheduling information.

  • Assists materials planning and purchasing group in analyzing the need for, and size of, strategic inventories to meet customer demand fluctuations from the transitions to sustaining.

  • Generate information on scheduled demand items for use in Sales, Inventory, and Operational Planning (SIOP) process including PO placement and management – Expediting, de-expediting and cancel as well as past due and PO acknowledgment.

  • Consults with master scheduling peers in feeder or recipient manufacturing plants to ensure schedules are coordinated and develop and maintain on going supplier relationships.

  • RFQ Management – Manage the quotation process, review all RFQ’s, and work with Commodity Managers in providing sourcing recommendations.

  • Report Management – Prepare data and reports to present recommendations for continuous improvement in cost reduction, quality and delivery and take actions to align Supply and Demand in support of project schedules and timelines.

  • Supplier Management – Develop and maintain on going supplier relationships and work on supplier addition / modification in the system in support of new product introduction and project timeline.

     

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


Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bilingual English/ Spanish
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of materials planning systems (MRP/ERP) requirements and order generation process logic.

  • Experience in New Production Introduction
  • Project transfer experience desirable
  • Detailed understanding of SIOP process
  • Strong Leadership as well as Good communication skills

  • Computer skills required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience in supplier development preferred
  • Aerospace experience preferred
  • Lean and sig sigma Knowledge preferred
  • ISM CSMP or APICS CSCP preferred

Position Success Criteria :

  • Customer Focus (internal and external)
  • Skill in effective communication
  • Teamwork and collaboration with cross-functional team


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 HQ SLS

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