Job Description

Based in the Purchasing team within the SCM function. Buyers are expected to take responsibility for the day to day operational purchasing activities and to use self-initiative in order to ensure the daily purchasing activities are completed on time. Buyers need to adopt a flexible approach to their work, be able to plan and prioritise activities in order to meet the overall business goals and work both independently and as part of a team.


Balances current and future demand requirements with supplier capabilities/capacities to ensure completion of customer requirements

Prepares and sends RFQ documentation in line with the Supplier Use Authorisation and evaluates supplier quotations.

Supports the department in negotiating contractual terms regarding quantity, price, delivery, quality, freight routings, and other standard terms.

Evaluates and monitors current supplier performance in terms of quality, delivery & cost. Utilising standard KPIs, to improve supplier performance.

Expedites supplier material, where required, to meet shortfall between current plan and customer order requirements.

Coordinates with Accounts Payable on billing and/or credit issues.

Arranges for or assists in the disposal of surplus material.

Coordinates the return, rework, or exchange of defective materials.

Supports cost reduction projects and improvement initiatives to achieve overall business objectives.

Follows and maintains system parameters in line with model plant processes & policies.

Drives and responds to action message report.

Responsible for maintaining integrity of data in component availability report.


  • Procurement experience within a Manufacturing environment would be advantageous

  • A good understanding of Purchasing negotiation techniques and tactics.

  • A good Understanding of Supply Chain Management including inventory control, Cost Out and Supplier Management.

  • A proven track record in communicating effectively with stakeholders.

  • Displays a high degree of self-motivation and pro-activity.

  • Needs to be flexible with a positive attitude

  • Needs to be a team player

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Platforms and MRP systems.


    Qualifications required


  • A recognised qualification or equivalent purchasing/manufacturing 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: 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