Senior Buyer

Job Description

Eaton South Molton


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Senior Buyer


Eaton South Molton are currently looking for a senior buyer to support the plant in fulfilment of parts sourced externally, by utilising existing or establishing new cost effective, reliable, sustainable and robust supply chains.



Your key deliverables:


  • Procures materials from assigned materials as per MRP requirements when required;

  • Prepares, monitors and analyses planning parameters and key metrics within assigned commodity groups, as well as ensures the parameters are adhered to by the demand conversion team;

  • Promotes data accuracy and supports initiatives improving the quality of data;

  • Supports expenditure control by strict application of processes referring to PO placement, PO sign off levels, PPV review and adherence to LTAs;

  • Supports and drives projects aimed at achieving site goals related to inventory value, OTD, VMIC and Cost Out targets;

  • Effectively applies and shapes Divisional Commodity strategy by promoting high standards of VRM;

  • Resolves high profile supply shortages and escalates unresolved cases in line with set process;

  • Monitors and executes supply alignment requirements in line with MRP action messages (Past Due, Expedite, De-Expedite, Cancel);

  • Initiates and supports transition projects by launching gate reviews, raising Project Workbooks, Source Change documents and supporting Transitions team in change management process;

  • Supports Supplier Quality team in the escalation process as well as administrative tasks (RTV, DMR, 8D, COGS reclaims);

  • Continues to improve material replenishment methods (spot PO vs Schedule PO vs VMIC)

  • Analyses supplier performance and spend related data & initiates appropriate projects and actions in conjunction with Supplier Development team;

  • Builds strong relationships with vendors as well as internal customers;

  • Provides cross functional internal communication to ensure visibility of key issues and related recovery actions;

  • Resolves goods receiving/invoicing queries as required to ensure continuous flow of materials;

  • Raises, consults and monitors the progress of Concessions and Permits;



Are you?


    • Advanced in the knowledge of Excel, MS Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Project (beneficial), Access (beneficial)

    • Knowledgable of ERP or MRP software as well as the understanding of its principles

    • Good in the understanding of main manufacturing processes (ideally injection moulding, electronic/PCB assemblies, machining)

    • A Strong communicator and have good interpersonal skills

    • Possessing strong leadership, coaching and influence management skills

    • Able to balance multiple priorities and projects while maintaining excellent level of service to internal customers

    • Able to track record in initiating and delivering on Cost Out initiatives

    • Excellent in commercial awareness

    • Good at problem solving- (e.g. 8-D or A3, RCCA)

    • Intrinsically motivated, dynamic , customer-centric, self-starter;

    • An excellent relationship builder (internally and externally)

    • A data driven decision maker with experience in data analysis and extraction of data;

    • Strong in the understanding in mechanics and dependencies of functions within a larger organisation

    • Experienced within Aerospace or Automotive- beneficial but not essencial

    • Possessing basic engineering knowledge and/or background with the ability to read drawing

    • CIPS Qualifiied- advantagous

    • Degree Qualified- preferable

    • Procificent in reafing and writing English



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 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