Division Commodity Buyer

Job Description

Eaton Titchfield


Join Eaton and help us provide energy-efficient solutions that have a real impact on the environment. We make what matters work. Find out more on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baa_aiJ4L7E



Do you want to work for a global player, where we care about ethics, inclusion and diversity and our people?



Division Commodity Buyer



An exciting opportunity has arisen for Division Commodity Buyer at the Titchfield site.

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 level, 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.


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 multi-site role responsible for the commodities and suppliers as assigned to the FMC Division.






Your key deliverables:


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

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

  • Lead commercial negotiations with suppliers seeking mutual benefits and making decisions on suppliers that are costed 10k or less

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

  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize multiple projects and execute accordingly.

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

  • Hold suppliers accountable to performance penalties and recovery of cost associated with non-conformances as needed and required.



Are you?

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

  • The role will require individual to be familiar with a complete range of procurement functions.  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. 

  • The successful candidate will be degree qualified

  • For this position the successful candidate will have worked specifically in a supply chain team within manufacturing for a minimum of three years environment

  • Ideally, we are looking for a candidate who has also worked in an engineering or quality environment, this is not essential

  • Significant Experience in commodity procurement and cost-out castings ideally within a machining environment

  • The successful candidate will have solid negotiation skills,

  • Strategic sourcing experience is a must

  • The successful candidate can be from an Indirect or direct procurement environment

  • Mechanical electronics industry candidates are also welcome

  • Communication experience working at all levels is a must

  • We are looking for a dynamic individual.

  • Experience presenting to senior management


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