Eaton’s Power Systems division is currently seeking a Senior Buyer to join our team. This position is based at our Waukesha, WI Badger Street facility.
The Senior Buyer will have responsibility for the releasing and on-time delivery of purchase orders for raw material and production support activities. This role will be responsible for resolving any procurement, quality, invoice, and inventory related issue including appropriate SAP transactions. Part consumption behavior and other part characteristic analysis will be a key component for this position. Interface with customer service, internal and external suppliers, Product Engineering, and Production is critical to ensure a high level of support to satisfy the customer.
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In this function you will:
Interact with suppliers to communicate delivery expectations, forecasts, design changes, lead time management, and material expedites or delays to ensure Suppliers meet Supplier On Time Delivery (SOTD) goals.
Drive cost reduction opportunities.
Involved with strategic sourcing to align negotiations, new supplier selection, and Supply Chain strategy.
Review purchase requisitions, place purchase orders, issue change notices, review exception messages to ensure delivery of materials or services as necessary to adhere to production schedules.
Maintain Material Master records for assigned materials; ensure accurate PIR records, Source Lists, and promptly reconcile supplier invoices for payment.
Review part consumption characteristics to ensure appropriate planning parameters are maintained.
Review and maintain internal / external Kanban replenishment, vendor managed programs, scheduling agreements and blanket orders.
Provide Root Cause Corrective Action when needed.
Participate and lead continuous improvement opportunities.
Proactively avoid material shortages.
Review and maintain purchase order date accuracy and maintain MRP health.
Work with Finance, Receiving, and Suppliers to clear blocked invoices.
Work with quality team and supplier to review/resolve non-compliant material.
Issue consignment statements and inventory to suppliers.
Quote parts with suppliers.
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required.
Minimum five (5) years of combined experience performing purchasing and/or production planning functions in a manufacturing environment.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship both now and in the future
No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates who currently reside within 50 miles of the Waukesha WI (Badger Street) facility will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.
Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management
Proficient experience with Purchasing and Planning using SAP.
APICS certification (CPIM).
Demonstrated capability of Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement methodologies – Green Belt certification a plus.
Demonstrated Negotiation Experience
Proven experience with quality assurance and reporting accuracy.
Proven knowledge and applications skills with process improvements.
Ability to work with Engineering teams and all Operations related departments.
Understands key MRP Health metrics.
This position requires the incumbent to be able to apply analytical and problem solving skills, which includes demonstrated knowledge or familiarity with problem solving tools. Incumbent should also understand the use of statistical tools.
Thorough knowledge of materials planning systems (MRP/ERP) logic.
This position drives value by defining problems and eliminating root causes, and applying solutions for process improvements
The selected candidate should have sound knowledge of commodity and risk management including vendor selection, purchasing, performance metrics, and continuous process improvement.
Good written, verbal and strong interpersonal communications skills to interact with both internal and/or external customers and suppliers.
Sense of urgency and ability to drive to positive results in a complex environment.
Good organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
Advanced knowledge of MS Office Applications; Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
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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.