Eaton Corporation Buyer/Planner in Camarillo, California

Eaton’s Electrical Controls and Protection Division is currently seeking a Buyer/Planner. The Buyer/Planner will be based out of our Camarillo, CA facility.

Position Overview :

As a Buyer/Planner, you will be working closely with Operations and Planning to eliminate material related bottlenecks. A successful Buyer/Planner will help mitigate production shortages, manage inventory levels, and ultimately play a pivotal role in our strive to meet OTD dates. The Buyer/Planner owns metrics pertaining to receipt of raw materials such as: on time to stock, requisition to PO conversion rate, adhering to the AVL and quality requirements.

This position has the responsibility to create, review, amend, and maintain attainable and effective production schedules for assigned products and product families. The production planner is expected to utilize system tools inclusive of material requirements planning and capacity planning to ensure that the supply chain is effective in meeting the needs of our customers while maintaining required delivery and inventory goals.

Essential Responsibilities :

  • Quote and buy all Fabricated/Custom Items, Kanban Card items and all office/miscellaneous items

  • Control inventory impact by analyzing MOQ vs consumption

  • Maintain MRP health by aligning PO dates and managing PO quantities

  • Run and respond to daily MRP report

  • Run and respond to daily Exceptions Report (Reschedule In, Reschedule Out, Cancels, Late PO’s)

  • Issues and maintains all consignment purchase orders for key CMs

  • Resolve PO/Invoice discrepancies in a timely manner

  • Manage OSP components (plating, screening, etc.)

  • Process supplier related RMA’s

  • Pursue and track cost out in accordance with divisional supply base

  • Ensure fixed vendors align with divisional supply base

  • Execute MRP and the timely creation of shop orders to satisfy customer demand, achieve desired stocking levels and maintain flow of work on the factory floor.

  • Communicate and coordinate with production supervisors and purchasing teams to ensure schedule adherence and recovery if required.

  • Analyze shortages by work order and/or customer order and communicate to Production Management and Customer Service

  • Review and maintain SAP data integrity inclusive of routings and bill of material accuracy.

  • Communicate frequently and proactively with customer service teams to meet or exceed customer expectations and establish effective relationships.

  • Track progression of production orders, investigate factors that affect schedules, and modify plans as necessary

  • Expedite critical orders throughout the supply chain.

  • Inform management of potential production problems and assist in the implementation of both short and long term solutions.

  • Analyzes forecasted demand to ensure safety stock and strategic inventory levels on finished goods are maintained.

  • Perform planning functions required to achieve the timely and successful launch of new products and participate as assigned on new product development teams.


Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution is required

  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Buyer/Planner using SAP

  • Two (2) years supply chain experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: EPG CPD TAM

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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico

Travel: No