Eaton Corporation Senior Buyer/Planner in Tijuana, Mexico

  • Requires and Balances First Article validation and/or current and future customer demand requirements with manufacturing and supplier capabilities/capacities to ensure completion of customer requirements.

  • Develops Master Production Schedule for use in Materials Requirements Planning system to generate requirements for manufactured and purchased parts whole ensuring desired inventory levels are maintained.

  • Analyzes data, including enterprise requirements planning and purchasing information and prepares reports as needed to facilitate and recommend actions to ensure optimal supply chain execution from NPI stage to sustaining.

  • Reviews planning and purchasing parameters in order execution systems (MFGPro) to ensure proper order generation.

  • Coordinates with Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Customer Service groups to maintain First Article validation and/or production scheduling information.

  • Assists materials planning and purchasing group in analyzing the need for, and size of, strategic inventories to meet customer demand fluctuations from the transitions to sustaining.

  • Generate information on scheduled demand items for use in Sales, Inventory, and Operational Planning (SIOP) process including PO placement and management – Expediting, de-expediting and cancel as well as past due and PO acknowledgment.

  • Consults with master scheduling peers in feeder or recipient manufacturing plants to ensure schedules are coordinated and develop and maintain on going supplier relationships.

  • RFQ Management – Manage the quotation process, review all RFQ’s, and work with Commodity Managers in providing sourcing recommendations.

  • Report Management – Prepare data and reports to present recommendations for continuous improvement in cost reduction, quality and delivery and take actions to align Supply and Demand in support of project schedules and timelines.

  • Supplier Management – Develop and maintain on going supplier relationships and work on supplier addition / modification in the system in support of new product introduction and project timeline.


  • 3 to 7 yrs. Supply Chain experience

  • Bilingual English/ Spanish

  • Good communication skills

  • Knowledge of materials planning systems (MRP/ERP) requirements and order generation process logic.

  • Experience in New Production Introduction

  • Project transfer experience desirable

  • Detailed understanding of SIOP process

  • Strong Leadership as well as Good communication skills

  • Experience in supplier development preferred

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience

  • Aerospace experience preferred

  • Computer skills required

  • Lean and sig sigma Knowledge preferred

  • ISM CSMP or APICS CSCP preferred

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Latin America

Organization: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

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