Eaton Corporation Buyer in Titchfield, United Kingdom

Job Summary

The procurement of, aerospace components such as fasteners moldings and seals, to schedule. Including the procurement of un-forecasted components. Ensuring that these meet the key deliverables of quality, cost and delivery.

The position also encompasses the expediting of procurement orders to ensure timely and economical completion of customer requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Account management of a global supply chain provider.

  • Balances current and future demand requirements with supplier capabilities/capacities to ensure completion of customer requirements.

  • Negotiates contractual terms regarding quantity, price, delivery, quality, freight routings, and other standard or special contract terms.

  • Expedites supplier material, where required, to meet shortfall between current plan and customer order requirements.

  • Coordinates with accounts payable on billing and/or credit issues.

  • Coordinates the return, rework, or exchange of defective materials.

  • Analyses data, including enterprise requirements planning information and prepares reports as needed to facilitate and recommend actions to ensure optimum delivery of supplier materials.

  • Ensure key supplier improvement initiatives are adhered to and driving improvement through key metrics and focussed supplier programs.

  • Support cost reduction targets in full liaison with the strategic procurement team.

To open up and encourage cross functional dialogue with all areas of the business


Experience required

  • Procurement experience within an aerospace/ complex engineering environment.

  • Technical knowledge of specifications and industry standards.

  • Thorough understanding of negotiation techniques and tactics.

  • Understanding of Supply Chain Management operational concepts surrounding purchasing, logistics, incoming product inspection and inventory control.

  • A proven track record in communicating effectively with stakeholders to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions.

  • Displays a high degree of personal dynamism and pro-activity.

Qualifications required

  • Recognised operational qualifications such as CIPS or HNC in manufacturing, quality or engineering.

  • Excellent IT skills.

  • Thorough knowledge/understanding of complex MRP systems

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: 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