Eaton Corporation Associate Buyer/Expediator in Wadeville, South Africa

The role provides an effective, efficient, fair, competitive and transparent buying and expediting service to the organization, and in addition coordinates and controls the purchasing/expediting function on the ERP system to ensure effective cost control and on time delivery from both internal and external suppliers. Operational role within the Supply Chain department.

  • Create Purchase orders on the ERP based on the MRP and requisitions

  • Daily confirmations/supplier acknowledgments on orders placed and ETAs

  • Follow-up on outstanding orders, escalating with suppliers and informing the stakeholders

  • Keeping accurate and neat records, includes filing and 5S.

  • Take part in HIGH 5 metric events (DOH, OTD, CONC & Safety) events with relevant stakeholders informing about ETAs and changes.

  • Proactive expediting as necessary to meet sales targets.

  • Develop strong relationships with internal and external suppliers to provide proactive solutions within the expediting role.

  • Liaising with freight forwarders on incoming shipments and validations of tariff codes applied.

  • Involvement in Global trade management compliance

Below is the additional breakdown of the tasks involved:

Provide resolution on AP12, AP13, ISIX

Provide resolution on Hold Report

Proplus – Supplier OTD measure

Update board in CSD with latest dues dates and ETA's on incoming shipments

Update CSD with proactive solutions should the original due dates no be valid

Address shortages for sites

Update OTD and PAST DUE register for CSD

Update shortages register on SharePoint for Workshop

Respond satisfactorily to email queries relating open PO's

Update all C360 expedite requests – update current status

Reconciliation of all local orders and submit to finance

Involvement in Monthly PSK (Kaizen)

Update supplier lead time

Provide feedback on Action Message report to Pune - cancellations

Update DMR register on SharePoint – Quality

Complete placing MRP order – weekly

Complete placing buyouts, consumables, CAPEX and service orders

Update graphs for balance board A item and Top 50 – action to close out deviations

Validate and update supplier schedules

Minute bi-monthly review with suppliers on SharePoint

Provide training on Supplier VIZ to external suppliers

Review and update Past due report from Pune - action on MFG

Complete Compu-clearing recon for finance files – tariff compliance

Update and close NCR's for Purchasing per the due date

Update supplier complaints register

Update premium freight register


Microsoft Office (Intermediate Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

Vendor management experience.

Working ERP knowledge

Minimum of 3 Years Logistics / Purchasing and Expediting experience in a structured SCM environment (Corporate)

Decision making skills and highly motivated for change

Proactive and independent thinker

Expediting knowledge and experience is critical to the role

Stocktaking knowledge an advantage

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: HYD Hydraulics Group

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: Yes, 10 % of the Time