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Eaton Corporation Associate Buyer/Planner in StRomuald, Canada

Eaton’s Energy Automation Solutions Division has an opening for an Associate Buyer/Planner to join our team. This position will be located in Saint-Romuald (Levis), Quebec.

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About Energy Automation Solutions Division:

The Energy Automation Solutions (EAS) division delivers intelligent energy solutions by combining power systems expertise with innovative technologies to help our customers generate, deliver, and manage energy safely, efficiently, and reliably. The EAS business primarily serves global utility customers and, in some markets, commercial industrial, and renewable energy markets.. The technical skills, innovative thinking and the tireless dedication of our employees around the world are Eaton's greatest resources.

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Position Overview:

The Associate Buyer/Planner supports the buying and planning of materials of EASD production and works to coordinate material and services from suppliers at the most economical cost, consistent with quality, service and delivery requirements by utilizing sound purchasing techniques and in accord with established purchasing policies, practices and procedures. Position requires extensive relationship management with assigned contract manufacturers in addition to sales, engineering and program management.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Gather required information from various suppliers pertaining to price and delivery dates.

  • Follow up/expedite the delivery of purchased materials to assure compliance to the manufacturing plan

  • Facilitate efforts to ensure on time delivery, on time customer shipments, cost and inventory reduction goals

  • Review and coordinate resolution of non-conforming material to assure compliance to the manufacturing plan.

  • Analyze forecasts to manage proper stock levels and blanket PO levels.

  • Analyze capacity constraints against forecast and booked orders.

  • Prepare and process purchase orders using SAP

  • Work closely with engineering in sourcing unique materials as well as analysis / inventory balancing for transition.

  • Plan, coordinate, and monitor the movement of materials through the sales cycle to accurately forecast future production plans

  • Manage material shortages, End-of-Life, backlogs, quality issues and any other potential schedule interruptions or delivery delays

  • Establish and monitor metrics that reflect Customer Satisfaction, lead time management, and other metrics as required

  • Maintain and promote strong relationships with Suppliers, Finance, Quality, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Strategic Sourcing, Production and other internal suppliers/customers


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution or Technical College with work experience would be considered.

  • Minimum 1 year of progressive planning and buying experience

  • Fluency in English, French (working proficiency).

  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada without company sponsorship.

  • Relocation is not being offered for this position. Only candidates residing within a 80km-radius of Saint-Romuald (Levis), Quebec will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated sound decision making, problem solving skills, and ability to respond quickly under pressure

  • 3 years of progressive planning and buying experience

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills: written, verbal, phone, computer

  • Experience in an Engineering to Order environment a plus

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft office programs as well as SAP/ MRP/ERP systems, Lean Manufacturing Principles, and quality standards.



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.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – Canada

Organization: EPG EAS Electrical Automation Solutions

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

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