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Assistant Buyer

Company: Eaton
Location: Sumter
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Eaton's ES CRDS COMM Commercial division is currently seeking a Assistant Buyer.
The Assistant Buyer will be responsible for providing advanced technical and analytical skills to support planning and procurement of goods and services in support of production and plant requirements in such a manner so as to comply with engineering specifications; obtain timely deliveries; assure quality; secure lowest effective pricing and support economical inventory levels to provide maximum total value. They will also need to have strong verbal and written communication, persuasive and analytical problem-solving skills and be able to work with individuals and/or groups to facilitate process improvements within teams.
The expected annual salary range for this role is $52499.97 - $76999.96 a year.
Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.
What you'll do:
--- Identify new and/or alternative sources of supply to meet ongoing improvement efforts of products and designs.
--- Visit supplier's locations to evaluate, develop and maintain relationships with current and prospective suppliers that will bring added value to the process.
--- Work on projects and special assignments as required.
--- Support efforts to effectively manage inventory to meet production schedules.
--- Manage Purchase Price variance to achieve positive results.
--- Be the single Point of Contact for All Invoice related queries.
--- Manage all the VMI suppliers to provide accurate forecast and ensure line is not impacted due to VMI parts.
--- Work with Indirect CM's to identify and drive cost out and improvement projects.
--- Participate in cross functional teams such as Pro Launch, VSM, and VAVE.
--- Support Supplier Quality and Supplier Quality Audit efforts.
--- Obtain cost reduction and cost savings in accordance with business requirements.
--- Support negotiations for long term, short term and spot term contracts on plant level and division wide basis to obtain the most favorable price, quality, delivery, terms and conditions.
--- Prepare RFQ's and analyze bid packages.
--- Participate in strategy meetings and maintain corporate contracts on local level.
--- Adhere to all safety rules and procedures, including 5S requirements. Additionally, responsible for reporting unsafe conditions to appropriate management or MESH representative. Correct unsafe hazards and conditions. Timely closure of correction actions including inspections and investigations. Meet department MESH goal and attain at least 85% on department monthly MESH audit checklist.
Basic Qualifications:
---Bachelor's degree in supply chain, business or engineering from an accredited institution or minimum of 1+ year of supply chain experience required.
---Three (3) of years experience using a computer, including competence in Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel).
---Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship now or in the future.
---No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Sumter, SC will be considered. Active-Duty Military Service Member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.
Preferred Qualifications
---Extensive knowledge of product and manufacturing capabilities within plant.
---Bill of Materials (BOM) knowledge and the ability to read drawings/blueprints.
---Knowledge of process improvement tools and techniques.
---Certification in Production and Inventory Management is preferred, but not required
---Effective Negotiation Skills in managing price, quality and lead-time dimensions
---Prior experience with AS400, MAPICS, VISTA, and DMM computer programs preferred.
--- Evaluate the capabilities and integrity of new suppliers.
--- Control costs and obtain cost reductions in times of inflation and unstable markets.
--- Control inventory levels in job shop environment with lead-times ranging between 4-6 weeks. Anticipate and forecast trends and production requirements.
--- Anticipate supply problems and develop contingencies.
--- Service changing requirements of engineering.
--- Strong interpersonal skills, including aggressiveness, assertiveness and good judgment, as needed to negotiate contracts with suppliers.
--- Ability to interface and effectively communicate with engineering and accounting to understand and communicate their needs, requirements and restrictions to suppliers.
--- Analytical ability coupled with ability to quickly assimilate information so as to be able to gain product knowledge and evaluate vendor's product capabilities.
--- Ability to collaborate with the quality team to identify and communicate cause of problems and communicate resolution to all levels of manufacturing.
We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
Eaton considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with local laws. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your job search, application or interview process, please call us at 1-800-836-6345 to discuss your specific need. Only accommodation requests will be accepted by this phone number.
We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here ( for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Keywords: Eaton, Columbia , Assistant Buyer, Other , Sumter, South Carolina

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