• Company:
    Eaton Corporation
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    8 hours ago
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If you desire to be part of something special, to
be part of a winning team, to be part of a fun team – winning is fun. We are
looking for Buyer/Planner in Eaton’s Electrical Business, based in Mascot, New South Wales, Australia. In Eaton,
making our work exciting, engaging, and meaningful; ensuring safety, health,
wellness; and being a model of inclusion & diversity are already embedded
in who we are – it’s in our values, part of our vision, and our clearly defined
aspirational goals.

This role is responsible for the planning and purchasing of
materials/finished goods to support customer requirements. This position will
manage Interco/third-party suppliers to ensure On-Time-Delivery at competitive
pricing while managing inventory levels to prevent shortages and minimize
inventory Days-On-Hand.

Your Essential

+ Place purchase orders with Interco/third-party
suppliers for the procurement of material/finished goods as required by
forecast, firm customer orders and dependent demand.

+ Utilize process for confirming purchase order
acknowledgements and supplier delivery schedule

+ Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure
on-time delivery of all materials/finished goods, including timely resolution,
communication and mitigation of future potential problems

+ Expedite/De-expedite/Cancel purchase orders as per
MRP action messages

+ Manage/resolve issues with supplier regarding
purchase price variances, returns and quality problems

+ Participate and support with Supplier QBR’s

+ Determine cost-effective transportation modes and
storage capacity requirements through logistics planning and optimization

+ Evaluate and maintain inventory management
policies, including strategies, forecasts, min/max, ROP, EOQs, safety stocks
and associated parameters.

+ Provide recommendations on appropriate purchasing
policies, i.e. made to order, make to stock, etc.

+ Initiate/maintain the planning and distribution of
purchased/assigned commodity items for multiple Outside Processing Partners
(OSP) to ensure on-time customer deliveries

+ Initiate and drive inventory optimization projects
(E&O reduction, replenishment strategies, etc.)

+ Coordinate material flows throughout product/BOM
changes, obsolescence, and the introduction of new suppliers and/or materials
due to new product development

+ Report on KPIs, conduct root cause analysis on poor
performance and drive improvement actions

+ Implement projects to achieve key requirements on
OTD, DOH, and cost out

+ Implement Sourcing/Procurement strategies; focusing
on cost out and payment terms (DPO)

+ Setup & maintain Purchase Information Records
(PIR), and Material Master system planning parameters (MOQ, lead time, safety
stocks, etc); including conducting regular ERP data integrity health checks

+ Provide back-up support for supply chain functions
including shipping, receiving, material handling and other duties as assigned

+ Collaborate with internal customers and provide a
high level of customer service, including pro-active communication,
recommending solutions, resources, and alternative supply options

+ Apply quality control methods such as ISO, EQMS,
and ELSS; liaise with suppliers on quality issues

+ Audit inventory records for accuracy; participation
in the annual physical inventory process

+ Support Eaton Business System (EBS) and continuous

+ Ensure all activities comply with legal and ethical

+ Be aware of the company’s and your own obligations
under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations as well as the company’s
documented Quality Management system

+ Other job-related duties and tasks as requested by


If you have:

+ A relevant tertiary qualification and/or body of
knowledge certification (e.g. APICS, CPM, etc.)

+ A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a buyer/planner

+ Expert applied knowledge of forecasting, supply
chain, inventory management, transportation, and warehousing disciplines

+ Strong sense of urgency & attention to detail

+ Excellent organization, communication and follow-up

+ Able to influence others & manage conflict

+ Ability to self-direct and take constructive action
in ambiguous situations

+ Extremely high standards of excellence

+ Analytical with a methodical approach to problem

+ Experience establishing and employing demand-pull
material planning methods

+ Proven experience/accomplishments in business
process improvement

+ ERP/MRP System knowledge essential; SAP preferred

+ Excellent computer skills (including Excel)

+ Results driven

Yes! Because you are the one,
we are looking for, we hope to hear from you now!

note, your details/resume will not be forwarded anywhere without a formal interview
and, if successful, with your prior permission. Personal information provided
will be used for recruitment purposes only and be treated in the strictest
confidence. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

note: Agencies will only be engaged if required. Please do not contact us or
send applicants to us unless requested by a recruitment team member.


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: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Asia Pacific

Organization: ANZD AustraliaNew Zealand Division

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

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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.