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Eaton - Mascot, NSW

Manufacturing & Industrial
Source: uWorkin


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 Responsibilities

  • 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 improvements
  • Ensure all activities comply with legal and ethical requirements
  • 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 Management
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 role
  • 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 skills
  • 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 solving
  • 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!
Please 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.
Please 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.
Supply Chain / Logistics
Asia Pacific
Primary Location
Work Locations
Mascot Au Loc
ANZD AustraliaNew Zealand Division
Job Level
Individual Contributor
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?
Does this position offer relocation?
Requisition ID :094587