Purchasing Supervisor
Vicksburg , Mississippi
March 21, 2017
Job Description
Eaton's Lighting Division is currently seeking a Purchasing Supervisor. The Purchasing Supervisor will be based in Vicksburg, MS.
Position Overview :
This individual supervises activities concerned with procurement and coordination of all raw materials and components essential to manufacturing operations by taking in consideration elements of cost, quality, quantity and delivery of materials.  Establishes purchasing parameters with buyers in the department and coordinates scheduled delivery with manufacturing priorities. 
Essential Responsibilities :
  • Manages procurement of raw materials and components essential to manufacturing schedules.
  • Enforces company safety policies and procedures.
  • Articulates scheduling, cost and vendor quality to buyers within the department.  Provides cost analysis and actively supports cost reductions and value improvements.  
  • Articulates scheduling constraints and lead times required to process orders and ensure delivery of materials.  
  • Audits requisitions and purchase orders to insure correct and sufficient nomenclature, data and approvals. 
  • Collaborates with departments to secure quotations, samples, delivery time, engineering information or development of engineering specifications. Determines acceptable substitute materials and their effect on cost. 
  • Maintains vendor certification and relations. 
  • Travels as necessary to perform supplier appraisal activities and/or resolve supplier-related issues. 
  • Oversees the activities of supply chain analysts and buyers to ensure supply and coordination of schedule requirements and system information. 
  • Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow.
  • Schedules work for special and periodic inventories.
  • Assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
  • Studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency of subordinates.
  • Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances.
  • Prepares composite reports from individual reports of subordinates.
  • Adjusts errors and complaints.
  • Takes the lead in training and standardization of purchasing policies. 
  • Disposes rejected materials and communicates appropriate charges that are passed to vendors.
  • Consolidates parts and standardizes requirements with Engineering. 
  • Prepares, consolidates and coordinates reports to plant leadership. 
  • Directly supervises supply chain analysts and buyers within purchasing department. Performs supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)
Basic Qualifications :
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required
  • Minimum 3 years supply chain OR purchasing experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship


Preferred Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, or Supply Chain
  • Master degree in Business Administration
  • Master Scheduling, Planning and/or Production Control Experience
  • SAP experience
  • APICS CPIM or CSCP certification
  • Managerial experience

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com. At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/careers. 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.

A little about us:
Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions. We make power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely & sustainably.

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