Eaton Corporation is currently seeking a Government Contracts Senior Buyer to join our team. The position is based in Menomonee Falls, WI.
The Government Contract Purchasing Compliance position will lead the administration of Eaton Research Laboratory (ERL) government procurement (identification, negotiation, management, and evaluation of material and service vendors) as well as the functional management and improvement of SCM business processes and documentation to ensure compliance with government contracts procurement requirements. The role will report to and support the Senior Manager Government Contracts to lead sourcing and procurement requirements and improve SCM policies and procedures for four technology groups across four locations (Menomonee Falls, WI; Southfield, MI; Golden, CO; Eden Prairie, MN; Moon Twp., PA.).
Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It's where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potentialand where you can help us reach ours.
In this function you will:
Utilize SCM processes to identify potential suppliers, conduct RFP's, develop supplier selection criteria, negotiate terms, apply government flow-down terms, deploy and effectively manage supplier contracts and minimize supplier risk and maximize cost effectiveness and value for ERL government programs.
Support the development of and maintain an acceptable contractor purchasing system per DFARS 252.244-7001 as required for ERL government contracts.
Comply with Operational Security (OPSEC) Plan requirements for government programs in accessing and handling information and communicating specifications to material and service vendors for engineering and stakeholder technical requirements.
Review open Purchase Requisitions (PR), prepare Purchase Orders (PO) and manage purchasing card (Pcard) activities for ERL's (Vision) project accounting system.
Ensure timely invoice responses by reviewing Markview for invoices approvals or irregularities, posting invoices in SharePoint for approval and upon approval, receiving invoices in Vision and communicating with Eaton's corporate finance team to resolve any invoice payment issues.
Support ERL engineering technology exploration through subcontractors and consultants by assisting the Government Contract and technical team in developing a Statement of Work.
Ensure compliance for all ERL new Supplier Adds and updates to the supplier database.
Ensure Eaton's Supplier Diversity process is integrated into ERL and coordinate with Small Business Liaison Officer(s) (SBLO) in support of ERL Small Business Program.
Ensure compliance for ERL purchasing records retention in SharePoint.
Support training for ERL personnel in SCM process and requirements for procurement of materials and services from new or Eaton preferred suppliers for government programs.
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we as individuals and as a company are stronger.
Basic (Required) Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
Minimum of two (2) years' professional experience in Supply Chain
Must be legally eligible to work in the United States on an on-going basis without Company sponsorship
This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates residing within 50 miles of Menomonee Falls, WI facility will be considered for this position. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.
Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or Business Administration or Mechanical, Industrial or Production Engineering from an accredited institution
2 years' experience sourcing and negotiating contracts
Experience in purchasing and compliance for government contracts
Position Success Criteria
Knowledge of or ability to learn FAR and DFAR
Working knowledge or ability to learn Oracle R12 to efficiently and effectively manage ERL purchasing functions
Detailed oriented with excellent organizational skills
Ability to multi-task and prioritize commitments in a time sensitive environment
Strong written and verbal skills to effectively interface with all levels of business
Ability to work independently and maintain strong customer service focus
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