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Supply Network Specialist I

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Location: Thiruvallur, TN, India
Date Posted: Apr 16, 2020

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Job Description


Function description

Provide purchasing support to the Grimbergen PSLD SD&D (Product Support & Logistics Division Services, Distribution and Digital) Service Parts Organization.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

* Be the Grimbergen facility supply contact person for +200 suppliers (+10M EUR business, +15k service parts). Coordinate procurement activities: solve purchase order related issues, provide fact-based recommendations for selection of suppliers, update purchasing system, provide ad hoc analyses.

* Assist in supplier onboarding and educating; assist/ lead supplier visits.
* Maintain contacts with other Site and Category procurement teams to resolve supplier issues that require purchasing intervention (suppliers stopping deliveries, back orders, …).
* Coordinate communication between suppliers and other Caterpillar divisions (Global Parts Supply Department, Quality Control, Engineering, Accounting) and provide support if needed. This can be related to pricing, quality, payment, delivery, … issues.
* Cross discipline problem solver.
* Perform analytical (e.g. resourcing analysis) and administrative tasks (e.g. opening Purchase Orders, request Expedite Payment, treat contested Debit Notes, …).
* Contribute to PSLD Transformation Programs: highlight cost saving opportunities (price negotiations, resourcing, …) and supply chain optimizations (supplier performance, …).
* As in-depth experience & knowledge is demonstrated on management of the assigned segments, increased involvement in project work and supply chain improvement activities is to be expected.


Required Qualifications:

* Excellent knowledge of English and excellent communication skills, both written and oral
* Familiar with inbound supply chain principles
* Analytical skills

* Diplomacy and negotiation skills
* Intermediate to advanced computer skills
* A willingness to learn and to take on increasing responsibility

Desired Qualifications:

* Knowledge of other languages like French, German or Dutch is an asset

* A Bachelor Degree or equivalent by experience
* Good interpersonal and collaboration skills

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Job Info

Apr 16, 2020