matters most to you? Is it being a part of a strong team? Supporting your
family? Solving global problems? You can do these and more at Caterpillar;
where your work enables progress around the globe and you contribute to
meaningful work. Together, we can build what matters.
The Industrial Power Systems Division currently has
openings for a Buyer located in Lafayette, IN. As a Buyer with Caterpillar, you
will provide purchasing solutions expertise, using Quality, Cost, Logistics,
Development, Management to deliver maximum value.
Job Duties/Responsibilities may
include, but are not limited to:
- Serve as the primary
contact between Caterpillar and the supply base for global/regional initiatives providing support
to various business units
- Accountable for the
complete commercial relationship with the supply based including cost
competitiveness and supplier shipping and quality performance
- Responsible for all
commercial discussions/negotiations with the supply base
- Responsible and accountable for development, and/or
communication and implementation of a local or regional sourcing strategy
- Responsible for, where applicable, developing,
managing, and executing contractual agreements for the accountable supply
base ensuring business proposal completeness and proper risk assessment.
leadership in developing and executing all aspects of OPACC optimization
including cost and inventory reductions, quality improvement, and design
- Provide leadership for sourcing, logistics and resource
- Lead continuous improvement initiatives, new source
introduction (NSI), and new product introduction (NPI) activities ensuring
consensus from business partners
- Promote the highest level of professionalism and
Undergraduate degree from a college or university
Well-developed interpersonal skills are required in dealing with sensitive issues, developing others, and reaching consensus on specific actions
Demonstrated functional leadership including at least 3 years managing suppliers and/or creating strategic sourcing plans
Capable of leading teams, suppliers and customers to effective solutions.
Analytical, problem solving, and project leadership skills
Effective communicator, in written and oral form. Fluent in the English language and preferred other languages.
Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles as applied by Caterpillar and our suppliers.
Must be able to Travel 25% of time around Midwest
Top Candidates Will Also Have:
Experience is required in purchasing, logistics, manufacturing, and/or engineering
Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management a plus
Effective communicator in written and oral form
Well-developed interpersonal skills
Demonstrated leadership experience either formal or through influencing key stakeholders
Effective program management experience
Relocation is not available for this position
Caterpillar provides equal employment opportunities to all
employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and
harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex,
national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic
protected by federal, state or local laws.
Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals
for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment
visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job
opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment
website at www.caterpillar.com/careers