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Location: Peterlee, Durham, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Aug 19, 2019
To serve as the primary contact between Caterpillar and the supply base for global/regional initiatives, including filling the functional seat for commercial discussions/negotiations with suppliers, being the recognized expert for his or her assigned portion of the global category, supports development and execution of global category strategies, and drives performance excellence in Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, and Management (QCLDM) through direct leverage with the supply base partnering with Supplier Development Professional (SDP) personnel and Product/Facility Procurement organizations.
Job Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Responsible for development and/or communication and implementation of a regional, or worldwide sourcing strategy
Responsible for development, management and execution of the global category strategy, managing policies, agreements, source catalogues, and special procurement programs
Accountable for liaison with the corresponding source buyers
Provide leadership for strategic sourcing – qualified supply network, business continuity, supplier risk management – capacity & financial, contract management, supplier commercial negotiations, cost/spend management – TCA assurance, supplier on boarding/off boarding, lead/response time optimization and resource management decisions
Lead continuous improvement initiatives and purchasing new product introduction activities within Purchasing
Demonstrate leadership in recognizing the potential for cost and inventory reductions, and quality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment
Mentor and develop other Buyers, SQEs, and Purchasing Analysts (where assigned). Promote the highest level of professionalism and business ethics
Lead 6 Sigma Strategic Sourcing Teams to fully understand the current performance of the supply network, evaluate strategic options, decide a course of action, and begin implementation
Collaborate with Supplier Development Engineers to ensure continuous improvement in QCLDM with key suppliers
Skills, experience and qualifications you will have:
Experience in purchasing, logistics, manufacturing and/or engineering
Undergraduate degree from university/college or equivalent experience
Tools and techniques of 6 Sigma, attained by Black Belt, Green Belt, Project Sponsor or other 6 Sigma related training programmes
Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management
Strong knowledge of the product, NPI, Facility, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Category Strategies
Experience in leading teams, suppliers and customers to effective solutions
Fluent in English language and preferred other languages
Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles as applied by Caterpillar and our suppliers
Skills, experiences and qualifications you may have:
Analytical, problem solving and project leadership skills
Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.
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