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Supply Network Specialist I

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Location: Thiruvallur, TN, India
Date Posted: Sep 5, 2019

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Job Description



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The Product Support & Logistics Division currently has an opening for a Supply Network Specialist in our  ILC Thiruvallur facility.

Job duties/responsibilities may include but are not limited to:  
  • Accountable for operating and monitoring the procurement functions, as designed, to meet the defined response time, cost and lean targets enabling optimal and efficient facility operations
  • Collaborating with business partners and suppliers and resolving facility specific supplier issues
  • Act as liaison with corresponding Category procurement and Logistics professionals
  • Reporting directly to the Supply Network Supervisor and will be accountable for implementing the network as designed related to specific strategies from Category teams at the Facility level to create a competitive advantage for our customers 
  • Through a strong knowledge of the product, NPI, Category and Logistics Strategies the incumbent will support, participate, and lead projects/initiatives to fully satisfying facilities expectations
  • Assist in the management of local subcontractors with input from the Category buyer related to the overall strategy
  • Collaborate with supply chain in helping to understand & monitor inventory levels in order to help relate it back to the overall network in terms of short dating, past dues and supplier shipping performance  
  • Purchase Order Management – Provide expertise in the launching & management of purchase orders for a facility to in the terms of parts related to single definite and production ensuring terms are correct    


Basic Qualifications:    

  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • Previous purchasing experience 
  • Up to 3 years of job-related experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management preferred, e.g.; Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified in Integration Resource Management (CIRM), or comparable international certification
  • Affiliation with Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), or comparable professional purchasing organization
  • Previous 6 Sigma Greenbelt/Black Belt experience
  • Knowledge of Quality, Lean manufacturing, an understanding of lean principles
  • Incumbent must have well-developed communication skills  
Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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Sep 5, 2019