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Facility Supply Professional

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Location: Mapleton, IL, United States
Date Posted: Sep 25, 2019

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Job Description




What matters most to you? Is it being a part of a strong team? 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 Energy & Transportation Purchasing Division currently has openings for a Facility Supply Professional position located at our Mapleton, IL facility. In this role, you will manage supply network procurement related activities for a facility to deliver procurement excellence and integration between Energy and Transportation Purchasing and the team supporting Facility / Divisional Leaders. Deliver a lean, responsive and resilient material and services flow for the facility from source to dock and additional required points. 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.


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

  • Major Role: - Accountable for operating and monitoring the Energy and Transportation procurement functions, as designed, to meet the defined response time, cost, quality 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 & Product Purchasing and Logistics professionals.
  • Reporting directly to the Facility Supply Manger and will be accountable for implementing the network as designed related to  specific strategies from both Category & Product Supply at the Facility level  to create a competitive advantage for our customers.
  • Strategy - Through a strong knowledge of the product, NPI, Category and Logistics Strategies the incumbent will support and participate in 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 & delivery performance. 
  • Purchase Order Management – Provide expertise in the launching & management of purchase orders for a facility to in the terms of parts related to pilots, production, and supplier tooling ensuring terms are correct.  


    Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • 3+ years of Purchasing/Supply Chain experience
    • 2+ years Manufacturing experience

    Top Candidates will also have:

    • 1-3 years of supervisory experience
    • 3+ years of experience in operations and/or manufacturing
    • Strong customer focus and ability to influence
    • Well-developed communication skills
    • Knowledge of Quality, Lean manufacturing, an understanding of lean principles is preferred

    Additional Information:

    • This position will close Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
    • Relocation is not available for this position
    • Travel is 10% or less.

    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



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    Sep 25, 2019


    United States