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Experienced Buyer

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Location: East Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Sep 25, 2019

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Job Description


As an Experienced Buyer, you will have the opportunity to provide purchasing solutions expertise, using Quality, Cost, Logistics, Delivery, and Management to deliver maximum value.

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

Category buyer is responsible for commercial discussions/negotiations with suppliers, supports category strategies and enterprise component strategies, drives performance excellence in Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development and Management (QCLDM).

This role is responsible for market intelligence,

Supplier on/off boarding, Supplier agreements, Pricing, Daily buyer workload, Tooling life-cycle management, Supplier Performance Management, part level CPPD,

Vertical alignment support and to provide support to Powertrain ICT.


Required Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in purchasing, logistics, manufacturing and/or engineering
  • Requires a Bachelors degree OR equivalent experience
  • Experienced in leading teams, suppliers and customers to effective solutions
  • Extremely strong negotiator, able to interpret, analyze and negotiate contractual cost elements









The position will require occasional travel (<25%)

Desired Qualifications:
  • Fluent in multiple languages
  • Experience is preferred in purchasing, logistics, manufacturing, and/or engineering
  • Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management
  • Well developed interpersonal skills in dealing with sensitive issues, developing others, and reaching consensus on specific actions Analytical, problem solving, and project leadership skills
  • Effective communicator, in written and oral form
  • Fluent in English





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