As a Procurement Manager at
Caterpillar, you will have the opportunity to translate strategy into tactical
activities such as chartering projects and defining deliverables. You will hold
the responsibility and accountability for the development, communication,
implementation and execution of strategies to support a defined accountability.
Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Execute a regional category strategy that is align
with the global category plan. Work with the regional supply base to identify
performance gaps based on specific metrics/targets established from the Product
and Facility supply organization based on collaboration with the Category to
develop improvement plans.
In addition, you will be the recognized experts for
your assigned Category or Categories in region, and the leader of the execution
of global Category strategies within region while driving performance
excellence in Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, and Management (QCLDM) in
region. All activities must be aligned to the global category strategies.
- People – This person will manage a high performing team of purchasing
professionals who will develop and ensure the supplier base is capable of
meeting the specific products’ Quality, Cost, Logistics, Delivery, Management
(QCLDM) requirements. Reporting directly to this position are several of
the following; Procurement Supervisors, Buyers, Supplier Development Engineers,
and/or Supply Network Analyst.
- Leadership – Develop, mentor, and train personnel capable of delivering
the regional supplier strategy for the assigned category that is aligned with
the overall global supplier strategy. Adhere to the approved Performance
Management Plan. Maintain the highest ethical and professional standards
within this diverse global organization and recognize employee excellence.
- Strategy – Through a strong knowledge of the product, NPI, and Category
Strategies you will sponsor, support and participate in both the category and
divisional initiatives. Use QCLDM to manage regional suppliers and
subcontractors in agreement with Global Category organization. Lead teams to
fully understand the requirements and performance of the supply base.
procurement experience required
degree – or equivalent experience required
minimum of six to eight of progressively responsible job-related
to acquire an understanding of governmental, environmental, political, and
geographic factors that influence a supply base.
in English is required;
6 Sigma Greenbelt/Black Belt experience preferred
must have well-developed communication and negotiation skills
- Product Supply Purchasing experience preferred
with lean manufacturing, an understanding of lean principles is preferred
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 is preferred.
with Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and American Production and
Inventory Control Society (APICS), or comparable professional purchasing