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The Energy & Transportation Purchasing Division currently has openings for a Category Buyer for Electrification located in Mossville, IL, specializing in advanced energy storage i.e. lithium-based batteries, Solar (Photovoltaic), Fuel Cells, Associated Control and Supporting Systems. As a Buyer with Caterpillar, you will provide purchasing solutions expertise, using Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, Management to deliver maximum value.
As a member of a project team for new product introduction projects you are, together with the other team members, responsible for the delivery of the project on time and in full. You are involved in the project from concept to feasibility to serial production start. Together with the project team you develop budget targets, calculate, update and report costs, status and timing. For the project you are the main contact person in the purchasing department and are responsible for source selection and qualification, sourcing costs and timely supplier implementation.
Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Serve as the primary contact between Caterpillar and the supply base for global initiatives providing support to various business units
Accountable for the complete commercial relationship with the supply based including cost competitiveness and supplier shipping and quality performance
Responsible for all commercial discussions/negotiations with the supply base
Responsible and accountable for ongoing development, communication and implementation of a global sourcing strategy
Responsible for developing, managing, and executing contractual agreements ensuring business proposal completeness and proper risk assessment.
Demonstrate leadership in developing and executing all aspects of OPACC optimization including cost and inventory reductions, quality improvement, and design related opportunities.
Identify and promote new technology opportunities for continuous improvement and cost reductions
Promote the highest level of professionalism and business
- Bachelor's Degree
- 5+ years experience
required in a procurement or supply chain job role
- 3+ years’ experience in category team, product team, and project leadership
Top Candidates Will Also Have:
- Ability to read and interpret
drawings for manufacturing, component data and specifications.
- Experience in purchasing and
sourcing data analytics, evaluations and decisions as well as practical
experience in project leadership and program management.
- Understanding and exposure of Lean
- Well-developed interpersonal
skills are required in dealing with sensitive issues, developing others,
and reaching consensus on specific actions
- Demonstrated functional leadership
including at least 3 years managing suppliers and/or creating strategic
- Professional certification in
Purchasing and/or Inventory Management a plus
- Strong cost management skills
- Demonstrated success with contract
- Experience with should cost
modeling techniques & E-auctions
- Experience leading organizations
or influencing key stakeholders without direct authority. Capability to
develop networks involving cross functional/cross division groups and to
- Strong analytical skills in
gathering, analyzing, and tracking key market information and trends
- Understanding of the common
category needs of multiple business units and ability to leverage
company’s strengths to obtain best values for the businesses.
- Educate stakeholders on industry
technology of best in class product and category solutions.
- Ability to recognize electronic
market factors driving price, to evaluate and compare current price to
market to secure reduced prices
- Ability to read and understand
engineering drawings, CAD files, tooling specifications, and electronics
- This position will close Monday, December 9, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
- Relocation is available for this position
- Travel is 20% 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 www.caterpillar.com/careers.