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Materials Availability Analyst

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Location: Champaign, IL, United States
Date Posted: Aug 12, 2020

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Job Description


At Caterpillar, we're working to help our customers build a better world. We wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today without the exceptionally talented, bright and driven people who get the job done. This is your chance to help us make progress possible around the world – for our customers, for growing communities and for every member of our team. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as a Supply Analyst in Champaign, IL.

Product Support and Logistics Division

We’re committed to our customers, who build a better world with our products, services and solutions. We understand and show the value of why they should always choose us. We’re exploring new ideas and opportunities – innovating to discover the breakthroughs necessary for tomorrow’s growth.

And we are one team – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.

As a Supply Analyst, you will maximize external supplier performance through understanding our supply network to drive execution of planned and scheduled orders whilst also remaining focused on inventory management to prevent excess material within the network.

Job Duties and Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Replenishment Exception Management

  • Inbound Shipment Tracking & Supplier Ship Performance

  • Supplier Collaborations

  • Shortage Analysis

  • Past Due Management

  • Inbound Premium Freight Management & Expedite Fees

  • Urgent Alternative Supplier Orders

  • Invoice Resolution

  • Manage the timely shipment of inbound material

  • Collaborate & negotiate with suppliers to deliver material requirements

  • Monitor, track & analyze supplier performance metrics


Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a customer facing role

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • Knowledge and/or experience in material control, purchasing, parts distribution, inventory control, manufacturing engineering, operations and transportation or logistics desired

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Proficiency GPS

  • 2-year college degree or higher

  • CPS or 6 Sigma certifications

  • Interpersonal, Collaborative & Relationship Building Skills

  • Organizational, Time Management & Prioritization

  • Demonstrates Strong Accountability in Situations

  • Negotiation Ability

  • Analytical Problem Solver

  • Solid and Sound Understanding of Manufacturing Processes

Additional Information:

This is a CAT Flex, full-time temporary, position

This position does not offer relocation

This position requires 5% or less travel.

This posting will close on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.



Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website


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

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.  Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.

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Aug 12, 2020


United States