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Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Nov 1, 2020
What matters most to you? Is it being part of a strong team? Supporting your family? 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 organization currently has an opening for a Category Buyer in our
Mossville, Illinois facility or Seguin, Texas facility. As a
category buyer within the Machined Casting Team, you will provide purchasing
solutions expertise using Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, and Management
(QCLDM) to deliver maximum customer value.
Serve as the primary contact between Caterpillar and the supply base for global initiatives providing support to various business units including E&T as well as other verticals.
Provide leadership for strategic sourcing -qualified supply network, business continuity, supplier risk management – capacity & financial, logistics, contract management, supplier commercial negotiations, cost/spend management – TCA assurance, supplier on boarding/off boarding, lead/response time optimization and resource management decisions.
Accountable for the complete commercial relationship with the supplier including but not limited to Supplier Relationship Mgmt., Supplier Performance Mgmt., Cost Mgmt., Risk Mgmt., and Category Network Mgmt.
Responsible for all commercial discussions/negotiations with the supply base.
Responsible for development, management and execution of the global category strategy managing policies, agreements, source catalogs, and special procurement programs.
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.
Lead continuous improvement initiatives and purchasing new product introduction activities.
highest level of professionalism and business ethics.
Undergraduate degree from a college or university or minimum 3 years experience as a commercial buyer.
Experience working with procurement systems (Lognet or equivalent)
Experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Experience is preferred in purchasing, logistics, manufacturing, and/or engineering.
This individual normally possesses foundry and/or machining category experience.
Professional 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.
Well-developed interpersonal skills are required in dealing with sensitive issues, developing others, and reaching consensus on specific actions.
Ability to leading teams, suppliers and customers to effective solutions.
Analytical, problem solving, and project leadership skill.
Effective communicator, in written and oral form. Fluent in the English language.
Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles as applied by Caterpillar and our suppliers.
Strong Negotiator, able to interpret, analyze and negotiate contractual cost elements. Understanding of QCLDM.