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Buyer

Location: Fort Worth, TX, United States
Date Posted: Apr 2, 2021
Closing Date: Apr 8, 2021

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Job Description:

WE BUILD WHAT MATTERS

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!

SPM Oil & Gas currently has an opening for a Buyer.  This position can be located in Fort Worth, Texas or Houston, Texas.   As a Buyer at SPM Oil & Gas, you would plan, schedule and monitor supply of purchased material and/or components to ensure manufacturing schedules can be met in a timely and efficient manner.  

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

*  Plans, schedules and monitors supply of purchased material and/or components to ensure manufacturing schedules can be met in a timely and efficient manner

*  Reviews MRP messages to determine purchase order required on a daily basis and makes delivery and quantity adjustments as needed

*  Evaluates schedule changes for impact on customer/manufacturing schedule and inventory

*  Expedites orders as necessary.  Identifies actual and potential delivery issues and takes proactive steps to inform appropriate personnel and resolve

*  Manages and finds resolution to non-conforming product delivered by suppliers

*  Coordinates Engineering Changes to reduce/mitigate obsolescence

*  Supports purchasing of New Product Introductions

*  Maintains accuracy of ERP data (leadtime, pricing, minimums, etc.)

*  Ensures adherence to all product and process documentation

*  Identifies process bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement

*  Develops relationships with key suppliers

*  Works with suppliers to resolve shortages, discrepancies, quality concerns and performance issues

*  Negotiates pricing at the direction of sourcing

*  Verifies nomenclature and specifications of purchase requests

*  Analyzes cost components of purchased product to determine the factors that impact the price of the product

*  Requires critical thinking and strong attention to detail.  Ability to multi-task and prioritize

Basic Qualifications:

*  Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years buyer/purchasing experience, or Associates degree  with 5+ year buyer/purchasing related experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Top Candidates will also have:

*  APICS certification desired

*  Ability to negotiate price and delivery with suppliers using internal knowledge and external market factors

*  Complete understanding of Material Requirements Planning

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.  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.

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

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Job Info

Apr 2, 2021

R0000021449

United States


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