Caterpillar - Mossville, IL

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As a Buyer, you will provide purchasing solutions expertise, using Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, Management to deliver maxiumum value.
Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Responsible and accountable for development, and/or communication and implementation of a local or regional sourcing strategy
  • Managing policies, agreements, source catalogs, and special purchasing programs; and supporting specific Product line(s) NPI programs
  • Provide leadership for sourcing, logistics and resource management decisions
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives and new product introduction activities within Purchasing
  • Liaison with corresponding Category/Platform based Buyers

Required Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree from a college or university or minimum of 2 years purchasing experience
  • Functional leadership
  • Ability to lead teams, suppliers and customers to effective solutions
  • Analytical, problem solving, and project leadership skills
  • Fluent in English language
  • Effective communicator in written and oral form
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications:
  • 4-5 years purchasing experience
  • Fluent in multiple languages
  • Experience is preferred in purchasing, logistics, manufacturing, and/or engineering
  • Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management

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

Caterpillar is proud of the role we play in building the world's infrastructure. The work we do drives progress for millions of people around the globe.

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

Unposting Date
- Aug 29, 2014, 11:59:00 PM

Primary Location - United States-Illinois-Mossville

Job - Purchasing & Procurement

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