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Purchasing & Procurement

Global Category Procurement Manager

Location Chillicothe, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000099131

Career Area:

Purchasing & Procurement

Job Description:


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!

Caterpillar’s Energy & Transportation Purchasing department has an exciting opportunity for a Global Category Procurement Manager in Mossville, IL.    In this role, you will provide leadership to strategic categories to electric drive component and system procurement strategies. Deliver year over year Quality Cost Logistics Development Management (QCLDM) performance improvements. Create value through an improved global supply network. Serve as the industry expert for a particular category. Deliver Global Leverage and supply network market knowledge to product supply organizations for incorporation into future designs & supply design collaboration events.


  • This role is accountable for the development, communication and implementation of a worldwide sourcing strategy for an electric drivetrain components and systems.

  • Manage and develop supplier performance, relationships, and agreements/contracts for their category; while collaborating with engineering, facilities and product supply managers to create a competitive advantage for our customers and the enterprise by developing, optimizing, and integrating a world-class supply network.

  • Responsible for the category liaison with the functional areas within the Global Supply Network Division.

  • Manage a high performing team of supplier development engineers and procurement professionals who will identify, develop and manage a high performing global supply network

  • Through a strong knowledge of the category the incumbent will set and sustain the procurement strategy for electric drive solutions and components.

Travel:  Extensive travel will be required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of progressively responsible job-related experience in drivetrain components and systems

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university

  • Team Leadership experience

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Drivetrain development and new product introduction experience

  • Strategy development and execution

  • Commercial agreement and negotiations

  • Team development

  • Well-developed communication and negotiation skills

  • Complex strategic relationship management experience required

  • Lean manufacturing, an understanding of lean principles

  • Global sourcing knowledge and experience drivetrain component industry

  • Experience in engineering and manufacturing of drivetrain components and systems

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to 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


Relocation is available for this position.

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

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