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Purchasing & Procurement

Supply Network Specialist II

Location Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, Mexico
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000127587

Career Area:

Purchasing & Procurement

Job Description:

At Caterpillar, the right materials matter.

It takes hundreds of thousands of different types of goods to build the products that build a better world: the raw materials that go into our equipment, the software we use to design it, the tooling we use to build it, even the office supplies we use to run our business. Acquiring those products—in the right place, at the right time, for the right cost and using the latest e-sourcing techniques—is the responsibility of our procurement team. This role could be a fit for you, if you're:

  • Motivated to achieve challenging goals
  • Accountable for delivering results
  • Skilled at negotiating with suppliers
  • Ready to apply and develop your business savvy

Perform advanced analytical tasks, often of a confidential nature in support of the global supply network Manages suppliers by developing improvement plans and support buyers & professionals related to Response Time, Lean Targets Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, Management (QCLDM) to enable optimal and efficient operations.


•Process Variability: Medium
•Geographic Scope: Local
•Process Difficulty: Simple and Standard
•Customer/Stakeholder Interactions: Simple
•Enterprise Financial Impact/Risk: Low to Med
•Spend Supported /Processed $50M


This role is responsible and accountable for the analysis and maintenance of assigned process that produce output excellence, builds expertise for the assign process area, and contributing to continuous improvement efforts. Includes the analysis and maintenance of procurement and logistics data including but not limited to: purchase orders, quotations, invoices, source catalogs, material rejection reports, tooling records, supplier data/measurement, inventory mgmt. engineered value chains. This role has responsibility for implementation of local or regional sourcing strategy, under the direction of their Manager and experienced Buyers & professionals.

People: - Works effectively with colleagues, customers, and suppliers at all levels.

Leadership: No direct reports. Will demonstrate advanced project management skills required to collect, compile, assimilate, communicate, and maintain information as required. Incumbent will assess and recommend solutions related to QCLDM. Maintain the highest ethical and professional standards within this diverse global organization.

Strategy: Perform analytical and administrative tasks in support of Global Supply Network strategic initiatives

Customers: This role may support Buyers, Supplier Development Engineers, Supply Network Professionals, Product Supply NPI Leader, Supply Network Operations Supervisors and/or Managers working with category, facility, product and logistics teams and . Customer(s) will be fully informed of progress on assignments to ensure all requirements are met. Participate in and provide analysis related to CPPD/NPI projects to Product and Procurement teams.

Travel: Limited travel may be required to support category, product, facilities, supply excellence or logistics management.


  • University degree
  • Intermediate to advanced skill in use of computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Visio, PowerPoint, purchasing systems, and e-mail systems is preferred.
  • Requires effective communications skills – both oral and written
  • Must exhibit strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative work style
  • Preferred that the incumbent is familiar with basic procurement and quality principles, procedures, and techniques
  • Required to be able to prioritize work in a dynamic environment
  • Advanced English

All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

Final details      

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Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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