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Purchasing & Procurement

Supply Network Specialist III

Location Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, Mexico
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000156099

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 ACM Mexico Supply Chain Manager. Manages suppliers by developing improvement plans and support buyers & professionals related to Response Time, Lean Targets Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, and Management (QCLDM) to enable optimal and efficient operations.

•Process Variability: Med to High
•Geographic Scope: Regional
•Process Difficulty: Moderately Complex
•Customer/Stakeholder Interactions: Moderately Complex
•Enterprise Financial Impact/Risk: Med
•Spend Supported /Processed $100M

JOB DUTIES: Major Role: This role is responsible and accountable for the analysis and maintenance of assigned processes 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 Purchasing Supply Network strategic initiatives.

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


  • University degree
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • 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

The Caterpillar Code of Conduct states that we will select and place employees based on their qualifications for the job to be performed, without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability. In this company we do not request pregnancy tests, nor HIV tests as requirements for employment entry, permanence or promotion.

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Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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