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Purchasing & Procurement

Global Category Procurement Mgr I

Location Peoria, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000158051

Career Area:

Purchasing & Procurement

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.


Manage the Enterprise Consulting category to deliver year over year performance improvement and therefore create value through an improved global supplier network. Serve as the industry expert for a particular category. Deliver Global Leverage and supply network market knowledge to deliver more Enterprise Value.

Job duties include but are not limited to the following:

Reporting directly to the Global Procurement Manager this role is accountable for the development, communication and implementation of a worldwide sourcing strategy for the Global Consulting Category. Manage supplier performance, relationships, and agreements/contracts for their category; while collaborating with key Enterprise Stakeholders.  Responsible for the category liaison with the corresponding functional areas within the Enterprise. The position will require strong negotiation skills, comprehensive understanding of supplier capacity planning, catalogue management as well as business acumen.

Basic Requirements:

  • Global sourcing knowledge and experience required. Experience in additional disciplines preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree – or equivalent experience required

Top Candidate Will Also Have:

  • Master’s Degree - or equivalent experience preferred
  • Well-developed communication and negotiation skills
  • Complex strategic relationship management experience
  • Previous 6 Sigma Green Belt, Black Belt or Sponsor experience
  • Knowledge of Quality and Cost Modeling tools

Additional Details:

  • Location:  Peoria, IL
  • Domestic relocation is available for those who qualify
  • Less than 25% travel is expected

Employee benefit details:

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary, because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits [medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401(k)] along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details:

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

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


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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