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Purchasing & Procurement

Category Buyer III

Location Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, India
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000172658

Career Area:

Purchasing & Procurement

Job Description:

Category Buyer III – Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu - India

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.


  • To serve as the primary contact between Caterpillar and the supply base for global/regional initiatives including filling the functional seat for commercial discussions/negotiations with suppliers.Being the recognized expert for assigned portion of the global category, supports development and execution of global category strategies, and drives performance excellence in Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, and Management (QCLDM).
  • Responsible for development, management and execution of the global category strategy, managing policies, agreements, source catalogs, and special procurement programs
  • Accountable for the liaison with the corresponding source buyers.
  • Provide leadership for strategic sourcing – qualified supply network, business continuity, supplier risk management – capacity & financial, contract management, supplier commercial negotiations, cost/spend management – TCA assurance, supplier on boarding/off boarding, lead/response time optimization and resource management decisions.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives and purchasing new product introduction activities within Purchasing.
  • The incumbent must also have strong knowledge of the product, NPI, Facility, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Category Strategies.
  • Collaborate with Supplier Development Engineers, to ensure continuous improvement in QCLDM with key suppliers.
  • Build and foster mutually beneficial supplier relationships at all organizational levels.
  • The position may require frequent travel.

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience is preferred in purchasing & Supply network.
  • The position requires an Engineering Degree from a reputed college/university with minimum of 12 years of progressively responsible job-related experience.
  • Professional certification in Purchasing is preferred.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills are required in dealing with sensitive issues, developing others, and reaching consensus on specific actions.
  • Analytical, problem solving, and project leadership skill.
  • Effective communicator, in written and oral form.
  • Extremely Strong Negotiator, able to interpret, analyze and negotiate contractual cost elements.

Additional Information

  • Job Location – Thiruvallur – Tamil Nadu – India
  • Travel – Requires extensive travel

The Power of Everyone

At Caterpillar, we believe each person is unique and valued, and are committed to ensuring that our workplace is diverse and representative of the many customers we serve around the globe. Different perspectives help us achieve our best work and come together to form a high-performing Caterpillar team that makes positive changes in the communities where we live and work.

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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 wages because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits along with the potential of a variable bonus.

Final details

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