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Category Buyer

Location Sosnowiec, Silesian, Poland
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Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000260272

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other.  We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

Be a part of something bigger! 

Caterpillar is looking for a Category Buyer for its Sosnowiec facility. If you want to improve your career at an international company, would love to be responsible for multiple procurement categories (Cab parts, Aftermarket, Non-metallic components, Special global projects) and support the team with high-level contract management – apply now! 

What Will You Do:  

  • Develop, manage, and execute the category strategy managing policies, agreements, source catalogs, and special procurement programs. 

  • Recognize the potential for cost decreases, inventory reductions, quality improvement, and responsibility for the soundness of business proposals and risk assessment. 

  • Act as the liaison between the organization and the supplier to communicate information explicitly, while considering production demands and suppliers' conditions.  

  • Document the suppliers' performance on time sensitiveness and production; maintaining a strong relationship with suppliers. 

  • Be responsible for contract management for all categories in your team 

What You Will Have:  

  • Degree of higher education or equivalent experience in procurement 

  • Ability to negotiate successfully across the organization and with external vendors and clients in a constructive and collaborative manner 

  • Ability to transform numerical data into business insight 

  • Great communication skills both in English and Polish 

  • Working knowledge of policies, standards, and processes of how to manage and administer contracts 

  • Self-driven attitude to work individually and take ownership of existing processes 

  • Proactive thinking 

What We Offer:

  • Employment, based on contract of employment 

  • Experience-based salary and Annual bonus based on individual and company performance 

  • The co-financing of sports card, medical care and lunching package 

  • Additional life insurance  

  • Opportunity to travel to suppliers within Europe 

What’s in it for you?  

  • We are open to your ideas and respect your unique experience as we always put our people first  

  • Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability – living by our values in action we aim to serve our communities and build a better world together. Our Worldwide Code of Conduct , first published in 1974, defines what we stand for and believe in, documenting the uncompromisingly high ethical standards our company has upheld since its founding. 

  • You can be part of an international organization that is aware that our teams are critical to the success of our customers. Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career.  

  • We know that life can be unpredictable sometimes, so we offer flexibility and hybrid working environments for our teammates. Caterpillar is proud to be named one of America’s Best Employers for Women 2023 and Best Employers for Diversity in 2024 by Forbes.

  • Being a part of Caterpillar’s employee resource groups (ERGs) that have engaged and connected communities inside and outside of the company across the globe. These groups provide opportunities for personal and professional development, and they help drive innovation. (For example, Women’s Initiative Network, Caterpillar Lambda Network, Experienced Professionals of Caterpillar, Young Professionals of Caterpillar and Military Support Network.) 

  • Learning is a life-long process therefore we offer continuous development opportunities with access to numerous pieces of training, including technical skills, and soft skills. 

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. 

Posting Dates:

June 11, 2024 - July 9, 2024

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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