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Purchasing & Procurement – 2@2X


Category Buyer

Posizione Grimbergen, Belgium
data di pubblicazione
Candidati entro
tipo di contratto Full time
Tipo di lavoro Regular
ID richiesta R0000258023

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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.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Purchase Order Management – Provide expertise in the launching & management of purchase orders for a facility. Ensuring compliance to Caterpillar standard terms and conditions and collaborating with budget holders to optimize transactional efficiency.
  • Reporting directly to the Regional Category Procurement Manager and will be accountable for implementing the specific strategies at the Facility level to create a competitive advantage for our customers.  
  • Supplier Development - Identify performance gaps within the supplier base specific to the Business Unit and develop improvement plans for the identified gaps.
  • Sourcing – Leading the selection process and evaluation for a variety of strategic indirect services and materials. Utilise Caterpillars powerful assessment tools and expert category support. Access to the latest in e-sourcing and collaboration technologies.  A focus on establishing long term and mutually beneficial relationships.  
  • Customers - The role will encompass managing Facilities expectations for Indirect Purchasing, delivering the year on year benefits required to sustain a competitive advantage.

Skills and Experience:

Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

  • Relevant experience of working within a purchasing function, specifically a ‘Buying’ focused role,
  • Confidence in creating reports, databases and presentations within MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
  • Strong data analytical skills
  • Expert communicator: proficient in building collaborative and trusted partnerships to work across an internal matrix organization and external Supplier network.

Candidates may have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

  • Previous experience working within an Indirect Purchase function
  • Professional certification in Purchasing
  • Demonstrated experience of working in a purchasing function within a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Quality, Lean manufacturing, an understanding of lean principles 

NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

This Job Description is intended as a general guide to the job duties for this position and is intended for the purpose of establishing the specific salary grade.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive summary of all responsibilities, duties and effort required of employees assigned to this job.  At the discretion of management, this description may be changed at any time to address the evolving needs of the organization. 

Posting Dates:

May 21, 2024 - June 28, 2024

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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