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Purchasing & Procurement

Senior Buyer

Localização Chillicothe, Illinois, United States of America
Data de Postagem
tipo de contrato Full time
Tipo de Contrato Regular
Requisition ID R0000135174

Career Area:

Purchasing & Procurement

Job Description:


What matters most to you? Is it being part of a strong team? Supporting your family? Solving global problems? You can do these and more at Caterpillar; where your work enables progress around the globe, and you contribute to meaningful work. Together, we can build what matters!

As a Senior Buyer , you will be responsible for serving as the primary contact between Caterpillar and our domestic & Global Foundry supply base & will help craft the Sourcing Strategies that enable Caterpillar’s growth & success in this decade.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct the development, and/or communication and implementation of a site, regional, or worldwide sourcing strategy.

  • Managing policies, agreements, source catalogs, and special purchasing programs, and supporting specific Product line(s) NPI programs. Accountable for the liaison with the corresponding Category/Platform based Buyers.

  • Provide leadership for sourcing, logistics and resource management decisions.

  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives and purchasing new product introduction activities within Purchasing.

  • Demonstrate leadership in recognizing the potential for cost and inventory reductions, and quality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment.

  • Mentor and develop other Buyers, SQEs, and Purchasing Analysts (Where assigned).

  • Promote the highest level of professionalism and business ethics.

  • Develop and lead 6 Sigma Strategic Sourcing teams to fully understand the current performance of the supply base, evaluate strategic options, decide a course of action, and begin implementation.

  • Identify and satisfy Critical Customer Requirements (CCR), managing Product expectations for Global Purchasing to deliver benefits required to sustain a competitive advantage.

  • 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain, Engineering, Manufacturing or related discipline preferred.

  • 6+ years of progressive job-related experience.

  • Category team or product team experience.

  • Functional leadership - Direct teams, suppliers and customers to effective solutions.

  • Analytical, problem solving, and project leadership expertise.

  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles as applied by Caterpillar and our suppliers.

  • Finely honed negotiation skills, able to interpret, analyze and negotiate contractual cost elements.

Top candidates will also have:

  • Experience is preferred in purchasing, logistics, manufacturing, and/or engineering.

  • Casting and/or foundry experience a plus.

  • Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management preferred

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills are required in dealing with sensitive issues, developing others, and reaching consensus on specific actions.

  • Effective communicator, in written and oral form.

  • Experience working in a global environment


  • This position may require frequent travel of up to 25%.

Additional Information:

  • Relocation assistance IS  available for this position.

  • This position is in Peoria, IL, however, offers a hybrid work environment

What You Will Get:

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, including but not limited to:

  • Competitive salary and annual bonus program

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage​

  • Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)​

  • Company-matched 401(k) plan

  • Stock option opportunity over time

  • Health savings account (HSA)​

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)​

  • Short and long-term disability coverage​

  • Life Insurance​

  • Paid parental leave​

  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs​

  • Employee Assistance Programs​

  • Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident,  Identity Theft Protection)

  • Strong community involvement

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to 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   #LI-Hybrid

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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