Caterpillar, Inc. Site Buyer in Jiangsu, China

Site Buyer



Manage supply network procurement related activities for a facility to deliver procurement excellence and integration between Global Supply Network Division (GSND) and the team supporting Facility / Divisional Leaders. Deliver a lean, responsive and resilient material and services flow for the facility from source to dock and additional required points. 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.


Business Partner Impact: Facility Wide

Category Difficulty:Local

Process Difficulty: Simple

Number of shipments/receipts coming to facility: 15k

Duns Suppliers Managed: 50

Number of Active part numbers: 2000


Major Role: - Accountable for operating and monitoring the Global Supply Network procurement functions, as designed, to meet the defined response time, cost, quality and lean targets enabling optimal and efficient facility operations, collaborating with business partners and suppliers, and resolving facility specific supplier issues.Act as liaison with corresponding Category & Product Purchasing and Logistics professionals.

Reporting directly to the Supply Network Supervisor and/or Supply Network Facility Manager and will be accountable for implementing the network as designed related tospecific strategies from both Category & Product Supply at the Facility levelto create a competitive advantage for our customers.

Strategy - Through a strong knowledge of the product, NPI, Category and Logistics Strategies the incumbent will support and participate in projects/initiatives to fully satisfying facilities expectations. Assist in the management of local subcontractors with input from the Category buyer related to the overall strategy.Collaborate with supply chain in helping to understand & monitor inventory levels in order to help relate it back to the overall network in terms of short dating, past dues and supplier shipping & delivery performance.

Purchase Order Management – Provide expertise in the launching & management of purchase orders for a facility to in the terms of parts related to pilots, production, and supplier tooling ensuring terms are correct.



Previous purchasing experience required

Up to 3 years of job related experience

Bachelor’s degree – or equivalent experience required

Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management preferred, e.g.; Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified in Integration Resource Management (CIRM), or comparable international certification is preferred.

Affiliation with Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), or comparable professional purchasing organization, preferred.

Proficiency in English is required; Local site language preferred

Previous 6 Sigma Greenbelt/Black Belt experience preferred

Knowledge of Quality, Lean manufacturing, an understanding of lean principles is preferred

Incumbent must have well-developed communication skills

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

Job Purchasing & Procurement

Primary Location China-Jiangsu-Wuxi

Unposting Date: Dec 27, 2018, 9:59:00 AM

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

Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.

Req ID: 18000BAO