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Caterpillar, Inc. Category Buyer in Slaskie, Poland

Category Buyer


Major Job Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for development and/or communication and implementation of a regional, or worldwide sourcing strategy;


  • Responsible for development, management and execution of the global category strategy, managing policies, agreements, source catalogues, and special procurement programs;


  • Accountable for 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;


  • 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.


Desired Qualifications:


  • Experience in purchasing, logistics, manufacturing and/or engineering;


  • Undergraduate degree from university/college or equivalent experience;


  • Tools and techniques of 6 Sigma, attained by Black Belt, Green Belt, Project Sponsor or other 6 Sigma related training programmes;


  • Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management;


  • Strong knowledge of the product, NPI, Facility, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Category Strategies.

Job Purchasing & Procurement

Primary Location Poland-Slaskie-Sosnowiec

Unposting Date: Dec 10, 2019, 2:59:00 PM

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

Req ID: 190006J2