Purchasing & Procurement
Procurement specialists are team members who may bring with them multiple capabilities and/or subject matter expertise in a specific area. They are the individual contributors on teams working on deliverables/duties that may include project management process improvement, process development, and process execution.
JOB RELATED STATISTICS:
JOB DUTIES: Geographical Responsibility: Local
Primary Internal Interface: Managers/Supervisors Within Division
Primary External Interface: Supplier Analysts/Supervisors
Level of Expertise: Building competence
Functional Interdependencies: Single function/Single Division
Process Difficulty: Simple
Functional Focus: Operate
Responsible to provide support as assigned to execute processes and/or deliver project assignments.
Work assignments may be specialized in nature but may also be broad based with coordination between other staff personnel to complete a larger project.
Collects and analyzes data, works with team members to resolve errors, explains changes and recommends actions to resolve problems. Provides analysis and recommendations needed to increase accuracy and execution velocity to be successful in implementing projects on time, with in cost, and meeting targets.
Creates reports for team to efficiently communicate accurate project and/or operational performance level information.
Participates in team meetings and is prepared to provide information to ensure meetings are timely, efficient, and follow agenda. Works with leader to ensure outcomes are consistent with goals.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
Must have strong oral and written communication skills, good analytical and organizational skills.
Must be a self-starter, team player and have the ability to multitask effectively.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.
Bachelor’s degree in Business or with technical focus highly valued
1 to 2 years of previous work experience is highly desired in such fields as purchasing, supply chain, operations, engineering, product development, or marketing.
Demonstrated project management skills and experience with successful projects is desired.
Relocation is available for this position.
Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).
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