As a Material Planning Analyst at Caterpillar, you will have an opportunity to assist in the effective, timely and economical acquisition of direct and / or indirect materials for Caterpillar facilities.
Job Duties / Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to :
Assisting Buyer in purchasing duties including price negotiation, rejections, quality requirements, cost improvements and quotation evaluation.
Processing purchase requisitions from Caterpillar facilities operating groups and, when necessary, selecting supplier or alternate which best serves requirements.
Contacting supplier and negotiating acceptable price, delivery date, terms of payment, method of shipment, etc.
Initiating request for quotations as required to establish best cost, quality and delivery.
Applying knowledge of similar parts, material or tooling, etc., analyzing details of each quote for conformance to requirements and selecting supplier.
Results of analysis are used for purchases, make / buy studies, new product cost evaluations, new process evaluations, etc.
Processing and negotiating resolutions to rejections, supplier debits and credits and investigating price discrepancies.
Analyzing all related documents and contacts involved with Caterpillar and supplier personnel to resolve problems.
Working with plant personnel to evaluate, select and when appropriate, outsource various maintenance, storage, rework, etc.
Serving as the purchasing representative when Buyer is not available.
Making decisions relative to supplier choice, quality and quantity performance and cost negotiations.
Contributing to initiation and implementation of cost reduction projects to meet purchasing objectives.
Reviewing engineering change and release notices, working to establish best Just In Time delivery and economical lot sizes, contacting suppliers for information on hazardous materials and expediting material as necessary.
Traveling to suppliers as necessary to discuss quality problems, delivery performance and policy decisions.
Required Qualifications :
Prior experience on salaried level purchasing jobs, often having been a Purchasing Analyst, to become familiar with purchasing policies, practices and philosophies.
Technical knowledge of assigned commodities, a thorough knowledge of purchasing policies and the ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing, with other Caterpillar personnel and suppliers.
Desired Qualifications :
A degree in business or logistics
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.EEO / AA Employer. All qualified individuals including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.