Material Planning Analyst
Wujiang, Jiangsu, China

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.

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