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Buyer

Company: Caterpillar
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Career Area: Administrative Support Job Description: What matters most to you? Is it being part of a strong team? Supporting your family? Solving global problems? You can do these and more at Caterpillar; where your work enables progress around the globe, and you contribute to meaningful work. Together, we can build what matters! SPM Oil & Gas currently has an opening for a Buyer. This position can be located in Fort Worth, Texas. As a Buyer at SPM Oil & Gas, you would plan, schedule and monitor supply of purchased material and/or components to ensure manufacturing schedules can be met in a timely and efficient manner. Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: * Plans, schedules and monitors supply of purchased material and/or components to ensure manufacturing schedules can be met in a timely and efficient manner * Reviews MRP messages to determine purchase order required on a daily basis and makes delivery and quantity adjustments as needed * Evaluates schedule changes for impact on customer/manufacturing schedule and inventory * Expedites orders as necessary. Identifies actual and potential delivery issues and takes proactive steps to inform appropriate personnel and resolve * Manages and finds resolution to non-conforming product delivered by suppliers * Coordinates Engineering Changes to reduce/mitigate obsolescence * Supports purchasing of New Product Introductions * Maintains accuracy of ERP data (leadtime, pricing, minimums, etc.) * Ensures adherence to all product and process documentation * Identifies process bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement * Develops relationships with key suppliers * Works with suppliers to resolve shortages, discrepancies, quality concerns and performance issues * Negotiates pricing at the direction of sourcing * Verifies nomenclature and specifications of purchase requests * Analyzes cost components of purchased product to determine the factors that impact the price of the product * Requires critical thinking and strong attention to detail. Ability to multi-task and prioritize Basic Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree with 3+ years buyer/purchasing experience, or Associates degree with 5+ year buyer/purchasing related experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience Top Candidates will also have: * APICS certification desired * Ability to negotiate price and delivery with suppliers using internal knowledge and external market factors * Complete understanding of Material Requirements Planning Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant. This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at www.caterpillar.com/careers. #LI EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply. Not ready to apply? Submit your information to our Talent Network here.

Keywords: Caterpillar, Fort Worth , Buyer, Other , Fort Worth, Texas

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