Career Area : Logistics
Build your career at the company that sets the standard.
Caterpillar’s supply chain processes are so complex and successful that we’re regularly benchmarked by other companies and taught as a case study in many classrooms.
Working here, you’ll take responsibility for ensuring we have the material we need, when and where we need it, to meet customer demand.
That may involve interacting with suppliers or using the latest digital, analytics and forecasting tools to determine exactly how many units are needed in specific timeframes, locations and configurations.
As you build your skills, you’ll have the chance to move into different supply chain roles or jobs in procurement or other parts of the company.
You might also get the opportunity to join our three-year professional development rotation. With tracks in leadership, supply chain management, manufacturing engineering, procurement and environmental health and safety, it lets you explore different aspects of our business and gain new technical and leadership abilities.
JOB PURPOSE :
This position collaborates with suppliers to ensure execution to planned orders and schedules and resolves issues with suppliers to ensure material availability for facility production.
The incumbent works with the facility production schedulers and operations personnel to support facility production and point of use material availability.
Ensures alignment of facility inventory accuracy and inventory systems planning parameters with the plan for every part to maintain planning integrity.
JOB RELATED STATISTICS :
of suppliers per Analyst : Less than 100
Facility Supplier Spend per Analyst : less than $500M
of supplier schedules / releases per Analyst per day : Less than 750
of schedules / releases are worked orders / parts : Less than 25%
Incumbent ensures the timely delivery of materials to the facility, collaborating with suppliers to coordinate deliveries, shipping schedules and work schedules to meet facility production plans.
Using supplier collaboration technologies, collaborates with suppliers and operations to plan delivery of material for production.
Actively collaborates with suppliers to perform root cause corrective actions to resolve quality and supplier performance issues.
This work may require planning for alternate manufacturing methods.
This position analyzes established parts schedules and production requirements, converting requirements into appropriate piece parts, requisitioning the materials, regulating inventory levels and issuing work orders.
Analyzes engineering releases for changes and / or new releases and coordinates effective release dates to provide an efficient depletion of related existing stock items.
Incumbent manages and performs supplier scheduling and implementation of engineering changes for the efficient manufacture of products and components.
This position supports supply chain performance efforts by monitoring and tracking supplier performance metrics.
Incumbent performs work to improve point of use material availability, applying root cause analysis and corrective actions.
Provides Material Planning expertise to facility functions in support of improving demand variability, forecast credibility and usability for production planning.
Minimal Travel Required
BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE :
All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.