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Caterpillar, Inc. Glb Category Procurement Mgr I in Peterlee, United Kingdom

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Job Description:

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Job Posting Title: Manager Category Procurement

Salary: £73,440-£91,789 per Annum

Contract: Permanent

Location: Peterlee, County Durham

Hours: Full Time - 36.50

Travel: 15%-25% local supplier travel

Relocation/Sponsorship: Not supported with this role

Closing Date: Monday 26th February

Job Reference: R0000241130

Hiring Manager: Rich Arundale

Your impact shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you’re joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, Problem solvers and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation, here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

Role Definition

Manages RISM Quality & Advanced Product Procurement team of Product Procurement Engineers and Supplier Development Engineers for component development for Articulated Trucks and regional RIOP components to deliver year over year Quality, Velocity & Cost performance improvements with suppliers and RIOP.


• Accountable for the part development and successful PPAP effectiveness through supplier collaboration & APQP aligned to the RISM worldwide sourcing strategies for Articulated Trucks.

• Identifying performance gaps within the supply base and developing improvement plans for the identified gaps to achieve Supplier Excellence Recognition (SER) Certification Requirements.

• Collaborating with RISM Categories and RIOP Engineering teams on risk mitigation and using predictive cost modelling tools to meet program financials.

•Serve RIOP as the trusted advisor for all procurement related requirements.

Degree Requirement

Degree or equivalent experience desired

Skill Descriptors

Planning: Tactical, Strategic: Knowledge of effective planning techniques and ability to contribute to operational (short term), tactical and strategic planning in support of the overall business plan.

Level Working Knowledge:

• Contributes to short-term operational plans.

• Anticipates and adapts to plan changes.

• Monitors progress of work against plan as required to meet objectives.

• Reports variances and makes agreed-upon corrections.

• Under guidance, develops tactical plan for own direct responsibility.


Effective Communications: Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviours.

Level Extensive Experience:

• Reviews others' writing or presentations and provides feedback and coaching.

• Adapts documents and presentations for the intended audience.

• Demonstrates empathy & assertiveness when communicating a need or defending a position.

• Communicates well downward, upward, and outward.

• Employs appropriate methods of persuasion when soliciting agreement.

• Maintains focus on the topic at hand.

Negotiating : Knowledge of successful negotiation concepts & techniques; ability to negotiate successfully across the organization & vendors / clients in a constructive & collaborative manner.

Level Extensive Experience:

• Ensures negotiators have awareness of complementary yet diverse interests.

• Successfully completes significant negotiations, both internal and external.

• Details the risks of negotiation breakdown from each party's perspective.

• Protects own position, while demonstrating willingness to achieve win-win.

• Detects and addresses lack of progress or a stalemate.

Audit and Compliance

Audit and Compliance Function: Knowledge of major responsibilities and tasks of Audit and Compliance (A&C) function; ability to manage subordinates in compliance to A&C standards in various business environments.

Level Extensive Experience:

• Facilitates compliance-related business process implementation or improvement initiatives.

• Implements specific organizational changes made in response to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

• Contributes to development of A&C strategies and plans.

• Contributes to the establishment of best practices for A&C.

Business Intelligence : Knowledge of business intelligence; ability to utilize business processes and technologies for gathering, storing, analyzing, and providing access to data that helps the organization make better business decisions.

Level Extensive Experience:

• Evaluates alternative BI products in terms of their potential value to organization.

• Develops processes for transforming aggregate data into useful business information.

• Analyzes BI gained from multiple and diverse environments.

• Evaluates key benefits, drawbacks and rationale for existing BI activities.

Category Management: Knowledge of category management within an organization's goods and services sector; ability to use this knowledge to analyze and improve the end-to-end procurement process and maximize business profitability.

Level Extensive Experience:

• Advises on streamlining the procurement strategy to realize the strategic benefits of category management with RISM and RIOP Managers.

• Identifies roadblocks in the implementation of category management and recommends innovative solutions for select RIOP product lines.

• Prepares reports to evaluate the impact of category management on the procurement process and present ROI data to management.

• Supervises the execution of all APQP to meet NPI, NSI and CPI objectives leveraging multiple tools and systems to achieve targets.

Supplier Management - MFG: Knowledge of processes and methods to effectively manage business relationships and transactions with suppliers of raw materials or product components; ability to apply related knowledge, experience and skills into real practice.

Level Extensive Experience:

• Facilitates supplier partnering arrangements that share risk and reward.

• Monitors supplier performance on part families and works with the category to resolve discrepancies between performance and agreements.

• Develops quality standards through APQP & controls for suppliers to achieve SER Certification and continuous quality improvement for zero defects.

Strategic Sourcing: Knowledge of strategic sourcing methods, technologies and processes; ability to analyze, improve and re-evaluate organizational procurement process continuously.

Level Extensive Experience:

• Participates in developing the part family source matrix with RISM categories and product lines engineered value chain managers for supply agility throughout the cycles.

• Works with complex strategic sourcing components including but not limited to negotiations, contracting, and continuous process improvement and implementation.

• Consults on strategic sourcing methods in relation to business relationships, inter-dependencies and integration.


25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, up to 20% annual bonus target, Share Scheme (50% Company Matched), Contributory Pension Scheme (Contribution double by Company up to 10%), Company car allowance, Free Car Parking.

NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and

experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

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Posting Dates:

February 12, 2024 - February 26, 2024

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