Caterpillar, Inc. Material Planning Analyst in Jiangsu, China

Material Planning Analyst

Description

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:

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  • Assisting Buyer in purchasing duties including price negotiation, rejections, quality requirements, cost improvements and quotation evaluation.

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  • Processing purchase requisitions from Caterpillar facilities operating groups and, when necessary, selecting supplier or alternate which best serves requirements.

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  • Contacting supplier and negotiating acceptable price, delivery date, terms of payment, method of shipment, etc.

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  • Initiating request for quotations as required to establish best cost, quality and delivery.

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  • 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.

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  • Processing and negotiating resolutions to rejections, supplier debits and credits and investigating price discrepancies.

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  • Analyzing all related documents and contacts involved with Caterpillar and supplier personnel to resolve problems.

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  • Working with plant personnel to evaluate, select and when appropriate, outsource various maintenance, storage, rework, etc.

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  • Serving as the purchasing representative when Buyer is not available.

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  • Making decisions relative to supplier choice, quality and quantity performance and cost negotiations.

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  • Contributing to initiation and implementation of cost reduction projects to meet purchasing objectives.

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  • 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.

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  • Traveling to suppliers as necessary to discuss quality problems, delivery performance and policy decisions.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

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  • Prior experience on salaried level purchasing jobs, often having been a Purchasing Analyst, to become familiar with purchasing policies, practices and philosophies.

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  • 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:

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  • A degree in business or logistics

Job Logistics

Primary Location China-Jiangsu-Wujiang

Unposting Date: May 1, 2018, 10:59:00 AM

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Req ID: 180003R2