Local Category Buyer

Company: Aston carter
Location: Peterlee, UK
Industry: Purchasing and Procurement, Aston carter, Business Transformation and Change Management, Other
Rate: 15.0 - 27.0 GBP Hourly
Job Type: Contract
ID: JP-002559988
Posted: 10 Jan 2022

Job Description:


Major Role: - To serve as the primary contact between Caterpillar and the supply base for global/regional initiatives, including filling the functional seat for commercial discussions/negotiations with suppliers, being the recognized expert for his or her assigned portion of the global category, supports development and execution of global category strategies, and drives performance excellence in Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, and Management (QCLDM) through direct leverage with the supply base partnering with Supplier Development Professional (SDP) personnel and Product/Facility Procurement organizations. Buyer may also be a Supplier Lead for suppliers with multiple source buyers. This Supplier Lead role will help to manage the supplier relationship for that supplier’s location including but not limited to Supplier Relationship Mgmt., Supplier Performance Mgmt., Cost Mgmt., Risk Mgmt., and Category Network Mgmt. This role is responsible and accountable for the development, and/or communication and implementation of a regional and worldwide sourcing strategy. Responsible for the development, management and execution of the global category strategy managing policies, agreements, source catalogs, and special procurement programs; and accountable for the liaison with the corresponding source buyers.

Leadership - Provide leadership for strategic sourcing- qualified supply network, business continuity, supplier risk management – capacity & financial, logistics, contract management, supplier commercial negotiations, cost/spend management – TCA assurance, supplier on boarding/off boarding, lead/response time optimization and resource management decisions. Lead continuous improvement initiatives and new product introduction activities within Purchasing. Demonstrate leadership in recognizing the potential for cost and inventory reductions, and quality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment. Mentor and develop Supply Network Specialists (where assigned). Promote the highest level of professionalism and business ethics.

Strategy- Tools and Techniques of 6 Sigma will be required and may be attained by Black Belt, Green Belt, Project Sponsor, or other 6 Sigma related training programs. The incumbent will actively participate on 6 Sigma Strategic Sourcing teams to develop an understanding of the current performance of the supply network, evaluate strategic options, decide a course of action, and begin implementation. The incumbent will also develop knowledge of the product, Facility, NPI, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Category Strategies.

Supplier Development: - Collaborate with Supplier Development Engineers, to ensure continuous improvement in QCLDM with key suppliers. Build and foster mutually beneficial supplier relationships at all organizational level

Travel: The position may require frequent travel


•The position requires an undergraduate degree from a college or university – or equivalent

•Well-developed interpersonal skills are required in dealing with sensitive issues, developing others, and reaching consensus on specific actions

•Functional leadership. Capable of leading teams, suppliers and customers to effective solutions.

•Analytical, problem solving, and project leadership skill.

•Effective communicator, in written and oral form. Fluent in the English language and preferred other languages.

•Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles as applied by Caterpillar and our suppliers.


    • Procurement
    • Purchasing
    • indirect purchasing
    • Supply chain
    • Purchase order

Job Title: Local Category Buyer

Location: Peterlee, UK

Rate/Salary: 15.00 - 27.00 GBP Hourly

Job Type: Contract

Trading as Aston Carter. Allegis Group Limited, Maxis 2, Western Road, Bracknell, RG12 1RT, United Kingdom. No. 2876353. Allegis Group Limited operates as an Employment Business and Employment Agency as set out in the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Aston Carter is a company within the Allegis Group network of companies (collectively referred to as "Allegis Group"). Aerotek, Aston Carter, EASi, Talentis Solutions, TEKsystems, Stamford Consultants and The Stamford Group are Allegis Group brands. If you apply, your personal data will be processed as described in the Allegis Group Online Privacy Notice available at https://www.allegisgroup.com/en-gb/privacy-notices.

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Required Skills:

Procurement,Purchasing,indirect purchasing

About Aston Carter:

Aston Carter has grown to become a preeminent global provider of top talent to businesses requiring highly specialised professionals focusing on Accounting & Finance, Change & Transformation, Compliance, Management Consulting, Operations and Risk & Regulation. Aston Carter’s global reach extends to 16 countries across Europe, Asia and North America – each with a firm focus on the core values that made Aston Carter the company it is today: Commitment, Character & Trust, Relationships, and A Passion for Excellence.

Contact Information:

Sean Adams
TEL : +44 (0)20 7532 7934

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