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Caterpillar, Inc. Advanced Purchasing Strategy Manager in Cary, North Carolina

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Job Description:

We are building the future.

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

Caterpillar’s Electrification & Advanced Power Solutions (E&APS) Division will focus on delivering advanced electrified power train, zero-emissions products/technologies, and the solutions and services associated with these technologies. Focus areas include batteries, fuel cells, motors, inverters, micro grid controllers, charging, energy storage systems, lifecycle solutions/services and integration of components for ePowertrain solutions across industries.

We are looking for top talent to build and scale the next generation of technologies, products, and services to help our customers build a better— more sustainable —world. We need self-motivated, intelligent, and team-oriented individuals to make our plans a reality. Individuals with high emotional intelligence, humility and openness to discovery will thrive in the teams we are building.

Join us!

Job Summary:

Join our Electrification & Advanced Power Solutions division to develop enterprise component advanced purchasing strategy in the areas of electrification, power and new energies. You will collaborate with procurement, supply chain, manufacturing, & engineering to drive make v buy component strategy, cost reduction, risk mitigation, value chain analysis, safety, and establishing quality requirements for E&APSD.

Job Duties and Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Build a strategic advanced purchasing roadmap for motors, inverters, chargers, power electronics and energy storage solutions and associated sub-components

  • Collaborate with the purchasing team to identify and negotiate agreements with new and existing suppliers

  • Analyze entire value chain and rationalize multi-source strategy for components

  • Collaborate with purchasing and engineering to rationalize existing supplier base through stratification, market analysis, supplier development, and supplier consolidation

  • Collaborate with engineering team early on in the development process to identify supply base strategy

  • Build the E&APSD source matrix in collaboration with purchasing

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

  • 10+ years of purchasing/procurement experience/project purchasing

  • Direct experience with electrification/electronics/new energies/battery components

Additional Information:

  • This position will close on 06/11/2023 at 11:59PM.

  • Travel requirements minimum of 25%.

  • Domestic relocation assistance is available.

  • Visa Sponsorship is not available.

  • This position is located in Mossville, IL, Michigan, Dallas, TX, Cary, NC OR Clayton, NC but alternative work locations near a Caterpillar facility may be considered.

  • This position is a hybrid role (3 days on-site/2 days off-site), providing flexibility and freedom to work from a location away from the office, while also enabling the opportunity to collaborate in person as needed.

Employee Benefit Details:

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final Details:

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 .


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

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.