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Buyer - 22 in Campton at BCforward

Date Posted: 11/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Buyer - 22

BCforward is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Buyer - 22

Candidate Responsibilities

  • Responsible and accountable for development, communication and implementation of a global sourcing strategy
  • Manage policies, agreements, source strategies, and special purchasing programs
  • Supporting New Product Introduction programs
  • Provide leadership for sourcing, logistics and resource management decisions
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives and new product introduction activities within Purchasing
  • Collaborate with Product Buyers and Engineering teams across the organization

Typical Day

Identify and choose world class suppliers capable of performing at high levels to meet Caterpillar requirements. Develop and maintain positive supplier relationships. Act as the liaison between Caterpillar and suppliers. Identify cost savings opportunities. Review, document and approve requests for quotation and supplier price increase activities. Contribute to continuous improvement activities. Act as an advocate for the supplier. Stay abreast of technological advancements in the field and identify how Caterpillar can leverage them.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree and 1-2 years of experience. If no degree, 3-5 years of years of experience required. Experience can be in purchasing, supply chain, or engineering.

Technical Skills

Project management skills. Ability to work as part of a cross-functional team. Understanding of change management principles and Change Agent Skills. Desired: Plastic or Nonmetallic purchasing experience. Negotiation skills. Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint.

Soft Skills

Communicate effectively with customers/suppliers at all levels of management. Engages the interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working together. Has an entrepreneurial spirit. Takes ownership. Ability to work autonomously. Assertive, optimistic, resilient and welcomes change. Ethical and honest in all dealings.

Location: Aurora IL

Anticipated Duration: 12 Months Contract

Additional Info:

  • Must be able to pass a background and drug screen
  • We can only consider candidates who can work on our W2 and are able to be hired directly by our clients without sponsorship.

About BCforward

BCforward began as an IT business solutions and staffing firm. Founded in 1998, BCforward has grown with our customers' needs into a full-service personnel solutions organization. BCforward's headquarters are in Indianapolis, Indiana and also operates delivery centers in 17 locations in North America as well as Hyderabad, India and Puerto Rico. We are currently the largest consulting firm and largest MBE certified firm headquartered in Indiana. With 14+ years of uninterrupted growth, the addition of two brands (Stafforward and PMforward) and a team of more than 1400 resources our teams deliver services for multiple industries from both public and private sectors. BCforward's team of dedicated staffing professionals has placed thousands of talented people over the past decade, with retention rates that are consistently higher than the industry average.

Interested candidates please send resume in Word format Please reference job code 73853 when responding to this ad.