Negotiations Team Member
Negotiations Team Member
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The Product Support & Logistics Division currently has an opening for a Negotiations Team Member located in the Peoria, IL area. The position of Negotiations Team Member will be the key person for delivering on cost reduction through supplier negotiations. This person will identify the list of supplier fact packs to complete for the year working in conjunction with various Category Managers.
This person will also get commitments from various category managers on the percent cost reduction their category will deliver for the year and hold governance reviews as needed to track progress toward goals.
Prioritize lists of supplier fact packs to complete for the year
Gain firm agreement on the supplier fact pack list
Determine if fact packs are primarily for negotiation or for resource
Cascade requirements to fact pack creator
Ensure fact packs completed as per agreed plan
Hold preliminary reviews to work toward fact pack approval
Ensure fact pack LAA opportunity is captured
Support C&DS during negotiations with any required / necessary data
Run governance meetings for all major categories
Compile metrics and tracking for governance reviews
Clear communication of goals to category managers
Understand pipeline of projects and ability to fill gaps with innovative methods
Understanding of core vs. non-core vs. exit suppliers
Determine when a fact pack is complete and ready for full review
Implement process improvements as necessary
Ability to handle day to day roadblocks of job while practicing the Caterpillar values
Escalate matters to manager and others as necessary
Relay relevant ideas coming out of category reviews to engineering teams
Aligned to divisional common goals - job is critical in communicating and executing towards goal
Ability to evaluate multiple options and choose / recommend one primary to the team
Collaborate with RPM teams outside of division
3 years of experience in procurement or negotiations
Supplier negotiation experience and knowledge
Previous project management experience
Top Candidates Will Also Have:
Strong negotiation skills and/or previous negotiations training
Strong organization skills
Strong collaboration skills
Solid networking ability, which is vital to our vision and success
Strong interpersonal skills that will enable leadership of others
Drive change management
Strong ability to align culture and business objectives
Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at ~~~/careers
Purchasing & Procurement
Apr 22, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals â€“ including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities â€“ are encouraged to apply.
Relocation assistance is available for this position.
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For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2015 sales and revenues of $47.011 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.