Global Procurement Programmes 2021
We are the world's leading manufacturer of Construction and Mining Equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Operating from 50 countries around the globe, the Caterpillar brand has developed into a symbol of strength, respect, and integrity. The organisation has a clear vision to be the global leader in providing customer value in the markets in which it operates. Our core values (Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability) are key to our success.
What do we do?
Energy and Transportation (E&T) Procurement provides Caterpillar with a sustainable competitive advantage by helping us to select, manage, develop and collaborate with a worldwide supply base. With over $5 Billion of annual material purchases across 40+ global facilities, placing this spend with the very best external suppliers is vital to the performance of the business. Delivering the lowest total cost for the materials, parts and services that our business needs is a vital element of Caterpillar’s strategy.
What experiences can we offer you?
During this two-year rotational training programme, you will be given the opportunity to experience different aspects of procurement, designed to provide you with an excellent foundation in the function.
Rotations may include:
- Facility supply – supporting supply chain and quality departments to improve supplier performance.
- Product supply – supporting New Product Introduction programmes.
- Category Purchasing – supplier relationship and performance management of engine component suppliers covering multiple Caterpillar facilities.
- Supplier Quality – Improving supplier quality performance with robust APQP/PPAP and supplier intervention.
- Strategic Cost Management – developing a deep understanding of the tools available to lead data driven negotiations that result in optimised material costs.
In each rotation, you will face a wide variety of challenges and have responsibility for either NPI (new product introduction) programs or managing supplier accounts, you will work closely with the extended global purchasing teams, engage and visit global suppliers and directly contribute to Caterpillar’s success.
What happens after the graduate scheme?
After successful completion of the rotational programme, you will be promoted into a Category or Product buyer position where you will be directly managing your own portfolio of spend and suppliers. We will provide you with the training and support you need to be successful at Caterpillar.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for people that can demonstrate a highly participative working style and who can thrive working in a team of committed professionals. Great analytical skills, presentation skills and an ability to communicate at all levels are advantageous. Successful applicant will also hold a full UK driving license.
Degree disciplines accepted:
Business, Procurement or Engineering related degrees. Other relevant degrees may be considered.