Company Name: Caterpillar
Job Title: Material Availability Coordinator
Experience: 3-5 years
Job Number: 160004OZ
Responsible to work with the supply base to improve Supplier Shipping Performance, reducing Past Dues and achieve/exceed parts availability targets. Responsible to manage suppliers from a supplier development and collaboration perspective, specifically focused suppliers on Asia Pacific/EAME region
Performing all necessary expediting functions to fill customer back orders and minimize service loss.
Proactively communicating with suppliers (Purchased Finished or Cat Manufacturing Plants) as required, and also with dealers regarding the follow up of backorders, via phone, EDI, email etc.
Making informed decisions on the appropriate action to take for specific schedules, including creating, maintaining, and deleting schedules after collaborating with the supplier. Balancing the needs of the customer with supplier constraints and concerns.
Support Supplier Development activities and Supply Chain Optimization initiatives.
Ensuring all workload items are addressed in a timely manner.
Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years’ experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, Inventory Management/procurement.
Excellent analytical/problem solving abilities and understanding of inbound activities and systems.
Must possess excellent communication skills and expertise in handling MS office tools.
Strong customer focus, very good planning, organizing, interpersonal and coordination skills.
Experience in managing supplier communications / issues will be an added advantage.
Broad working knowledge of the Caterpillar Parts distribution network, prior logistics/procurement experience especially in material availability and Cat Systems
Understanding of Caterpillar Production System and Inventory Management concepts.
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 2014 sales and revenues of $55.184 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.
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