Buyer/Purchaser 3 in BAYVIEW GARDE, IL at Volt

Date Posted: 9/23/2021

Job Snapshot

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    16 weeks
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    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt has an opportunity for you to become part of a prestigious team of professionals! We are seeking a Buyer/Purchaser 3.  This is a contingent position forecasted for 4 Months in East Peoria, IL.


This group leads the IT Procurement function globally for CAT and provides support to all IT functions within CAT

Typical Day:

There is no typical day in a buyers role in CAT IT Procurement. It includes negotiating with suppliers, gathering internal requirements from BU stakeholders, providing updates to stakeholders, attending regular meetings including staff meetings or stand up meetings with BU, reviewing contracts with internal teams or legal and other ad hoc requests from internal stakeholders

Education Requirements:

Bachelor degree from a college or university in Business, IT or related field

Technical Skills:

  • 5-7 years of experience in procurement of IT products and services
  • Previous category team and/or product team experience
  • Knowledge of IT commodity categories, including software, hardware, SaaS/cloud, telecom and professional services
  • Basic understanding of business and IT strategy/planning and overall understanding of IT solutions, capabilities and project lifecycle

Soft Skills:

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills are needed in dealing with sensitive issues, developing others, and reaching consensus on specific actions
  • Self-starter, able to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated consulting and problem solving skills
  • Functional leadership with ability to direct teams, suppliers and customers to solutions
  • Analytical, problem solving, and project leadership expertise
  • Effective communicator, in written and oral form
  • Finely honed negotiation skills, able to interpret, analyze and negotiate contractual cost element
  • Maintain knowledge of current IT trends, vendor capabilities and changes within the technology landscape for traditional and emerging solutions
  • Manage and optimizing supplier performance including contract compliance, continuous improvement, innovations, and reduction in total cost of ownership
  • Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact a Volt representative by applying to this posting online for immediate consideration. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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