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14 days ago
Salary: £17,500
Location: Stafford
Job type: Permanent
Category: General Engineering Jobs
12 Month Industrial Placement - Supply Chain - Stafford

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12 Month Industrial Placement - Supply Chain

Location: Stafford

Salary: £17,500 Share Scheme, Pension, Flexible working and 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays).

Closing date: November 2020

Who are Caterpillar?

Caterpillar is 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?

Stafford is part of Caterpillar’s Large Power Systems Division. Within our state-of-the-art facilities we are able to design engines tailored to meet the precise requirements of our customers, for use anywhere in the world from the Arctic Circle to the Deserts of Chile, providing power solutions exactly when and where required. Our engines are reliable in a crisis keeping hospitals online, sporting fixtures playing or powering the grid when power stations fail.

Supply Chain is at the heart of
every business, and here is no exception. Think about the daily sourcing of
materials from across the world, then think about how these parts are transformed
& then shipped out to customers within demanding lead-times. This is only a
glimpse of what it means to work in Supply Chain, but it is essential as we
drive high performance to ensure we operate a robust & cost-effective
global supply chain that maximises long term customer value.

Working within the Supply Chain function means
delivering a quality product to a satisfied customer - on time, every time, repeatedly.
The department is therefore a highly important link between our teams involved
in product development, production, and most importantly our customers.

experiences can we offer you?

This role
utilises the Caterpillar Production System (Lean Manufacturing) Principles to
deliver People, Quality, Velocity and Cost (PQVC) improvements. The main focus of this department is to
operate on a tactical / strategic basis to ensure our supply chain drives
towards excellence in efficiency, reliability and flexibility. Through a World
Class Supply Chain, Caterpillar is able to support our partners, customers and
shareholders to yield greater returns and therefore contribute towards our
corporate and divisional strategy.

You will be responsible for performing work to
achieve corporate supply chain performance targets, focused on inventory
reduction & inventory turns, inventory analytics, New Product Introduction
(NPI) management and Defects per unit (DPU) performance.

Main activities and job duties include:

Supporting Supply
Chain Planning Quality control tower

Supporting daily
/ weekly cross functional team reviews

Providing Quality
data analysis and root cause remediation plans

Supporting Design
and Implementation of quality control gates

Managing, maintaining, creating, & updating
all NPI progress reports and databases

Freight and packaging
register administration

reconciliation and grief management

Support cost
saving activities

Administer Supply
Chain Planning Control Tower and budget management

Supports tactical, hands-on work to achieve Caterpillar
Production System (CPS) supply chain process compliance

Supports tactical, hands-on work with other
Supply Chain functions, 3rd party providers and facility divisions to drive
supply chain improvements

We also operate a conditional offers process. This means that post university, our highest performing placement students can be fast tracked to our IMechE approved Graduate Development scheme, without having to apply through the normal channels or attend assessment centres.

Who are we looking for?

As the type
of roles within our business are becoming more diverse, we are looking for
people who are open minded, excellent problem solvers and who have an ability
to learn quickly.

Applicants should be on track to achieve a minimum of 2:2 and studying for a degree; ideally in one of the following disciplines but your approach to problem solving and good communication skills, whatever your degree, is critical:

Business, Engineering, Science / Maths / Materials, Supply Chain related from Procurement to Logistics.

will provide you the training and support you need to be successful at

How to Apply:

Please complete an online application by going to catukgraduates.com.

Please only apply for one discipline. You will be given the option of applying for a second discipline during the application process. If you apply for multiple disciplines you will not be considered for all applications.

Unposting Date- Nov 30, 2020, 12:59:00 AM

Primary Location- United Kingdom-Staffordshire-Stafford

Job- Supply Chain / Logistics

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