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Marketing / Sales / Product Support

Social Media Strategist

Location Chicago, Illinois, United States of America / Peoria, Illinois, United States of America / Cary, North Carolina, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000133888

Career Area:

Marketing / Sales / Product Support

Job Description:

Caterpillar’s Global Construction and Infrastructure (GCI) division is looking for a Marketing Consultant with a focus in Social Media Strategy. This role will be responsible for the creation and execution of a comprehensive and collaborative social media strategy. In addition, this individual will be responsible for the exploration, strategy development and execution of promoting GCI products and technologies through public relations tactics and channels. Top candidates will be creative, talented, and innovative! 


The Social Media Consultant is primarily responsible for developing and directing the overall planning, management, coordination, and execution of social strategy and content for the Construction Industry. Your focus will be on promoting GCI prime product and technologies and building brand relevance by planning and strategizing social media campaigns that increase engagement and inspire action. A deep understanding of each social channel and why/how different target audiences use them, as well as knowing how to translate the brand’s positioning is critical. A new component to this role will be the exploration of promotion of GCI products through new PR opportunities and partnerships. 


  • Define content strategy, goals, and objectives across all channels / executive and optimize.

  • Manage content schedule and use data to understand relevant topics.

  • Oversee the creative development and production of social media content. Be accountable for the final development and production of creative assets and ensure they align with social media objectives.

  • Lead the creation of conceptual ideas and develop new social content that increases engagement and initiate action.

  • Provide input into marketing strategies from a social perspective, staying on top of trends and communicating trends to appropriate teams. Apply insights to social strategy and ensure strategies are supported through social media. 

  • Partner and collaborate with cross-functional teams including other Caterpillar business units, marketing, communications and subject matter experts on strategy, ideation, and creation of new content for real-time engagement opportunities.

  • Oversee audience research and reporting. Understand the audiences to ensure the brand is showing up authentically across channels. Formulate reports and presentations that tell a clear story to internal stakeholders and senior leaders.

  • Collaborate with team to improve operational processes, tools, and resources that will lead to high-quality design and creative output across social channels.

  • Create strategy and define goals and objectives for influencer programs, while managing influencer content creation and program execution.

  • Work with partners to explore and establish a new PR strategy outside of Trade Press that will increase Caterpillar’s presence and invoke interest and attention to products and solutions. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • A degree from an accredited college or university and 5-8 years of responsible full-time experience in marketing, public relations, or advertising

  • Strong knowledge of and experience with social media

  • Deep familiarity using social media management tools

  • Ability to work well in a collaborative environment with multiple business partners to achieve business goals

  • Experience with digital storytelling, editing and production

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Industry Knowledge

  • Strong writing/copy editing skills

  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and be nimble

  • Knowledge and experience with websites, podcasts, and other new media

  • Experience with Spredfast and Slack platforms

This role is ideally located in Chicago or Peoria, IL, however remote options with proximity to these locations may be considered. The Raleigh, NC area is an alternative location for consideration.

How We Support You (Employee Benefits)

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of a yearly bonus. Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

At Caterpillar, we believe each person is unique and valued, and are committed to ensuring that our workplace is diverse and representative of the many customers we serve around the globe. Different perspectives help us achieve our best work and come together to form a high-performing Caterpillar team that makes positive changes in the communities where we live and work.

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website

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Relocation is available for this position.

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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