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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Supply Chain Manager II

Location Chillicothe, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000148637

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the 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.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.


Cover Strategic work regarding Assurance of Supply Metrics and interaction with main Stakeholders: Suppliers, Customers and ACM Operation Managers. This role focuses on AoS and digital analytics streamlining business processes within the ACM facilities. Manage and lead all facility supply chain activities including strategic process transformation, supply chain planning, material requirements management, inventory management, demand and orders management, supply chain performance and logistics. Ensures linkage between process planning and execution.

Job Duties

Direct Reports include Supply Chain Process Manager, Supply Chain Planning Manager, Material Requirements and Inventory Manager, Demand and Orders Manager, Supply Chain Performance Manager and Supply Chain Manager. The incumbent provides dotted line leadership for non-supply chain Logistics Manager, when applicable.

This position provides leadership and direction to supply chain teams responsible for the management of all facility supply functions in alignment with the Order-to-Delivery SAI and the Velocity CSF. The incumbent ensures that the supply chain divisions manage supply chain processes aligned with the CPS Supply Chain Process Manual and adherence to the CPS Supply Chain Rules.

Supply chain span of control includes supply chain processes, planning, material requirements, inventory management, demand and orders management, supply chain performance and logistics. Incumbent leads efforts for a Product Distribution Center.

As a member of the Business Unit Leadership Team, incumbent provides input to business unit goals and strategy development. Incumbent is accountable for development of the supply chain organizational design, key enterprise inventory metrics, point of use material availability, prime product availability and reduction of cash-to-cash cycle time.

Incumbent ensures facility production schedules provide proper product availability to dealers/customers while balancing manufacturing constraint issues. This position leads facility Sales and Operations Planning, ensuring robust process conformance. Works with product managers to ensure supply chain strategies are developed and aligned with worldwide sourcing strategies and provides inputs to supplier sourcing and resource management. Incumbent is accountable for supply chain performance improvements, including supplier certification and the supplier S&OP process. Works closely with relevant functional areas and assigns resources to supply chain performance improvement projects.

Incumbent manages department resources, providing focus, motivation, and encouragement to direct reports. This position is responsible for coaching, developing and mentoring department resources. Incumbent is responsible for all personnel issues and performance evaluation of direct reports, including development, capability building and succession planning. Leads efforts to improve communications and align logistics and manufacturing activities.

Internal customers include department employees, operations and business resource managers in the division and other partner units. External contacts include various customers and vendors throughout Caterpillar’s worldwide business units and markets.

Basic Qualifications

  • College or university degree related to Supply Chain, or equivalent experience, is required
  • Minimum of ten years of supply chain or related experience.
  • Experience in inventory management and control, purchasing, parts distribution and/or supply chain/logistics is highly desired.
  • Experience in information technology, supply chain logistics, global purchasing, operations and / or quality is desired.

Top Candidates will also have

  • Completion of Caterpillar’s required Leadership training
  • Knowledge and experience with 6 Sigma
  • APICS CPIM or CSCP National Certification highly desired
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Develop and deploy creative / original solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to establish and monitor policies and guidelines
  • Thorough understanding of company policies and procedures
  • Solid product knowledge
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL.

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.

This position may require 25% or more travel.

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary because we value your performance.  We offer a total rewards package that provides benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

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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 at .

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