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IT ERP (SAP) Procurement Solution Lead (Highly Flexible Location)

Location Tucson, Arizona, United States of America / East Peoria, Illinois, United States of America / Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America / Irving, Texas, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000171768

Career Area:

Information Technology

Job Description:


The Procurement Systems Solution Lead will provide strategic business process and technology planning and consulting within Resource Industries – IT, Order Fulfilment and Procurement Division. Products within this portfolio include enterprise direct Procurement applications including the Source to Pay portion of major ERP’s (SAP). This position will To apply advance business process and technology expertise to architect, design and implement comprehensive solutions that aligns business requirements, advance the enterprise strategic vision, and minimize on-going support.


 Sales                                       $40B        

Operating Expenses                $10B

 Investments / Capital Projects  $200M

 Purchases                              $30B                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


This position is a recognized expert and thought leader in the cross-functional integration of the most complex processes and Source to Pay/Procurement applications/systems utilized across the enterprise at Caterpillar and our suppliers. The incumbent frequently collaborates with internal and external process deployment groups including contracted vendors and consulting firms. The incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Provide leadership with our process partner organizations to have an in-depth understanding of operations within Caterpillar and benchmarked to related corporate and/or industry standards.

  • Lead business case analysis efforts and multi-generational product planning across the Source to Pay process area. 

  • Drives solution delivery and assures quality delivery across enterprise’s diversified departments.

  • Sets the strategic direction for Caterpillar’s direct material Procurement applications including the Source to Pay functional area for Caterpillar’s strategic ERP’s (SAP).

  • Design comprehensive people, process and technology solutions that enables major process and technology transformation.

  • Present complex technology solutions to Procurement and IT senior leadership in graphical, concise, and business-friendly terms.

  • Based on recognized expertise, provides project leadership to process partners, Caterpillar’s leadership, vendors, customers, and project teams on the most complex aspect of process development, system integration, and development methods. 

  • Develops process and application delivery methodologies the enable quality solutions by understanding processes and applications, creating test plans, and performing end-to-end validation of the solution.

  • Leads process partners and program leadership to develop implementation plans that minimize the operational and cost impact of system and process changes.

  • Establishes and then monitors general policies and guidelines under his/her control to ensure compliance and desired results are achieved.

  • Employee is also responsible for performing other job duties as assigned by Caterpillar management from time to time.

  • Moderate travel required (~10%)


Basic Requirements:

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree preferably in computer science, information systems, engineering, or related field.

  • 15 plus years of relevant job-related IT experience

  • 7 plus years of experience in business process definition and development

  • 5 plus years in architecture or solution leadership for ERP platforms (preferably SAP) with demonstrated technical proficiency

  • Experience with leading major multi-year and platform transformation projects, preferably ERP implementations  

  • Experience in delivering enterprise solutions

  • Experience setting vision and roadmaps

  • Experience designing, developing, deploying, and maintaining software at scale

  • Experience developing cooperative work relationships with others inside and outside the department

Top Candidate Will Also Have:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Good knowledge of Caterpillar policies, standards, procedures, data, and a broad understanding of Caterpillar’s organization

  • Experience in multiple business processes or organizations and experience in multiple IT disciplines

  • Deep direct materials procurement/source to pay process, data, analytics, and operations expertise

  • Experience with supply chain processes and data

  • Strong accountability, planning/organization, teamwork, and customer focus

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to deal with sensitive, emotional, or potentially controversial situations

  • Ability to work under pressure and within time constraints


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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