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Purchasing & Procurement

Supply Chain Manager / Solutions Owner

Location Mesa, Arizona, United States of America / Tucson, Arizona, United States of America / Chicago, Illinois, United States of America / Peoria, Illinois, United States of America / Irving, Texas, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000181124

Career Area:

Purchasing & Procurement

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.

Job Description

As Supply Chain Solutions Owner,  you will support enterprise growth through representing and/or deploying a set of Caterpillar’s world-class eBusiness solutions with our enterprise, industry, and/or Dealer partners. Build a strong understanding of the marketing and business objectives of multiple business units, industry groups, Dealers, and/or Suppliers and facilitate how, when and where capabilities can be best utilized to drive value.

Job Duties:

Apply industry knowledge while consulting with Caterpillar dealers and other various industry partners on process leadership including, documenting and management of business processes, communicating standards, and training/ deployment of process / digital solutions to users within Caterpillar and external partners.

Works with appropriate business units, industry groups, and/or Dealer contacts to manage and govern a portfolio of diverse projects, develop and continuously improve / transformational change of enterprise tools, processes, and strategies.

Interacts extensively with a diverse team including digital team members, data owners and analytics team members to understand the appropriate capabilities, integration points, and deployment status as well as provide business requirements back into the department. 

Drives proper collaboration, coordination, training, communication, and alignment among related areas, projects, and strategies within the team and with internal and/or Dealer partners. 

Drives and builds awareness of department strategy and processes/digital solutions through communication with a diverse group of users including executive management.
Drives efforts related to future-focused assessment of global and industry impact related to digital programs and deployments and helps provide direction.
Assists appropriate industry groups and/or Dealers identify issues and problems requiring careful analysis and coordinates efforts to provide solutions. 
Interacts and gains experience with digital capabilities to develop strong digital acumen to communicate with partners and stakeholders.
Tracks and monitors progress, typically via metrics reporting. 

Basic Qualifications:

Four-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

8+ years of experience in the supply chain, digital transformation, or project management.

Top Candidates will also have:

Previous 6 Sigma Greenbelt/Black Belt experience.

Expertise in the industries that Caterpillar serves.
Experience leading transformational initiatives with proven results within large organizations, in adopting digital and business process transformation / continuous process improvements.
Experience in supply chain planning and management with knowledge of current digital capabilities and a basic understanding of the integration points.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to interact across all levels of the organization from team members to executive management are required. 
This position requires strong skills in working with people from different backgrounds and cultures, internally and externally, and the ability to influence and resolve differences and issues. 
The work environment requires this position to adapt quickly to high velocity and change. 
Project and program management, including communication and change management planning, is also required.

Additional Information:

The primary location for this position is Peoria, IL, Dallas, TX, Chicago, IL, or Tucson, AZ.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

This position may require up to 30 - 40 % travel.

Sponsorship is not available.

Closing date: 3/26/2023.

Compensation and Benefits

Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage.

Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.).

401K Savings Plan.

Health Savings Account (HSA).

Flexible spending accounts (FSAs).

Short and long-term disability coverage.

Life Insurance.

Paid parental leave.

Healthy Lifestyle Programs.

Employee Assistance Programs.

Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Identity Theft Protection).

Final details

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

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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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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