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Global Director of Human Resources

Location Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000191244

Career Area:

Human Resources

Job Description:

About Caterpillar

With 2022 sales and revenues of $59.4 billion, Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.

For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed.

Caterpillar does business on every continent, principally operating through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and providing financing and related services through our Financial Products segment.

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The Global Director of Human Resources will provide the overall strategic direction of the Human Resource functions for Caterpillar's Resources Industries Sales, Services and Technology Division. He/She will serves as the key resource for the respective Senior Vice President on all matters related to Human Resources. Ensures effective and efficient execution of enterprise HR policies, practices and processes by providing leadership within assigned divisions to effectively achieve correct balance between enterprise point of view and local and global HR strategy.


Specific functions vary, however, responsibilities generally include but are not limited to: culture and employee morale, employment, training and development of the workforce, environmental, health and safety, public affairs, security, relocation, negotiations and administration of labor contracts, preservation of a union free environment at focused facilities, administration of benefits programs, communications, development and administration of EEO and Affirmative Action programs.

Develop, lead, provide advice and support to the SVP on matters of HR strategic direction, including workforce planning, diversity, development; organizational effectiveness and communications strategy for the enterprise’s global business.

Lead the strategy to support the company and divisions’ mission to attract, retain and motivate highly qualified professionals that will contribute to the growth and financial well being of the enterprise. This includes leading the division’s efforts to build a high-performance culture that fosters high levels of employee engagement. Works with the division’s succession planning group(s) to coordinate personnel planning for jobs worldwide. Accountable for development and execution of divisions’ workforce plan.

Manage skill and performance development activities within their divisions through knowledge management and continual learning. Develops the organization’s strategies and charts its progress toward achieving employee engagement, culture and work force diversity. Manage the flexible work force from a strategic cost/value standpoint (part-time, agency, contract workers, etc.).

Align with applicable enterprise and/or regional policies, practices and processes, assure equitable, consistent administration of personnel policy and practices, salary administration, legal and contractual procedures. Division effort must fit within guidelines of policy and procedures established by various human resources departments within Corporate Human Resources and other applicable Human Services Division policy and process owners. Provide input into development and modification of corporate policies and procedures.

Act independently or with division staff support or on-site shared service support to resolve problems and develop solutions to major challenges such as a work stoppage, reduction labor force, reorganization, changes in pay and pay related practices, etc. Ensure that HR processes are executed by the appropriate local divisional HR or shared services groups with the Human Services Division.

Manage selection, education, training and development activities to assure the proper number of qualified employees are available to the BU on an ongoing basis. Implement programs, resolve conflict and provide guidance to the management team on a divisional level.

This position manages a complete functional area through subordinate HR managers and/or HR staff. The incumbent provides direction, focus, motivation and encouragement for subordinates. The position is responsible for all personnel issues and performance evaluations of subordinates.

Travel time required varies according to divisions supported and will be roughly 25%.


Typically requires a 4-year college or university degree or equivalent experience and broad company knowledge. In addition, nine to twelve years of progressively responsible job-related experience are typically required. Experience in one or more of the following Human resources areas is desired: Training, Labor Relations, Employment and Employee Development, Employee Benefits, Communications, Environmental Health & Safety, Compensation, and Medical. Experience outside of Human Resources, i.e., Manufacturing, is also beneficial. Excellent interpersonal skills are required to deal with sensitive issues, develop others, or persuade others inside and outside the department to take specific action.

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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