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Caterpillar, Inc. Supply Chain Planning Engineer in Lafayette, Indiana

Career Area:

Supply Chain and Logistics

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

Supply Chain Planning Engineer

Lafayette, Indiana

Relocation Assistance Available

The Supply Chain Planning Engineer will be part of the Supply Chain Planning team supporting the Supply Chain Planning Strategy around sourcing/resourcing/special projects impacting Lafayette Engine Center and leading Supply Chain projects to develop Supply Chain solutions to support critical business initiatives.

What you will do:

  • Support all areas of the Lafayette Supply Chain Planning team as needed.

  • Perform Supply Chain Planning Analysis utilizing Plan For Every Part Workbook and other tools to ensure Supply Chain parameters aligned with facility targets.

  • Represent Supply Chain in sourcing council and New Source Introduction gateway meetings.

  • Represent Supply Chain on New Capital Introduction projects and in NCI gateway meetings.

  • Lead internal Supply Chain teams to develop & implement Supply Chain solutions to meet project requirements.

  • Develop project reports and provide regular communication to Management/Stakeholders on project status.

  • Analyze and summarize large datasets using excel, power point and database tools to support Supply Chain Planning team project goals.

  • Incumbent is required to work effectively with diverse, multi-functional teams in order to apply the Supply Chain Planning process.

  • Investigating and incorporating industry benchmarks, metrics and best practices to develop optimal supply chains for suppliers and/or product sets.

  • Problem Solving: Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply knowledge of problem solving appropriately to diverse situations.

  • Project Management: Knowledge of effective project management strategies and tactics; ability to plan, organize, monitor, and control projects, ensuring efficient utilization of technical and administrative resources to achieve project objectives.

Skill Descriptors

Business Process Improvement: Extensive Knowledge of business process improvement best practices and ability to use methods for identifying, evaluating, introducing and implementing more efficient approaches to performing business related activities.

Analytical Thinking: Extensive Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis; ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve these problems.

Decision Making and Critical Thinking: Extensive Knowledge of the decision-making process and associated tools and techniques; ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment.

Problem Solving: Extensive Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply knowledge of problem solving appropriately to diverse situations.

Project Management: Extensive Knowledge of effective project management strategies and tactics; ability to plan, organize, monitor, and control projects, ensuring efficient utilization of technical and administrative resources to achieve project objectives.

Logistics Management: Extensive Knowledge of logistics and management; ability to follow proper processes and run operations for effective and efficient movement of materials and finished products.

Procurement: Extensive Knowledge of buying and procurement; ability to work with organizational strategies and practices, and use tools for buying goods, supplies, equipment and services needed to conduct business.

Supply Chain Management - MFG: Extensive Knowledge of functions, principles and techniques used in supply chain management; ability to develop and use, strategies, practices and tools for controlling the logistical processes.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree related to Supply Chain, or equivalent experience.

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Progressively responsible supply chain job experience

  • Advanced knowledge and ability to effectively use Microsoft Office tools such as Excel & Power Point.

  • Effective communicator, excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate across all management levels.

  • Strong understanding and previous experience using common supply chain systems (e.g. MAMM MRP, Lognet, MRC, EDI, MESL, FRACS and Pull Manager), and the ability to coordinate facility efforts.

  • Must possess excellent leadership skills to effectively lead supply chain improvements making the best use of available resources, while maintaining strong people focus.

  • Must possess extremely strong collaborative, interpersonal and negotiation skills in order to drive common supply chain processes across multiple departments within a business division.

  • Must have advanced analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to creatively solve very complex problems.

  • Thorough understanding of company policies and procedures and solid product knowledge

  • Prior experience leading critical projects to support business initiatives.

  • Advanced knowledge of SQL and the ability to analyze large datasets for pertinent information.

  • Experience and knowledge about CPS supply chain principles, Supply Chain Planning analytical tools, and inventory management.

  • 6-Sigma training and experience.

  • Previous experience as a Supply Chain Planning Analyst or Engineer is a plus.

  • Ability to thrive in an uncertain environment and work independently with a sense of urgency.

Additional Information:

  • Travel requirements may be up to 10%

  • This position is located in Lafayette, IN

  • Domestic relocation is Available

Relocation is available for this position.

Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. 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 www.caterpillar.com/careers.

Posting Dates:

July 9, 2024 - July 22, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

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

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