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Caterpillar, Inc. Supply Chain Manager in Mapleton, Illinois

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Your Impact Shapes the World at Caterpillar (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvCYWtWARlk&list=PLwAXbfivFg0jmiNqqgFLeQJpRB_i-UVln&index=25)

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'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.

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Job Summary:

Our Large Power Systems Division has an excellent leadership opportunity as the Supply Chain Manager supporting the Mapleton castings business.

In the role, you will provide the overall leadership and direction to the supply chain functional areas (Demand & Orders, Material Requirements, Supply Chain Planning, Logistics and Supply Chain Performance), ensure our processes & technology keep us on the cutting edge of the professional practice, and set the strategic vision for a best-in-class supply chain department.

Check out our video on the Mapleton Foundry:

Pouring On the Quality | Making a Caterpillar Engine Block at the Mapleton, IL Foundry (https://youtu.be/0kKlppm_nfc)

Scope of Work:

Total Operating Expenses: $10M to $15M

Annual Sales: $5M to 40M

Annual Supplier Spend: $100M to $250M

Responsible for Supply Chain operations at 1-2 facilities

# Direct Reports: 60 What you will do:

  • Manage and lead all facility supply chain activities including strategic process transformation, supply chain planning, material requirements management, inventory management, product releasing, demand and orders management, supply chain performance and logistics. Ensures linkage between process planning and execution. Serves as the key liaison between the factory and the direct & indirect purchasing teams to ensure assurance of supply is maintained.

  • 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.

  • 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. You will lead the efforts for a Product Distribution Center.

  • As a member of the Business Unit Leadership Team, provides input to business unit goals and strategy development. You will be 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.

  • Ensures facility production schedules provide proper product availability to customers while balancing manufacturing constraint issues. You will lead 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.

  • 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.

  • Accountable for Lean deployment at the Mapleton foundry, including the assessment and gap closure processes.

  • Manages department resources, providing focus, motivation, and encouragement to direct reports. You are responsible for coaching, developing and mentoring department personnel. You are responsible for all personnel issues and the performance evaluation of direct reports, including development, capability building and succession planning.

  • Leads efforts to improve communications and align logistics and manufacturing activities.

What you must have:

  • College or University degree in a Supply Chain or related curriculum AND 10+ years of supply chain or related experience (i.e in inventory management and control, purchasing, parts distribution and/or supply chain/logistics)

Top candidates will also have:

  • Experience in information technology, supply chain logistics, global purchasing, operations and / or quality

  • APICS CPIM or CSCP National Certification

  • Ability to solve complex issues or problems through careful analysis and diagnosis

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Proven track record in supply chain strategic planning and vision setting

What you will get:

  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion . Our common values and focus on inclusion and respect drive the decisions made by our company, teams, and people. Here, you can apply your unique life and job experiences, and work in a team environment where your ideas are heard, your contributions are celebrated, and your whole-self matters.

  • 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)

Additional Information:

  • The location for this position is Mapleton, IL

  • This position may require up to 10% travel

  • Domestic relocation is available for this position

  • VISA Sponsorship is NOT available

  • This posting will close 06/11/2023

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 www.caterpillar.com/careers .

Relocation is available for this position.

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

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.