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Caterpillar, Inc. Strategic Project Consultant - Structured Finance in Nashville, Tennessee

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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.

Our common values and focus on inclusion and respect drive the decisions made by our company, teams and people. This is why we are committed to hiring and building diverse teams representative of the customers we serve globally. When you join our team, you can apply your unique life and job experiences and work in an environment where your ideas are heard, your contributions are celebrated, and your whole-self matters.

About Cat Financial

Cat Financial is a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., 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 more than 40 years, Cat Financial has provided a wide range of financing solutions to customers and Cat® dealers for machines, engines, Solar® gas turbines, genuine Cat parts and services. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Cat Financial serves customers globally with offices and subsidiaries located throughout North and South America, Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa. Visit cat.com to learn more about Cat Financial.

Role Definition

  • Coordinate management of multiple, related high-priority and/or high-risk projects where the project's scope is aligned with key strategic initiatives. Lead project teams to deliver complex business, integration, implementation projects, and continuous improvement/lean efforts.


  • Apply program and project management principles to manage scope, timeline, resources, stakeholders, and risk throughout the lifecycle of strategic initiatives.

  • Lead high-priority projects to achieve measurable business process improvements.

  • Providing technical training and guidance for continuous improvement on the planning, development and implementation of process improvement.

  • Utilize facilitation and consultancy skills to assist leaders in identifying growth opportunities and planning strategically.

What Skills You Will Have:

Analytical Thinking: 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.

Level Extensive Experience:

• Seeks discrepancies and inconsistencies in available information; explains variances.

• Organizes and prioritizes the sequence of steps to be taken to remedy the situation.

• Identifies many possible causes for a problem based on prior experience and current research.

• Quantifies the costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success before recommending a course of action.

Influencing: Knowledge of effective influencing tactics and strategies; ability to impact decisions within and outside own organization.

Level Extensive Experience:

• Discusses organizational culture around providing input on decisions.

• Identifies who the decision makers are and how they receive information.

• Regularly presents ideas or suggestions to associates in persuasive terms.

Active Learning: Understanding the necessity for continuous personal growth and learning; ability to gauge one's strengths, limitations and interests accurately, and use this knowledge for purposes of performance effectiveness self-development.

Level Working Knowledge:

• Explains lessons learned from mistakes and failures as well as successes.

• Maintains network of contacts within own unit.

• Identifies and explains own strengths and development needs.

Interpersonal Relationships: Knowledge of the techniques and the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.

Level Working Knowledge:

• Explains impact of interactions with individuals and groups.

• Demonstrates an understanding of alternative points of view.

• Collaborates with departmental associates and management.

• Adapts interaction style to situations and people.

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.

Level Working Knowledge:

• Identifies and documents specific problems and resolution alternatives.

• Examines a specific problem and understands the perspective of each involved stakeholder.

• Helps to analyze risks and benefits of alternative approaches and obtain decision on resolution.

• Uses fact-finding techniques and diagnostic tools to identify problems.

Process Improvement: Understanding and insight into evaluating current product quality and production methods and ability to maintains focus on the continuous improvement of processes, products and services.

Level Working Knowledge:

• Defines the critical workflow for executing key processes.

• Identifies process problems that limit performance.

• Implements methods for improving and establishing controls for critical processes.

• Surfaces systemic problems to be addressed at the organizational level.

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.

Level Working Knowledge:

• Assists in detailed project plans including cost, schedule, and resource requirements.

• Obtains information from stakeholders during the planning stage of a project.

• Produces standard project status reports.

Six Sigma Methodology: Knowledge of the concepts of six sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control ) methodology; ability to use the methodology to improve the manufacturing processes and control the improvements by eliminating root causes.

Level Working Experience:

• Guides on the choice and use of appropriate tools to measure existing performance.

• Estimates the root cause of quality or service related problems.

• Resolves various obstacles and problems in performance improvement.

• Facilitates changes to improve performance in relation to costs or quality of products and services.

Consideration for Top Candidates:

  • Previous experience supporting and managing projects in Finance, Credit and operations.

  • Strong ability to not only lead a project and a group of SMEs but also actively participate in project work and support in the requirements for delivery/Implementation.

  • 6 Sigma background

  • Project Management Professional certification (PMP)

Degree Requirement:

  • A 4-year college or university degree and a minimum of 5 years exempt experience in project or change management is recommended.

Additional Information:

  • This role is a hybrid position and would require any successful candidate to commit to a 3 day per week in office requirement.

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 23, 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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