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Caterpillar, Inc. Strategy Manager in Peoria, Illinois

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At Caterpillar, we're working to help our customers build a better world. We wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today without the exceptionally talented, bright and driven people who get the job done. This is your chance to help us make progress possible around the world – for our customers, for growing communities and for every member of our team. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as a Strategy Manager in Peoria, IL.

Product Support and Logistics Division

We’re committed to our customers, who build a better world with our products, services and solutions. We understand and show the value of why they should always choose us. We’re exploring new ideas and opportunities – innovating to discover the breakthroughs necessary for tomorrow’s growth.

And we are one team – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.

As the Strategy Manager and Chief of Staff to the General Manager, you will have an exciting opportunity to lead strategies in aftermarket services growth for Wear Components aligned with the Enterprise Component Strategy. You will partner with the General Manager, Product Managers, Life Cycle Managers and Business Development Managers within Specialty Products along with enterprise partners in Cat Digital, RI, CI, DSD as needed to deliver our Enterprise Component Strategies. This position will be responsible for helping drive project performance and results.

  • Engage with component product teams to compile, document, and update the various product strategies focused on the PSLD transformation portfolio.

  • Manage governance structure needed to successfully execute all projects in the component’s transformation portfolio is a critical element of the role.

  • Represent components organization on the PSLD Transformation team to ensure portfolio alignment and issue resolution.

  • Lead special projects for the General Manager. These projects are typically cross-functional and strategic in nature and require an experienced project leader.

  • Serves overall staff needs for the General Manager of the business unit. Responsibilities include preparing agendas for GM staff meetings, supporting the GM with presentation creation, etc.

  • Complete individual complex programs and/or multiple programs or projects of a large scope simultaneously.

  • Provide leadership in the development and maintenance of program and project management schedules. Accountable to ensure project deliverables are achieved on time, within budget and scope.

  • Lead and motivate people and encourage teamwork, communicate effectively with senior management, and a clear vision of what determines a successful projects or programs for the customer and for the company.

  • Manage the interactions and relationships between multiple, interrelated projects and builds credibility, establish rapport and maintain communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including those external to the organization.

  • Manage change and take active leadership in timely decision making.

  • Monitor progress of projects, discuss problems with affected areas, assure appropriate personnel are informed of problems and steps are in place to meet schedules.

  • Validate new projects/activities for proper alignment with program objectives and strategies.

  • Develop, track, manage and communicate the program management plan and status (scope, schedule, cost, resource, risk, quality, communication, change, etc.) to optimize the program and achieve quality, on-time, on and on budget deliverables.

  • Communicate project and program interdependencies and escalate and participate in resolution of all program issues and participate and drive decision making that accomplishes strategic objectives.

  • Assist in developing current and desired states to identify, prioritize and analyze gaps, developing the program MGPP, scope, and stakeholder documents.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

  • 8 + years of progressively responsible job-related experience

Top candidates will also have

  • Experience with Enterprise Component Strategies, Aftermarket Growth Agreements and/or Transformation Office governance

  • Previous experience in international business environments

  • Advanced degree from an accredited university

  • This position requires a broad company background and experience in program management

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required to deal with sensitive issues, or persuade others inside and outside the organization to take specific actions

  • Previous leadership experience, either as a supervisor or project lead

  • Strong data analytics background to identify gaps in business data and develop views for leadership decision making.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial reports to support decision making

  • Demonstrated experience working across the matrix and influencing others to take action

  • Experience presenting and interacting with executive leaders

Additional Information:

This position does offer relocation.

This position requires 10% or less travel.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website .


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.