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Caterpillar, Inc. Distribution Consultant in Morton, Illinois

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.

Our Product Support and Logistics Division (PSLD) is one of the most innovative divisions within Caterpillar. In PSLD, as within all of Caterpillar, our priority is our customers and helping them build a better world. We touch nearly every element of the services value stream from procurement to design and manufacturing to distribution. PSLD is responsible for Aftermarket Parts Distribution of Cat Parts, Integrated Logistics, segment Procurement and the design and manufacture of Wear Components (Undercarriage and GET) and Maintenance Components (Seals, Tubes & Hardware, Hose & Couplings, Fluids and Filters).

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. 

Through it all, we are one team (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYIDne7Q5ek&list=PLwAXbfivFg0jmiNqqgFLeQJpRB_i-UVln&index=39)  – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.  Learn more about the Caterpillar Experience (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvCYWtWARlk&list=PLwAXbfivFg0jmiNqqgFLeQJpRB_i-UVln&index=25) .

What You Will Do:

Caterpillar’s Product Support and Logistics Division (PSLD) is seeking a talented Distribution Consultant at our Morton Distribution Center (DC).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading the re-engineering of the flow of the Parts network from source to distribution eliminating redundant touches, reducing the distance material travels, and improving velocity while optimizing cost.

  • Act as a champion and advocate for Lean, providing training and coaching to internal customers such as Distribution Center Operations and other transactional areas of business.

  • Leads 2-3 moderately complex projects at a time starting from project chartering, solution design, implementation and through to stabilization.

  • Monitors progress of projects, discusses problems with affected areas, assures appropriate personnel are informed of problems and steps are in place to meet project timelines.

  • Establishes relationships and collaborates with business partners such as Global Parts Supply, Logistics Information Systems, Distribution Center Operations, Transportation, Inventory Management, Facility Engineering, and Packaging to monitor and correct value chain defects and deliver process improvements through Lean engineering concepts.

  • The position often confronts complex issues or problems which require careful analysis and diagnosis. Problems are often unique, and solutions can require original approaches. The incumbent may modify existing approaches or develop new solutions to improve quality, velocity and cost across the business.

  • Other duties as assigned by Caterpillar management from time-to-time.

What You Have:

  • Business Process Improvement: 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. Analyzes business processes, identifies alternative solutions to outdated processes and assesses their feasibility. Evaluates financial, cultural, technological, and other factors that need to be addressed. Recommends new approaches that seek the use of advanced technology. Establishes requirements for large changes in the overall mission, roles, responsibilities, and processes necessary to make business improvements. Participates in defining organizational strategic goals and purposes; defines how to gather and keep customers.• Works to overcome BPI resistance from managers, the labor force and other groups.

  • Effective Communications: Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. Delivers helpful feedback that focuses on behaviors without offending the recipient. Listens to feedback without defensiveness and uses it for own communication effectiveness.

  • Influencing: Knowledge of effective influencing tactics and strategies; ability to impact decisions within and outside own organization. Achieves influence and impact even when holding a position contrary to the majority. Leads and presents collaborative assessments that persuasively influence decision makers. Determines and leverages the decisions-making style of the individual or group being influenced. Delivers well-received presentations of cost, benefits, risks, and other considerations.

  • Problem Solving: Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operations or process problems; ability to apply knowledge of problem solving appropriately to diverse situations. Gains agreement on the problem-solving process, risk assessment, decision points, and criteria. Orchestrates the resolution of high-impact and cross-functional problems. Successfully organizes problem solvers and stakeholders for high-impact problems. Monitors industry for best practices and new techniques in problem-solving.

  • Technical Excellence: Knowledge of a given technology and various application methods; ability to develop and provide solutions to significant technical challenges. Fosters and environment that encourages, supports, and rewards technical excellence. Provides recognized technical leadership to an organization that includes vision, innovation, superior technical competence, and the desire to excel. Provides highly effective solutions to very complex technical challenges, applying outstanding technical competence to understand and resolve issues. Consistently applies the latest development, practices, and technologies to resolve complex technical challenges in one’s general area of competence.

  • Planning and Organizing: Knowledge of the process of planning and arranging tasks and resources; ability to plan and organize both time and resources to get things completed while structuring and maintaining work in a systematic and highly methodical way. Raises awareness of potential bottlenecks and disruptions to the schedule. Breaks tasks into manageable steps that can be incorporated into a personal work plan. Escalates concerns over competing or conflicting priorities. Monitors progress continuously and adjusts tactics for handling situations on a case-by-case basis. Creates action plans that ensure the accomplishment of responsibilities.

What Will Set You Apart:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or Engineering.

  • Previous 6 Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt experience.

  • Experience leading Lean Kaizen events and/or RIS’s/VST’s.

  • Experience with data analytics and/or Power BI.

  • Experience with SAP’s warehouse management system EWM.

  • Project Management Certification (PMP)

Additional Information:

  • Location: Morton, IL (USA)

  • Required Travel: 10%-25% (Domestic/International)

  • Relocation Assistance Provided: No

  • Sponsorship Eligibility: None

  • Our team embraces flexibility through a hybrid work model. In addition to working onsite at our facility in Morton, IL, our hybrid work model allows employees the flexibility to work from home based on business need.

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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:

April 9, 2024 - April 16, 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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