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Material Requirements Planning Manager



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Career Area:

Supply Chain and Logistics

Job Description:

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Job Summary:

At Caterpillar’s Decatur, IL facility, we manufacture and assemble large mining and construction equipment. In this role as a Manager Material Requirements Planning, you will report to the Supply Chain Performance Manager and will be primarily responsible for supervising the material planning and functions for the facility, ensuring material availability and POU availability, and drive disciplined inventory systems usage and collaboration with material suppliers. As a member of the Supply Chain team, you will need to have a growth mindset, promote continuous improvement, and help build a defect-free culture. We have a fabulous team that does some of the most exciting work at Caterpillar, and we can’t wait for you to join the team!

What you will do:

  • Managing the environment of the inventory stock room is in line with requirements for each product.

  • Managing staffing, development, and performance management of materials management workers. Ensuring proper labor relations.

  • Defining and maintaining optimal inventory levels. Performing inventory analysis and making recommendations for stock levels.

  • Coordinating maintenance and support of inventory management software.

What skills you will have:

Information Capture:
• Enhances the processes and procedures used in the organization's records retention program.
• Uses detailed knowledge of records retention program to conduct training and/or meetings.
• Ensures that all exceptions and unusual circumstances are properly captured and reviewed.
• Coordinates and monitors the various steps involved in a records retention program.
• Helps others understand how the recording of information impacts other business units.
• Provides guidance in documenting pertinent information.

• Develops, refines, and communicates tactical plans for own responsibilities.
• Provides the right level of detail as input for strategic plan development.
• Demonstrates the value and necessity of linking tactical plans to overall strategic plan.
• Ensures attention to the detail and dependencies of existing departmental-level plans.
• Plans for allocation of resources in line with unit goals, technical and business objectives.
• Ensures the planning process is integrated with the overall business plan.

Decision Making and Critical Thinking:
• Differentiates assumptions, perspectives, and historical frameworks.
• Evaluates past decisions for insights to improve decision-making process.
• Assesses and validates decision options and points and predicts their potential impact.
• Advises others in analyzing and synthesizing relevant data and assessing alternatives.
• Uses effective decision-making approaches such as consultative, command, or consensus.
• Ensures that assumptions and received wisdom are objectively analyzed in decisions.

Problem Solving:
• Ensures capture of lessons to be learned from a problem-solving effort.
• Organizes potential problem solvers and leads problem resolution efforts.
• Uses varying problem-solving approaches and techniques as appropriate.
• Contributes to standard practices for problem-solving approaches, tools, and processes.
• Analyzes and synthesizes information and devises alternative resolution strategies.
• Develops successful resolutions to critical or wide-impact problems.

Supply Chain Management:
• Recognizes software systems or components used to manage supply chain.
• Participates in supply chain analysis and uses it to spot trends and improvement opportunities.
• Discusses considerations for integrating partner and supplier transactions.
• Summarizes supply chain considerations for different types of products.
• Works with a specific part of supply chain management process.

Additional Information:

The primary location for this position is Decatur, IL

Domestic relocation assistance is not available

This position may require 10% travel

Sponsorship is not available

What you will get:

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides:

  • Competitive Base Salary

  • Annual incentive bonus plan*

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)

  • 401k savings plan

  • Health savings account (HSA)

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

  • Short and long-term disability coverage

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid parental leave

  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident, Identity Theft Protection)

*Subject to annual eligibility and incentive plan guidelines.

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.

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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:

June 5, 2024 - June 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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