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Logistics Manager



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

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.

At Caterpillar’s Decatur facility, we manufacture large mining and construction equipment. In this role as a Logistics Manager you will be primarily responsible for leading, analyzing and developing of logistics plans that affect production, distribution, and inventory specific to inbound and outbound transportation.

What you will do:

• Accountable for all carrier selection and renewals. Plays key role in contract negotiations and interfacing with selected carriers necessary to maintain expected levels of service.
• Inspires continuous improvement of logistics processes through process improvement, prioritization, and project planning.
• Owns the development and maintenance cost estimates, forecasts, and cost models. Tracking costs and savings for all transportation modes.

Top Candidates will also have:

• Experience with prime product in either a supply chain or operations perspective

What Skills You Will Have:

Accuracy and Attention to Detail: Understanding the necessity and value of accuracy; ability to complete tasks with high levels of precision.
Level Extensive Experience:
• Evaluates and makes contributions to best practices.
• Processes large quantities of detailed information with high levels of accuracy.
• Productively balances speed and accuracy.
• Implements a variety of cross-checking approaches and mechanisms.
• Employs techniques for motivating employees to meet or exceed accuracy goals.

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.
• Approaches a complex problem by breaking it down into its component parts.
• Chooses among a diverse set of analytical tools according to the nature of the situation.

Decision Making and Critical Thinking: Knowledge of the decision-making process and associated tools and techniques; ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment.
Level Extensive Experience:
• 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: 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 Extensive Experience:
• 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.

Transportation - MFG: Knowledge of transportation; ability to transport materials and goods to and from suppliers, distribution centers, manufacturing facilities and customers.
Level Extensive Experience:
• Conducts joint planning with carriers to forecast short- and long-term transportation needs.
• Coaches others on using various approaches for assessing transportation alternatives and selecting optimum mode.
• Manages arrangements with all major modes of domestic transportation.
• Negotiates and monitors rates and service controls with major carriers.
• Participates in evaluation, selection, monitoring and termination of carriers.
• Collaborates with shippers to plan for and mitigate the transportation capacity crunch.

Additional Information:

The primary location for this position is Decatur, IL

Domestic relocation assistance is available

This position may require 5% 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.

For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media

Posting Dates:

July 3, 2024 - July 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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