Manufacturing & Supply Chain
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 Supply Chain Planning Engineer in Spokane, WA.
The 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 & Maintenance Components, e.g., Steel Products (Undercarriage and GET) and Specialty Products (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 – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.
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As a Supply Chain Planning Engineer at Caterpillar, you will be responsible for facility performance levels to corporate targets for inventory reduction, increased inventory turns and improved order-to-delivery results.
Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Responsible for performing work to achieve corporate supply chain performance targets focused on inventory reduction, increased inventory turns and improved order-to-delivery results.
The incumbent coordinates and manages a performance portfolio for multiple, cross functional work teams deploying the Supply Chain Planning Processes.
Incumbent is required to work and communicate effectively with diverse, multi-functional teams in order to apply the supply chain planning process and lead team efforts to develop lean material flow plans for a facility, which may include implementing changes to factory floor layout and material presentation at the point of use.
Incumbent is required to take a facility-wide view of supply chain planning processes and tools, as well as thorough knowledge of pull material strategies and their application, in order to coordinate the efforts of multiple teams across functions and divisions.
Incumbent leads team efforts to gather and analyze data on facility demand and demand variability for each part required for production. This role leads team efforts to gather and analyzes data about supplier shipping performance and variability % for each part number (both Time and Qty) This position leads team efforts to develop material flow plans for all material coming into a facility for production.
The incumbent must be able to lead work teams consisting of members from multiple functions, driving collaboration and communication across facility divisions, including site Global Purchasing, IT Support personnel, factory floor personnel, Global Transportation, Logistics and Operations.
This position supports facility efforts and leads teams to design and implement solutions for a facility. This role may work collaboratively with external and internal suppliers, Supply Chain Performance Engineers, and Operations.
This position supports facility efforts and leads teams to ensure NPI and Engineering / Change Control process conformance. This role requires cross-functional work team leadership skills and communication.
This position leads cross-functional teams to identify and resolve supply chain constraints, which requires leading teams to deploy solutions using root cause corrective action.
Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) from an accredited university
Experience and knowledge of lean concepts and tools
Experience with the CPS RIW and Value Stream Transformation process
Experience in the development and deployment of Supply Chain processes
Top candidates will also have:
Previous experience as a Supply Chain Planning Engineer
A background in Supply Chain, Manufacturing / Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Inventory Management, Material Requirements Planning, Demand Management and/or Logistics
Possess excellent leadership skills to effectively lead supply chain improvements making the best use of available resources, while maintaining strong people focus and fulfilling the responsibilities for leading people.
Possess extremely strong collaborative, interpersonal and negotiation skills in order to drive common supply chain processes across multiple departments within a business division.
Analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to creatively solve very complex problems.
Must be able to design and deploy lean systems in a highly productive environment with minimal disruption to daily requirements
APICS CPIM or CSPC National Certification highly desired
This position does offer relocation
This position requires 25% 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 www.Caterpillar.com/careers.
Relocation is available for this position.
EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.
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