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Supply Chain Performance Engineer

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Location: Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Feb 13, 2019

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Job Description


As Supply Chain Performance Manager, you will lead efforts with material suppliers and business division Supply Chain personnel to increase supplier capability. Leads work with Caterpillar supply chain functional areas to deliver tools, processes and expertise to Cat’s suppliers to enable them to replenish material to Caterpillar pull trigger systems and develop the supplier plan for every part. This role is accountable for building supplier partnerships in the deployment of lean, high quality, high velocity supply chain practices.



  •  Help suppliers to build lean supply chain capability in the areas of improved Sales and Operations Planning, high-velocity throughput, optimized logistics and capacity planning. 
  • This position coaches / leads project teams comprised of multi-functional resources, including business division supply chain planning, site global purchasing, operations, receiving, Global Transportation, Demand and Orders, Material Requirements Planning and Logistics.
  • Works collaboratively with suppliers and multiple business division functions to address and resolve supplier issues using root cause and corrective action (RCCA) and recovery planning. 
  • Addresses day-to-day supplier constraints to improve supplier performance and their ability to flexibly and rapidly respond to Caterpillar requirements.

  • Evaluates and facilitates optimal regional sourcing, ASN compliance, enhanced communications related to quality improvements, and improving carrier selection and transportation container optimization 



    Travel required- 25%




  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations Research,  Engineering, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering or related quantitative field
  • 5+ years of supply chain experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of 6 Sigma project management principles
  • APICS CPIM or CSPC National Certification highly desired
  • Solid supply chain planning, demand and orders, logistics and manufacturing knowledge 

 (Not required) DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to ramp up quickly within a new environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding ERP systems’ lead time elements (supply chain, manufacturing and marketing)
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams globally
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills throughout the Cat network, such as global facilities, transportation organizations, marketing, accounting, etc.
  • Extensive end-to-end supply base understanding, including customers and dealers
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a customer service focus
  • Thorough understanding of company policies and procedures, especially those with supplier impact
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.  

    Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

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Feb 13, 2019


United States