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Project Manager

Location: Peterborough, CAM, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Feb 14, 2019

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Job Description


Job Title: Program Manager - Strategy and Planning
Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £50,165 - £58,706 (Depending on Experience)

25 days annual leave,     
18%  bonus
Monthly Car Allowance
Contributory pension scheme- Caterpillar will double the employee's contribution Up to 10%
Contributory share scheme- Caterpillar will match 50% of the employee's contribution 

Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role in-line with the needs of the business.


Sponsorship: Not Supported with this role 

For more than 85 years, Caterpillar has been building the world’s infrastructure and, in partnership with our network of Cat® dealers worldwide, has helped drive positive and sustainable change on every continent. We are a global company, with hundreds of locations worldwide to serve and support our customer base, and respond quickly to their needs.

With a history stretching back more than 80 years, Perkins Engines is one of the world’s leading providers of diesel and gas engines.  Since December 1997, Perkins Engines has been part of Caterpillar.  We aim to set standards of engineering excellence, providing the most comprehensive range of innovative and reliable power solutions, tailored to meet the precise requirements of our customers. 

Industrial Power Systems Division is a Global supplier of world class engines with a leading aftermarket parts business supporting customers worldwide. The Aftermarket business is a dynamic, growing business and as a result there is an exciting opportunity to become part of the Sales and Marketing group as a Program Manager, contributing to the Division’s business and long-term leadership position.

As a key member of the Aftermarket team, this role will report into the Strategy & Planning Manager and will be accountable for ensuring the successful execution of the Aftermarket business transformation project which is vital to Aftermarket growth commitments.

The primary responsibilities of this role will be to lead the cross-functional project team, working closely with our ERP deployment partner organisation. The successful candidate will also own and manage the Master Control Plan for the Aftermarket business transformation project. This project will be active within several Aftermarket functions, including but not limited to: Supply Chain, Business Systems, Marketing, Pricing, Purchasing, Finance and Lifecycle Management. The role will be responsible for the facilitation of project planning workshops and regular project reviews with work stream leaders. On-time delivery of project commitments is key, and this role will be responsible for implementing programme metrics and managing associated progress reporting. Leadership of the Governance process will also be a key component of the role.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

Leading a cross-functional project team with work streams across the Aftermarket group
Ensuring a robust project plan is in place
Microsoft Project Plan management and reporting
Establishing programme metrics and Scorecard reporting 
Leadership of Project Governance Programme
Change Management – to be a Change Advocate and support project team & wider business
Communication across multiple Caterpillar divisions
The role will be based in Peterborough but will typically require 1-2 days a week with the team in Manchester 


Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

Experience of Project Management including planning, budgeting and managing business readiness activities 
Experience of complex system implementation (SAP or similar) with in-depth knowledge of areas which need focus to ensure successful right first-time implementation, such as user acceptance testing
Expert in use of project planning tools, with the ability to plan complex, multi-discipline activities
Change management capability to define and provide the communication and training framework for the program and manage the change plan to maximise ROI
Strong communication skills, with the ability to present at all levels of the organisation
Educated to a degree standard or equivalent experience

Candidates may have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

Knowledge of Agile methodology 
6 Sigma Black Belt qualified
Knowledge of the Caterpillar or other Aftermarket Parts business
Experience within / related to Systems or Supply Chain

NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

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.K. which can be found through our employment website at

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Feb 14, 2019


United Kingdom