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Resource Industries Strategy Manager

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Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Date Posted: May 21, 2019

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Job Description


The Strategy Manager will play a critical role in the success of the Resource Industries Aftermarket Sales Execution Department driving key strategic initiatives and actions interdepartmentally within Global Aftermarket Solutions and across the enterprise.  A member of the department leadership team, this position will provide important and strategic input and facilitation and be a key enabler for the Department Head. 

  • Leading strategy development to improve results for department and division positively impacting POPS-C
  • Managing metrics, dashboards and supporting management tools in place to monitor performance and develop processes to increase the sale of Aftermarket Parts and Solutions.
  • Identifying improvement opportunities and enterprise-wide implementation of those improvements
  • Coordinating and developing annual business plan and department expense budgets and results and coordinates rolling business management with Business Resources
  • Planning and directing all projects viewed as critical to department and the enterprise
  • Exceptional networking skills, being accessible, responsive and focused on delivery and execution
  • Effective champion for the aftermarket, with demonstrated credibility in the organization, able to be persuasive and influence without authority
  • Ensures clear communication of objectives, expectations and manages accountability, assigning duties according to capability
  • Prioritize critical issues and required information to facilitate efficient decision making
  • Organize and facilitate leadership meetings, ensuring clear action items and timely follow-up.
  • Provide strategic guidance to Department Head, often leading (or co-leading) strategic initiatives that are outside of functional groups.                                                                
  • Attend various executive/department meetings to keep a pulse on the business and help connect the dots with others across the company
  • Planning leadership events, off-sites, and strategic planning/accountability reviews
  • Responsible for driving internal and external communication that supports and accelerates impact of the department
  • Assist in onboarding key team members


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Ten years progressively responsible job-related experience, including some project management and/or leadership


Top candidates will also have:

  • Exceptional organizational, analytical and project management skills
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • The ability to manage ambiguity, work autonomously, and multi-task in an agile and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to distill high level communication into meaningful context and actions
  • Consistently meeting ambitious deadlines and deliver high-quality work on schedule
  • Ability to navigate and influence in a large matrix organization
  • Maintains positive and can-do attitude and approach to work
  • Understanding of and credibility in the field of marketing
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills; the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit motivated by problem-solving
  • MBA or Master's degree

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 web

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May 21, 2019


United States