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Location: Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Aug 20, 2019
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JOB PURPOSE: The Lean Chief of Staff for SD&D is a trusted advisor to the Lean Director and meets with the SD&D Lean Director as often as practical to set priorities and review and prepare for upcoming commitments.
It is critical that this position have a solid understanding of Lean and how to apply in all areas of the business. It is also critical that the person in this position has a broad understanding of Caterpillar, a good understanding of the Corporate Strategy, and is up to date on the topical issues of the day inside SD&D.
JOB DUTIES: This is a highly strategic role that relies on effective networking and exceptional interpersonal skills; there isn’t a functional team within the enterprise that the Chief of Staff does not interact with. The success of this role requires regular interaction with all functional teams within SD&D. This position will work closely with each of the Divisional Lean representatives, OPACC Improvement Agenda owners, and communications team within SD&D.
Three core areas of responsibility include:
Support Lean deployment within each SD&D Division
Monitor overall SD&D lean deployment and provide required reporting and communications
Coordinate Operations Strategy and Execution for Steel Products
The SD&D Lean Chief of Staff is diligently focused on delivery and execution relying on their strategic perspective to assure the most relevant outcome and impact.
Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Support Lean Deployment across the SD&D Segment
Planning – Help teams identifying areas to deploy Lean
Training – Supporting the training of the leaders and facilitators within each division
Communications – Support HR in delivering a consistent communications message
Governance – Help divisions integrate lean into their existing governance processes
Facilitation – Support execution of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and Rapid Improvement Workshops (RIWs) / Kaizen events.
Monitor Overall Lean Deployment and provide required Governance and Communications
Develop SD&D material for EO updates
Provide monthly updates for Group President and Vice Presidents on progress and successes
Monitor overall deployment & execution of Lean within SD&D
Coordinate Operations Strategy for Steel Products
Develop and document overall strategy
Facilitate sessions to revisit strategy, gather feedback on status, re-validation of priorities
Ensure strategy owners provide status updates on key actions and metrics progress
Work with the Divisional Communicator to provide regular updates
Manage monthly governance meetings and bi-weekly staff meetings
Support submission of Excellence Awards
Top candidates will also have:
*Position can be located in Peoria, IL or Chicago, IL.
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 www.caterpillar.com/careers.