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Supply Chain Planning Manager

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Location: Decatur, IL, United States
Date Posted: Aug 27, 2019

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Job Description


As Supply Chain Planning Manager 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.  You will provide change management process leadership, employee technical assistance, employee education and training and detail direction to Releasing Analysts and Technicians responsible for planning and implementing product changes in the manufacturing process.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Enables/coaches facility employees to manage manufacturing change information and assignment of manufacturing effective dates, checking the timely receipt and completeness of records prepared by product design, and distribution and maintenance of engineering data. 
  • Address issues dealing with engineering design and change implementation requirements within the Concurrent Product & Process Development (CPPD) Process. Those issues are addressed by determining the best course of action, within departmental guidelines & Engineering Standards, from many existing solutions. 
  • Ensures accurate change management data at both the local and corporate level through data entry in management information systems including the Engineering Data System (EDS), Manufacturing Control System (MCS), the Engineering and Manufacturing Change Control System (EMCC), and SAP. 
  • Provides management with the tools to monitor the overall progress and effectiveness of product programs and provides technical assistance and education and training to team members as required insuring team effectiveness. 
  • Participates in developing product timing strategies with NPI (New Product Introduction) teams for both product and process activities. 
  • Reviews and insures the proper release of engineering information within NPI Programs. 
  • Serves as an integral member of NPI teams to influence the timeliness of model effectivity and the impact on other programs. 
  • Facilitates meetings to assure that changes or model introductions are properly monitored. 
  • Participates with Commodity, Purchasing, and Product groups to determine the logical source of supply for product components and provides leadership with product groups and operations to expedite changes that impact product safety, liability, and customer satisfaction.
  • Performs physical, tactical work to reduce/ eliminate supply chain constraints at both the facility and value stream level, working with a cross-functional team of personnel


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university
  • In lieu of a degree, 5+ years of progressively responsible supply chain job experience 
  • Experience in the development an deployment of Supply Chain process

Top candidates will also have:

A background in Supply Chain, Manufacturing/ Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Inventory Management, Material Requirements Planning, Demand Management and/or Logistics

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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Aug 27, 2019


United States