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Senior Supply Chain Manager

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Location: Seguin, TX, United States
Date Posted: Sep 7, 2019

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There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. Caterpillar’s Industrial Power Systems Division (IPSD) is responsible for design, manufacture, marketing, and sales of industrial engines for both Cat and Perkins brands product engines. Our global facilities enable us to support our customers wherever they are located in the world.


The Industrial Power Systems Division (IPSD) has a Senior Supply Chain Manager position located at our Seguin, TX facility. In this role, you will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to supply chain teams responsible for the management of all facility supply functions in alignment with the Order-to-Delivery and the Velocity Critical Success Factors.  The incumbent ensures that the supply chain divisions manage supply chain processes aligned with the Caterpillar Production Systems (CPS) Supply Chain Process Manual and adherence to the CPS Supply Chain Rules. Incumbent is accountable to achieve People Quality Velocity Cost (PQVC) targets across enterprise supply chain measurements.  This position is accountable for supply chain key performance indicators in the areas of Committed Ship Date conformance and inventory turns and dollars.  


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


  • Direct Reports include Supply Chain Process Manager, Supply Chain Planning Manager, Material Requirements and Inventory Manager, Demand and Orders Manager, Supply Chain Performance Manager and Supply Chain Manager.  The incumbent provides dotted line leadership for non-supply chain Logistics Manager, when applicable.  

  • Supply chain span of control includes supply chain processes, planning, material requirements, inventory management, demand and orders management, supply chain performance and logistics.   Incumbent leads efforts for a Product Distribution Center when applicable.

  • As a member of the Business Unit Leadership Team, incumbent provides input to business unit goals and strategy development.  Incumbent is accountable for development of the supply chain organizational design, key enterprise inventory metrics, point of use material availability, prime product availability and reduction of cash to cash cycle time.  Incumbent plays a key role in enterprise supply chain transformation activities, providing strategic vision and leadership across multiple business divisions and enterprise functions via governing councils and work with corporate leaders.

  •  Incumbent ensures facility production schedules provide proper product availability to dealers/customers while balancing manufacturing constraint issues.  This position leads facility Sales and Operations Planning, ensuring robust process conformance.  Works with product managers to ensure supply chain strategies are developed and aligned with worldwide sourcing strategies and provides inputs to supplier sourcing and resource management.  This position works to integrate business division efforts across supply chain functions, and with other business division functions like Site Purchasing, Engineering, Quality, Operations, Logistics and Business Resources.

  • Incumbent is accountable for supply chain performance improvements including supplier Sales and Operations (S&OP) processes.  Works closely with relevant functional areas and assigns resources to supply chain performance improvement projects.

  • Incumbent manages department resources, providing focus, motivation and encouragement to direct reports.  This position is responsible for coaching, developing and mentoring department resources.  Incumbent is responsible for all personnel issues and performance evaluation of direct reports, including development, capability building and succession planning.  Leads efforts to improve communications and align logistics and manufacturing activities.

  • Internal customers include department employees, operations and business resource managers in the division and other partner units.  External contacts include various customers and vendors throughout Caterpillar’s worldwide business units and markets.  


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in Supply Chain and/or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible supply chain and/or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in 6 Sigma Project Management


Top Candidates will also have:

  • Advanced knowledge of lean supply chain principles, specifically those applied to pull replenishment using material replenishment tools and processes, material flow, packaging and containerization, the corporate New Product Introduction (NPI) process, facility product and engineering change control processes and throughput efficiency
  • Advanced understanding of supply chain planning processes and analytical tools and common supply chain systems, and the ability to lead and sponsor large-scale technology transformations.
  • Experience in inventory management and control, purchasing, parts distribution, information technology, supply chain logistics, global purchasing, operations and/or quality
  • Excellent leadership skills to effectively sponsor supply chain improvements making the best use of available resources, while maintaining strong people focus and fulfilling the responsibilities for guiding people.
  • Extremely strong collaborative, interpersonal and negotiation skills in order to drive common supply chain processes across multiple departments and facility.
  • APICS CPIM or CSPC National Certification highly desired.
  • Develop and deploy creative / original solutions to complex problems
  • High level of business acumen, with the ability to lead large-scale enterprise transformation activities for a business division
  • Ability to translate strategic vision to actionable performance
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills


Additional information

  • This position requires 10% of travel.

  • This posting will close Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CST

  • This position does offer relocation assistance


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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Sep 7, 2019


United States