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Senior Inventory Analyst

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Location: Morton, IL, United States
Date Posted: Sep 20, 2019

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Job Description


Moving material makes the world’s work possible.

Caterpillar customers and their equipment are hard at work in every corner of the globe, and they can’t afford to slow down or stop. They need our machines, engines and parts to do the world’s work. That’s what our logistics team makes possible—using the latest digital, analytics and data forecasting tools to move material where it needs to be, when it needs to be there. Want to join this process-driven, results-oriented group? The Product Support & Logistics Division currently has an opening for a Senior Inventory Analyst located in our Morton, IL facility. As a Senior Inventory Analyst at Caterpillar, you will support the Caterpillar Logistics effort in achieving the dealer’s inventory/customer service objectives in a manner consistent with Caterpillar Logistics objectives through project work.

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

  • Responsible for providing business and system support to dealers on PIC system.
  • Provide standard Service Analysis and Loss Analysis as well as execute additional standardized analysis packs for PIC dealers for their regularly scheduled review process.
  • Provide an objective level of customer service for the dealers/customers at a minimal investment
  • Achieve the inventory turns and service targets defined by the dealer and business unit
  • Resident Inventory Management (IM) expert for the dealer business and provides IM leadership and guidance to the business unit and dealer teams
  • Take the overall dealer situation into account and coordinate the efforts of business unit/dealer operations, IM, systems, transportation, and upper management
  • Monitor and report the dealer's inventory/customer service and work at the detail level to implement improvement projects.
  • Lead green belt led projects and to serve as Subject Matter Expert on other projects
  • Leads small teams on special projects and uses extensive PIC knowledge to facilitate meetings on PIC improvements.
  • Specific projects may include but not limited to investigating reasons for service loss, explaining inventory growth, assessing the value of alternative stocking rules, and determining impact on dealer Inventory
  • Green Belt / Subject Matter Expert (SME) on most 6 Sigma Projects
  • Mentors new team members


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of job-related experience in mathematics, statistics, materials management, or related field
  • Previous technical experience in materials management

Top Candidates Will Also Have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics, statistics, engineering or related field
  • Excellent analytical/problem solving abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of groups including IT and dealers.
  • SAS programming skills
  • Supply Chain and Inventory Management concepts

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 20, 2019


United States