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Strategic Business Planning Manager

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Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Date Posted: Dec 19, 2019

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Job Description


The Services, Distribution, and Digital (SD&D) Division currently has an opening for a Strategic Business Manager located in Chicago, IL.  As a Strategic Business Manager you will be responsible for providing leadership in the development, coordination, communication, and implementation of the strategy for Caterpillar. This role will be responsible for developing the business strategy and ensuring results drive growth of the P&L.


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

  • Demonstrable problem solving and analysis skills, quickly generating hypotheses for problems and structuring analyses to support these hypotheses
  • Assertive team player who plays to win, with a demonstrated ability to lead a group to change with effective decision making
  • Rapidly frame complex business problems and develop a strategy for generating solutions, working across many parts of the organization to generate support
  • Explore acquisition opportunities to understand synergy with current and future business strategy
  • Research and gather market, competitive, and other information from multiple sources to consolidate in to well-structured outputs
  • Quantify scenarios or alternatives (costs, revenues, etc.) that inform strategic recommendations (e.g., market entry, investment opportunities, make vs. buy)
  • Provide strategy development thought-leadership and oversight for cross-division initiatives
  • Ensure appropriate communication strategies and audiences for all messaging related to strategy
  • Define appropriate implementation plans for overall strategy and key projects

Why Caterpillar:


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Business related field
  • 2 or more years of progressively responsible job-related experience in at least one of the following: top-tier management consulting or investment banking, as well as corporate strategy


Top Candidates Will Also Have: 

  • M.B.A. from an accredited university
  • Experience using PowerPoint to present solutions for complex business issues to Senior Executives
  • Proven record of delivering quantifiable results
  • Previous experience managing diverse teams to deliver business results 
  • Previous experience developing and executing business strategy
  • Ability to quickly and concisely communicate key messages
  • Experience with strategy development and business acumen
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, mastery of PowerPoint and Excel  

 Additional Information: 


Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website

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Dec 19, 2019


United States