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Inventory Management Services Manager

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

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At Caterpillar, we're working to help our customers build a better world. We wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today without the exceptionally talented, bright and driven people who get the job done. This is your chance to help us make progress possible around the world – for our customers, for growing communities and for every member of our team. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as an Inventory Management Services Manager.

Product Support and Logistics Division

We’re committed to our customers, who build a better world with our products, services and solutions. We understand and show the value of why they should always choose us. We’re exploring new ideas and opportunities – innovating to discover the breakthroughs necessary for tomorrow’s growth.

And we are one team – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.

As an Inventory Management Services Manager at Caterpillar, you will manage a staff that researches, develops and implements industry-leading records management and inventory management concepts for Logistics Division internal and external clients. You will also manage a team that is helping us design and install Records Management SPM functionality, you will lead the inbound (pre-receipt) processing team and lead the DART product group designing and supporting DART applications for Records Accuracy Management (RAM).

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

  • Research and/or identify new, industry-leading inventory and records management processes
  • Provide expert consulting on inventory and records management concepts
  • Develop and execute inventory and records management training for Logistics Division staff
  • Work with Logistics Division Information Services in definition, design, development, installation, and use of records management systems including DART product
  • Develop inventory and records management visions and strategies for Logistics Division
  • Keep abreast of inventory and records management developments in the industry by benchmarking other companies, maintaining liaisons with academic experts in the field and participating in related professional organizations
  • Expert in IM systems, records management processes, and technology
  • Lead a group of professionals that are expected to maintain and expand Cat Logistics lead in Inventory and Records Management technology through continued research and application of Caterpillar IM technology
  • Manage a work unit of primarily management/professional employees where monitoring and reviewing work of subordinates is required as well as training, developing and mentoring
  • Responsible for all personnel issues and performance evaluation of subordinates


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university in a technical or business curriculum
  • Previous supervisory leadership experience
  • Strong knowledge of at least one of the following: record accuracy management, purchasing, parts distribution, inventory control, manufacturing operations
  • Working knowledge of company products and good analytical skills
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible job-related experience 



Top Candidates Will Also Have:
  • Advanced degree
  • 6 Sigma BB, CPS or LEAN experience
  • Systems or IT work experience
  • CSCMP (APICS) Certification
  • Previous Record Accuracy or DART leadership experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required in order to deal with sensitive issues, develop others, or persuade others inside and outside the department to take specific actions
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Previous project management experience
  • EDI and/or SP20 experience


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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Nov 20, 2019


United States