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Supply Chain Planning Manager

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Location: Decatur, IL, United States
Date Posted: Dec 17, 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 lead and direct facility efforts to develop and implement the Plan for Every Part to drive process improvements and throughput efficiency. 


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

Provides direction for Supply Chain Planning Analysts and Engineers team working on the deployment of the Supply Chain Planning Process, which develops the Plan for Every Part and Pull Replenishment methods to achieve corporate supply chain performance targets focused on inventory reduction, increased inventory turns and improved order-to-delivery results.


Applies the supply chain planning process and lead team efforts to develop lean material flow plans, which may include implementing changes to factory floor layout and material presentation at the point of use.   Gather and analyze data on facility demand and demand variability for each part required for production.


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.


Develops and implements supply chain strategy in order to achieve facility goals.


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 and deployment of the Supply chain processes

Top candidates will also have:

  • Previous experience as a Supply Chain Planning Analyst or Engineer

  • 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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Dec 17, 2019


United States