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Program Specialist

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Location: Morton, IL, United States
Date Posted: Dec 13, 2019

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We create an inclusive and diverse work environment because different perspectives result in the best ideas.


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 a Program Specialist.


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 a Kitting Program Specialist, you will complete individual complex programs and/or multiple programs or projects of a large scope simultaneously. Provide leadership in the development and updates of program and project management schedules. Accountable to ensure project deliverables are achieved on time, within budget and scope, the incumbent has the ability to lead and motivate people and encourage teamwork, an ability to communicate effectively with senior management, and a clear vision of what determines a successful projects or programs for the customer and for the company. The incumbent manages the interactions and relationships between multiple, interrelated projects and builds credibility, establish rapport and maintain communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including those external to the organization.


Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Support the various program teams and obtains/provides a variety of information starting at the concept stage and continuing through prototype, pilot, implementation and follow-up stages of the various programs
  • Build data visualization tools using programs like Power BI, and Tableau to monitor and improve kitting process and performance.
  • Utilize professional project management tools and techniques to manage reporting, tracking charts, checklists, and project scheduling software and to delegate appropriately
  • Collaborate with the individual team members from multiple functional disciplines (engineering, inventory management, purchasing, IT, Facility engineering, etc…) and the Customer to establish completion dates
  • Monitor progress of projects, discusses problems with affected areas, assures appropriate personnel are informed of problems and steps are in place to meet schedules.
  • Validate new projects/activities for proper alignment with program objectives and strategies
  • Develop, track, manage and communicate the program management plan and status (scope, schedule, cost, resource, risk, quality, communication, change, etc.) to optimize the program and achieve quality, on-time, on and on budget deliverables


Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of Aftermarket parts network experience
  • 3+ years project management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) from an accredited university


Top candidates will also have:

  • Professional training in project management software and techniques as well as and leading and facilitating meetings
  • Previous Black Belt experience
  • Cross functional experience in IM, procurement, and operations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong team leadership skills, excellent communication skills, ability to multitask effectively, strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Experience in designing visualization tools 


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 13, 2019


United States