Caterpillar has an exciting
opportunity for a Division Communications Representative located in Peoria, IL. In this role, you
will provide communications expertise and support for the Industrial Powers
Systems Division (IPSD), supporting the IPSD Communications team, Lead HR
Manager, department General Managers, HR managers and/or strategic
initiative(s)/project(s). The successful candidate will be an excellent
communicator and maintain high standards as this role will include tactical
communications support for a number of groups in the business including senior
leaders across the organization.
a high performing team with a workforce of over 8000 based in 16 countries
across the world. The division is made up of several groups supporting a wide
customer base through diverse product and service offerings. The engine team is accountable for designing, manufacturing, selling and supporting world class engines for the Caterpillar and Perkins brands. The Caterpillar Defense team provides standard products, modification of
existing products, or entirely new products, to branches of the military and to
U.S. federal civilian agencies. The Energy & Transportation Purchasing group are accountable for
purchasing and sourcing across a number of divisions, including IPSD.
purpose: To provide consultation and support on a variety of
internal and external communications assignments. The incumbent is an effective
practitioner with some experience as a communications consultant. The communications
assignments will be broad, complex and challenging in nature.
duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- The focus of the
position is to support the development and delivery of communications for the
Caterpillar Defense and Energy & Transportation purchasing groups in IPSD,
as well a divisional communication support as required. The position will also
provide on-site communication support for IPSD employees based in Mossville.
The successful candidate will work across a global team, with customers based
at multiple locations.
- Ensure development and production
of communication materials to achieve departmental objectives while still
aligned with divisional and corporate objectives.
- Responsible for
deliverables that include, but are not limited to, speeches, video scripts,
presentations, newsletter articles, website and internal all-employee
meetings; working on multiple communications activities both internally
and/or externally. The position will also manage
several non-repeating projects, through
- Internal communication
outlets utilized will include newsletters, Web sites, videos/streaming media,
employee meetings, presentations, correspondence,
special events, cascades, etc. External communications roles will
include providing support for the Caterpillar Defense marketing group and third party use of the Caterpillar name.
- Perform active consulting functions with one or more of the
following: general managers, global business process owners, executive leaders,
special interest groups, suppliers, agencies and other groups.
- Provide support and coaching to less experienced communications
representatives across our global locations.
- Manage local media relations and provide liaison with Corporate Public
Affairs where necessary.
- Work effectively across functional boundaries to deliver
communication solutions – partnering with our internal marketing group, Corporate
Public Affairs and other communicators across IPSD as well as with external
- This position acts as
an advisor or consultant to senior management on communications, developing and
executing communication plans for a variety of local and global initiatives.
- The position works to
develop innovative processes or methods to best use resources or technology in
meeting the quality goals.
- The position line manages a communications intern who provides support to the E&T purchasing group
travel required (Less than 10% of working time).
A college or university degree in marketing, communications or a
3+ years' of
progressively responsible communications-related experience
Candidates Will Also Have:
Strong organization skills
Ability to maintain
Technical competence in the field
of communications, including writing skills and experience
Excellent team working skills to
develop a cooperative work relationship with others inside and outside of the
Experience of working across
functional boundaries and global time zones
Knowledge of latest
This position does not offer relocation
This position requires 10% or less travel.
This posting will close on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:59 pm cst.
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 www.caterpillar.com/careers