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Communications Representative

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Location: Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Dec 12, 2019

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Job Description


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.


IPSD is 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.


Job 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.


Job 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 completion.
  • 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 groups.
  • 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
  • Limited travel required (Less than 10% of working time).


Basic Qualifications:

  • A college or university degree in marketing, communications or a related field. 
  • 3+ years' of progressively responsible communications-related experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • 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 department
  • Experience of working across functional boundaries and global time zones
  • Knowledge of latest communications-related technology

Additional Information:

  • 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

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Dec 12, 2019


United States