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Business Support Manager

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Location: Decatur, IL, United States
Date Posted: Apr 18, 2020

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Job Description


As an Intermediate Business Support Manager at Caterpillar, you will have the opportunity to develop essential business information and provide counsel to management for all business analysis, product costing and return on investment activities. In addition, you will provide analysis and interpretation of the financial condition of the product group and support the development of product strategy.

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

* Providing business analysis support by establishing target costs, cost monitoring, new product introduction analysis, value chain analysis, investment analysis, sourcing analysis, product costing and preparation of business proposals

* Managing all aspects of accounting and financial reporting related to the product group including monthly financial reporting and analysis
* Leading the development of product group financial forecasts including Annual Business Plans (ABP’s) and RBM’s

* Analysis and support of Strategic & Operation Planning process that includes management of prime product and attachment scheduling & orders areas, assembly line slotting and order fulfillment and associated forecasting activities

* Participation in strategy development to drive improved results including development, alignment and execution of OPACC Improvement Agenda (OIA) items
* Strategic analysis and reporting of product group and industry OPACC

* Providing leadership and support in the preparation of product group strategy reviews with management

* Development of team members through career planning, training and development plans


Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in an Accounting or Finance related discipline; CPA/CMA or MBA would also apply

* 8-10 years of progressively responsible job-related experience

Desired Qualifications:

* MBA or Master’s degree in a business related field
* Product Group Accounting support experience

* Aftermarket Parts financial experience
* Strong background in accounting, cost accounting, and budget development
* Strong analytical skills are required to perform detailed financial analysis and prepare strategic plans  
* 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 action

* Strong communication skills
* Prior leadership experience

Additional Information:


This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.  As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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Apr 18, 2020


United States