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Packaging Manager

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Location: Morton, IL, United States
Date Posted: Jun 2, 2020

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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 Packaging Manager focused around Supplier Packaging Development, Quality, and Execution.

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.

This role is accountable for developing and executing a strategy working with suppliers to drive lean packaging execution and processes within the service parts network. This position will lead a team (direct and indirect reports) of packaging professionals and project managers to drive lean within the Aftermarket Supply Chain by collaborating closely with internal and external process partners including suppliers, packaging materials team, operations, supply chain, and customers within the organization.


  • Lead a team to develop and manage Supplier Packaging Development, Quality, and Execution
  • Develop and Define global packaging processes around supplier packaging for the global team for approvals and validation
  • Lead a customer ready packaging strategy across the Aftermarket Parts Globally
  • Supplier collaboration managing supplier packaging quality and conformance
  • Establish, Report, and Execute to measures demonstrating progress towards division goals
  • Identify, plan, execute, and control packaging projects to deliver strategic business needs for growth, productivity, cost out and quality.

Capabilities: Critical capabilities needed in this role are: Demonstrated Leadership Skills, Project Management, Understanding of Cross-Functional Business Units within Supply Chain, Operations, and Procurement; Change Management and Negotiation Experience, and Supplier Management.

Customers: Typical internal customers include Parts Operations, Supply Chain and Caterpillar Product Groups. The position’s external customers will primarily include dealers. 


Strategy: Aftermarket parts is driving lean within the Supply Chain with packaging as a key element and impact lever throughout the value chain. This position will impact key Aftermarket Parts goals including Customer Satisfaction, Continuous Improvement, Timeliness, Accuracy, Efficiency, Cost Savings, Process Quality, and Part Quality.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) from an accredited university
  • 5+ years of previous leadership experience
  • 5 + years supply chain, procurement or operations related experience
  • Previous experience working with suppliers (direct or indirect materials)

Top candidates will also have:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Packaging, Supply Chain, or Logistics
  • Certifications: APICS, Qualification as a CPS Support Team Leader, CPS Functional Job Role
  • Lean and 6 Sigma, Black Belt
  • Experience with the CPS RIW and Value Stream Transformation process
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working and communicating with cross-functional teams to achieve common goals
  • Experience implementing packaging solutions with suppliers (direct and/or indirect)
  • Demonstrated results in developing and deploying creative / original solutions to complex problems

Additional Information:

This position does offer relocation.

This position requires 25% or less travel.

This posting will close on June 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.


Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website


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


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Jun 2, 2020


United States