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2021 Leadership & Technical Development Program– Procurement

Location: East Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 21, 2020

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For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc., has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets.


Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.


Caterpillar's Procurement Leadership and Technical Development Program (LTDP) is a three-year rotational program designed to accelerate development of entry-level talent and provide a solid foundation for meeting challenges within the Purchasing function of Supply Chain.  Being part of the LTDP team offers you a broad exposure to Caterpillar, presents diverse project responsibilities, engages you in a global team, provides cross-functional job experiences and includes valuable networking opportunities with all levels of Caterpillar leadership. This program provides the foundation for future success of Caterpillar's procurement specialists and technical professionals.


Caterpillar's Procurement Track is focused on building technical competencies for managing Caterpillar's Supplier Relationship Management, Supply Chain Integration and Procurement functions. This opportunity advances your development and training with a focus on the technical aspect of procurement, manufacturing, quality, supplier management and operations supervision. At the successful completion of the three-year program, procurement professionals are placed into permanent positions within the Procurement function at Caterpillar Inc.


Professionals within the program will complete three 12-month rotations, which are defined based on business needs.  You must be willing to travel and relocate to any participating facility in North America upon hire and throughout each rotation while in the program.



Applicants will be considered for positions throughout the United States.


At Caterpillar, you build what matters – whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships or new digital technologies.  There are big jobs to be done worldwide – building critical infrastructure, bolstering local economies, meeting the demand for energy – and that work is powered by our people.


Every single Caterpillar employee moves our company forward. Piece by piece, part by part, person by person. Together we create sustainable, world-changing solutions that impact lives around the globe. Join our winning team and help build a better world.




If you are interested in applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts, to your application. 

Required Qualifications:
  • Currently attending a 4-year accredited university/college or have completed a minimum Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operations Management, Business Management or Business degree with emphasis in Supply Chain
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8/4.0 scale (no rounding)
  • Graduation date between May 2020 – June 2021 
  • Relevant internship or work experience in functional field or in a manufacturing environment
  • Leadership experience
  • Must be willing to relocate and travel accordingly
  • Flexible to shift and hours

Desired skills:
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong technical skills

Additional Information:

  • Must have a graduation date of May 2020 through June 2021

  • Must be willing to work 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift

  • Must be willing to relocate

  • Must be willing to travel as requested

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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Oct 21, 2020


United States

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