JOB DUTIES: Reporting to the incumbent are internal and contracted resources at various levels. This position directs the work efforts of professional and technical employees and contracted resources that develop, execute and/or train others in the support of Hardware Asset Management. The incumbent provides guidance to ensure customer quality needs are met, makes efficient use of available information technology and must be aware of I/S technology trends to ensure Governance processes support the enterprise in the management of software. Anticipates potential governance difficulties related to changing industry trends, identifies alternatives and recommends the best solutions. One key role for the incumbent is that of change agent related to Asset Management Governance.
The incumbent is the primary provider of communications to staff, helps manage the technical training and development of staff, assists in career development planning including responsibility for the motivation of staff to meet objectives, formal performance evaluation of staff and is accountable for accomplishment of group objectives.
Contributes to improvement in system efficiency, costs, and quality and works closely with IS management, Business Managers, Division Managers and customer management in selecting projects and keeping them informed of progress and major problems. Works closely with the systems architects to explore alternatives and contributes to system evolution. Provides input to staffing decisions, counsels staff and may serve on special projects and committees. Participates in the objective setting and business planning process and assists with cost containment and improvement, efficient use of resources and customer satisfaction. The incumbent develops well- prepared action plans for the current year and has a clear sense of what needs to be achieved in the year to come. Limited travel may be required.
BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE: This position requires a relevant degree and/or 9-12 years of progressively complex experiences. Previous technical and managerial experience in Caterpillar applications or infrastructure with a broad background in one or more of the following: Asset or License management, Vendor Management, Purchasing or Auditing.
The Hiring Manager sits in Illinois but location is flexible and can be remote within a North America time zone.
Caterpillar 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; 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.