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Strategic Business Planner

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Location: Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Date Posted: Oct 29, 2020

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Job Description


Job Duties: A strategic business planner at Caterpillar defines, maintains and adjusts the business strategy in line with the vision described by the general management, based on this, develops plans to materialize the business objectives. The incumbent will help maintain and improve competitive advantage and propose the allocation of resources to work on business priorities.


Strategic thinking is the most important skill in this role as well as a full understanding of the manufacturing operation and support areas. The person must have a very good analytical capacity with very good organizational skills. The incumbent of the role will help the business adapt to change and in this way helps the business grow.


 Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain and adjust the business strategy according to the prevailing conditions, the division strategy and the SWOT analysis
  •  Conduct and complete the SWOT analysis of the organization and connect with the business strategy
  • Evaluate and report business performance at the five levels of the organization in coordination with the BBs of each operation
  • Connect the result with the strategic plan
  • Conduct research and data analysis to support business decision making
  • Understand and maintain the business vision update
  • Develop plans to materialize the strategy and analyze business proposals
  • Investigate the competition to identify threats and opportunities and action plans
  • Evaluate the operational and strategic performance of the business
  • Align processes, resource planning and departmental goals with the business strategy
  • Provide support and vision to significant organizational changes (for example changes in strategic focus, opportunities for development of the same in new businesses)
  • Educate or support leaders in effective decision making
  • Build forecasts and analytical models
  • Analyze and monitor industry trends and market changes
  • Coordinate and ensure effectiveness in the governance process of the different controls in the business (IAAS / EHS / CQMS / FM) ensuring the concept of anticipation to avoid problems or detect them in the early stage of the problem (use of the prevention pyramid )
  • Ensure the visualization of metrics in the five levels in an agile and effective way
  • Connect the LAD plans between the five levels and their settings to have an effective process
  • Lead the KOP reviews according to the calendar ensuring that the dates are met on time
  • Coordinate and execute the calendar of the strategy process during the year
  • Coordinate and ensure the effective execution of strategic business projects
  • Report metrics in time and direct actions where there are deviations from the objective, ensuring the proper use of problem solving and closing gaps against objectives
  • Communicate changes that affect the plan
  • Coordinate business planning activities
  • Ensures the deployment of the strategic plan (Business Plan Deployment)
  • Prepare all the presentation materials required by management for reviews with clients and leaders of the organization.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Professional Career Complete
  • Knowledge in the manufacturing operation
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking skills
  • Analytical thinking with problem solving skills
  • Organization and leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Deep knowledge of Office tools (Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Access, etc.)
  • Detailed knowledge of Lean / CPS
  • Knowledge of support areas in the business (back office)
  • Use and management of the English language is required

Desirable Qualifications

  • Preferable certified black belt
  • Project Management certificate preferable

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
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Oct 29, 2020