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Senior Strategy Manager

Location: Deerfield, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 12, 2020

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About Us:
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.

With 102,300 employees and 2019 sales and revenues of $53.8 billion, we are the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Our company principally operates through its three primary segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

We are a Fortune 100 corporation with 110 production facilities of which 60 are located outside the US, and we have 165 dealers serving customers in 191 countries. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), including both the World and North America indices. This marks the 20th time Caterpillar has been included in the DJSI.

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Enterprise Strategy:
The Enterprise Strategy consists of key enterprise functions including Strategy, Venture Capital (VC) and others. The team leads strategy formulation for Caterpillar’s Executive Office and business units, as a trusted internal advisor, delivering high impact project work, besides supporting the company’s innovation and venture capital investments - globally. 

Position Summary:
As a part of the Enterprise Strategy group, the Senior Strategy Manager (internally labeled Manager) will support the development and internal alignment of enterprise and business strategies, covering a variety of topics from technology strategies, competitive response, growth, finance, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), venture capital, and enterprise initiatives.  Given the global and diverse nature of Caterpillar’s business, this role will tackle some of most challenging strategic issues and opportunities facing Caterpillar – and receive significant executive leadership exposure along the way. This position has a track record of growth given the investment into skills-development that go into this role and executive leadership exposure.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: 
  • Lead teams in identifying and delivering actionable insights and recommendations on global, cross-functional strategic projects to enterprise and business unit executives; or independently identify and deliver insights and recommendations on the aforesaid topics with a high level of quality and synthesis
  • Provide leadership in analyzing quantitative and qualitative data with a structured approach, identify and synthesize insights, and communicate strategic recommendations across several areas, including technology, finance, growth, M&A, VC, customer segmentation, and digital; or independently conduct analysis with a high level of quality and synthesis
  • Develop strategic scenarios based on customer trends, industry disruptions, competitive actions, current strategies, and internal capabilities, and present to executive teams for deliberation and high-quality resolution
  • Exhibit thought leadership and hypothesis focus in identifying problem statements, structured methodologies, and storylines for projects. Support strategy directors and senior management by providing thought leadership on strategic issues, options and opportunities, and positively influence outcomes
  • Build relationships and discern personal/organizational sensitivities to develop good working partnerships with key leaders. Be able to effectively navigate a large organization through a mix of credibility and low self-orientation
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members at various levels of seniority. Show executive presence and top down communication when presenting to senior leaders
  • Possess strong verbal and written presentation abilities including story-telling, to communicate complex strategic topics in easy to understand ways
  • Work on unstructured, complex issues, showing expertise in breaking them down to manageable phases, organizing teams, and driving towards deliverables and recommendations.  Exhibits extreme tolerance for ambiguity and an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Travel as needed both domestically and occasionally internationally (~20%)


Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in business administration, economics, finance, science, engineering or mathematics
  • Minimum 8+ years of overall professional experience, or minimum 2-3 years in management consulting or a strategy related role; analysts, associates, engagement managers/project leaders in reputed consulting firms, and finance professionals with strong exposure to strategic decision making (investment banking/management, private equity, etc.) are welcome to apply

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • MBA or Master's degree, and/or strategy experience in reputed firms
  • Interpersonal skills, growth mindset, self-motivated, effective communicator, responsive, and the ability to handle ambiguity

The preferred location for this role is Deerfield, IL. We will provide relocation assistance & services to those that are eligible.

Additional Information:

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

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

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. 

Successful candidates will be asked to formally apply via the Caterpillars Careers website when the position is publicly posted.

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Oct 12, 2020


United States