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Business Resource Manager

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Location: Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Nov 1, 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.

For more information, visit www.cat.com and  www.caterpillar.com.


The Position:
The Enterprise Cost & Business Analysis (EC&BA) Business Resource Manager is responsible for providing investment governance and analysis for Caterpillar investments in organic and inorganic opportunities as well as lead the team responsible for enterprise costing methodology and processes.  These investments include areas such as New Product Introduction, footprint, aftermarket and services and M&A (e.g. acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and venture capital).  This position provides leadership for Investment Governance and product costing procedures including formal approval processes and adherence to enterprise requirements for documentation.  This position will report to the Head of of Corporate Development and manage a team of approximately 15-20 people with direct management employees.

This leader exercises due diligence to ensure Caterpillar procedures and processes are adhered to related to investment governance and enterprise costing. They provide partnership, counsel and support to the business Segments and Divisions to support Caterpillar Investment Methodology and product costing is consistently applied across the enterprise. 

Key results: Ensuring compliance with Caterpillar Enterprise Procedures and Investment Analysis Methodology, optimization of short and long-term value creation and profitability, a strong enterprise focus to deliver Caterpillar goals, and strong engagement with business divisions to support initiatives 

Job Duties:

  • Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: 
  • Providing financial analysis support for M&A activities
  • Supporting enterprise wide improvement initiatives and providing support
  • Providing financial analysis support for aftermarket initiatives
  • Ensuring business proposals align with resource allocation and supports Business Division strategies to maximize Operating Profit After Capital Charge growth
  • Providing leadership, guidance, counsel and support for all critical finance functions in the business unit including: Monthly accounting and financial reporting
  • Analyzing and critiquing information for conformance with US and local GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), corporate guidelines and reasonability levels, ensuring financial reporting integrity is always maintained
  • Managing the Investment Analysis process, which includes the methodology creation and governance for all business proposals (Enterprise Procedure 5:04)
  • Ensuring a strong and effective internal control environment is in place and adequately documented and tested
  • Working effectively with various Division CFOs and Business Divisions on investment analysis, business proposals and accounting inquiries
  • Annual business plan, monthly rolling business management, long term forecast associated with EOR/SRC (Executive Office Review/Strategic Review Conference), volume flexibility planning, and incentive compensation plans
  • Strategy planning process, including long-term strategic development, quarterly strategic assessments and short-term tactical planning to ensure growth and financial success
  • Funding, treasury and tax strategy, transaction and issue support
  • Leading the process for Post Implementation Assessments related to business proposals
  • Responsible for commercial activities such as purchasing, sales to external customers, working with service providers and/or responsibility for making design changes for customers. 
  • Managing the cost accounting process, which includes the methodology creation and governance for enterprise cost methodology
  • Leading, developing and training Enterprise Cost Business Analyst team members
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Travel 10-20%

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Finance, Accounting of Business Administration
  • Requires a strong background in financial accounting, reporting and analysis, cost accounting, and budget development
  • Minimum of 13 years’ experience in progressive job-related experience 
  • Strong experience with reviewing financial and cash flow analysis
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills are required in order to deal with sensitive issues, develop others, or persuade others inside and outside the department to take specific action.

Top Candidates Will Also Have:
  • CPA or CMA strongly preferred 
  • Strong experience involving technical accounting and reporting issues
  • Knowledge of the Caterpillar organization, its products, policies and procedures is also desired
 
The preferred location for this role is Peoria, IL. We are providing relocation assistance for those 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 www.caterpillar.com/careers.

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.

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Nov 1, 2020

200005TZ

United States