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Program Developer

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Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Mar 16, 2021
Closing Date: Mar 16, 2021

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.

Job Purpose

Facilitate program and project workshops, plan development and compression sessions, plan control meetings, and other project meetings independently.  Understand and adhere to divisional and corporate governance processes (NPI, L-NPI, etc.)

Job Duties

This project management professional staff position requires an employee who is extremely experienced in Project Management tools and processes.  Included but not limited to: the ability to facilitate projects, lead chartering sessions, develop / validate network diagrams, lead integration and compression sessions.  This staff position is a recognized expert within the work group, can function as a team lead, and works independently with minimal supervision.

Specific work assignments may be as follows:  Initiate, plan, and lead program and project planning sessions.  The incumbent will function independently in leading a large, diverse program, as well as plan highly complex projects related to NPI, CPI, and CPS.    Responsibilities also include preparation and pre-work for the session, ensuring the project leader / sponsor is prepared, as well as follow up and action ownership.  The position will mentor / coach the leadership team and address leadership issues one-on-one with senior divisional and department management.  Incumbent will act proactively to mitigate issues within the team that effect program management and ensure high team engagement.

The developer must have the ability to adapt to diverse business climates.  Under the leadership of the incumbent, he/she must be able to control the planning sessions – able to stop any side bar conversations constructively, and they must be able to keep the team focused on the objectives.  On behalf of project leaders and sponsors, developer will provide input for staffing and support of programs and create accurate and detailed schedules. 

The developer position will initiate projects for any functional organization and ensure they are rapidly stable so as to successfully hand off projects to Program Coordinators.  The incumbent will also mentor, coach, and train other Program Coordinators, individual project managers, and project teams in program management processes and software. 

Interpret & communicate Voice of the Customer (VOC), Voice of Business (VOB), and Critical Customer Requirements (CCR) to develop a comprehensive Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to reduce program risk and enhance project schedule quality.  In lieu of utilizing outside consultants, this position will facilitate and lead large program planning sessions. 

Travel is required for this position, including travel outside the US.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree

12+ years of job-related experience

Project management experience

Excellent interpersonal skills

Team leadership skills

Excellent communication skills

Strong analytical and organizational skills

Top Candidates will also have

Project Management Certification such as PMP, Scrum Master, etc

College degree in a technical field

Professional training in leading and facilitating meetings

6 Sigma Black Belt

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL

Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected candidate.

This position may require up to 10% travel

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary because we value your performance.  We offer a total rewards package that provides benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

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. 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.

For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media

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

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Job Info

Mar 16, 2021

R0000017760

United States


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