Transportation Specialist

Caterpillar Morton, IL
Caterpillar's legacy of industry leadership dates back to 1925. We have a global footprint with product in more than 180 countries. Caterpillar is a Fortune 50 company that makes up the most diverse product line in the industry with more than 300 products. We work in industries that provide long-term economic value: commodities (mining, oil and gas); infrastructure (heavy construction, rail, paving, quarry and aggregate); and building construction (residential, commercial, standby power, industrial engines and forestry).

At Caterpillar you will have global exposure and opportunities, deep employee and leadership development resources and a compelling career path to make it possible to have the flexibility and excitement of a diverse career without needing to "start over" at a new company. Even while building deep expertise in one function, our employees can experience different career opportunities by moving between our many business units, locations and product lines throughout their career.

The Product Support & Logistics Division currently has an opening for a Transportation Specialist located in our Morton, IL facility. This position will be a member of the Strategic Planning & Control (SP&C) team within Logistics Procurement. This role will be an analyst on the SP&C Team responsible for project management, supporting strategy development, implementing new procedures, and focusing on continuous improvement with respect to sourcing activities for Logistics Procurement. The team scope is global and includes support of all domestic and international transportation modes, warehousing, packaging, and 3rd party logistics. The SP&C team scope also includes the development of processes and procedures for technology implementation (defining requirements, road mapping future state development, liaising with IT developers).

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

* Responsible for Strategic Planning initiatives within a Logistics Procurement Category

* Drive annual global logistics sourcing strategy development and review process.

* Champion execution against global plan to develop and maintain standards relating to contracts, rates, approvals and supplier relationship processes.

* Determine optimal way to complete job assignments in order to achieve desired results.

* Support E-Commerce initiatives for Global Logistics Procurement

* Lead Logistics Procurement management of Transformation Projects to Reduce Logistics Services and Packaging Costs

* Manage department-wide projects and drive execution to accomplish division level goals

Thousands of Caterpillar employees come into work every day. While they perform their daily tasks, they're really contributing to the work of a powerful global team. At Caterpillar, we know that innovation happens step-by-step, piece-by-piece, person-by-person. Everyone has a vital role to play at our organization. Modest, small projects can grow and evolve into groundbreaking, world-changing technologies, machines, services and more through collaboration and teamwork in a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Caterpillar couldn't be the company it is today without the men and women who shape it by producing their best work. Because employees power the success of Caterpillar, the company is committed to empowering the success of the employees. When employees win, so does Caterpillar.

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree from a college or university preferably in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain, or similar field

* 3 years of experience in transportation, packaging, or warehousing/distribution

* Experience leading transformative projects in the Supply Chain and Logistics areas such as competitive sourcing projects and process improvement initiatives

* Advanced Excel Capability (pivot tables, VBA, etc.)

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

* Strong technical skills

* Advanced Degree such as Master of Science/Engineering, Master of Business Administration (MBA) or similar

* Comfortable gathering, interpreting, and presenting data to high-level management

* Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

* Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website

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