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Caterpillar, Inc. Supply Chain Planning Analyst 2 in Decatur, Illinois

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

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.


Caterpillar’s Surface Mining and Technology Division is currently seeking a Supply Chain Planning Analyst for its Decatur, IL facility. In this role you will be responsible for facility performance levels to corporate targets for improved order-to-delivery results. You will lead efforts to develop and implement the Plan for Every Part (PFEP) and improved throughput efficiency.

Job Duties

Developing and implementing supply chain processes for manufacturing areas to ensure proper material flow from receipt to point of use.

Developing and maintaining the PFEP for 2,000 – 5,000 part numbers across manufacturing value streams.

Documenting processes, standard work, and PFEP into various planning tools.

Supporting the design and implementation of material packaging and container solutions for the facility.

Supporting performance efforts of manufacturing areas through continuous improvement processes, incident investigations and RCCA, resolving systemic supply chain related problems, etc.

Supporting cross-functional teams to improve Safety, Quality, Velocity, and Cost metrics.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or 5+ years of Supply Chain experience

Proficient in Microsoft Office – Excel, PowerPoint, Word

Top Candidates will also have

Advanced Microsoft Office skills including Microsoft Access experience and creating macros across the different Office platforms

Experience with the Caterpillar Production System, Six Sigma, Rapid Improvement Workshops, and Value Stream Transformation processes

Experience in the development and deployment of Supply Chain processes

A background in Supply Chain, Manufacturing/Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Inventory Management, Material Requirements Planning, Demand Management and/or Logistics

Additional Information

The location for this position is Decatur, 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 .

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

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.