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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Sales & Operations Planning Coordinator



Sales & Business Development, Operations
Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

The exciting world of Caterpillar’s Earthmoving Division is in search of a Sales & Operations Planning Coordinator at our Peoria, IL facility. If you are a dynamic trailblazer with exceptional performance and are focused on excellence this is a great opportunity for you to join a global leader to put your talents to the test and accelerate your career!

As a Sales & Operations Planning Coordinator, you will be responsible for the execution of the S&OP process within the product group, including providing oversight for process conformance. This role’s span of control will vary due to business differences including value stream complexity, size, the number of facilities and locations, and sourcing strategies.

Specifically in this role you can expect to:

  • Participates in the Machine Business Review, where inputs from dealers, economists and marketing occur
  • Coordinator reviews and manages that data to ensure it is correct and that demand signals, including both short and long-term forecasts are clear before provided to the next process.
  • Organizes and leads the supply meeting and the pre-S&OP meeting
  • Plays a key role in ensuring Product Groups maximize PINS, improve availability and maximize profitability
  • Make recommendations for S&OP Metrics Targets, and monitors process performance
  • Understand all indicators/metrics within the S&OP process, including industry, sales, finished goods inventory, production, commercial and factory orders and availability measures
  • Understand S&OP Process Compliance Metrics.
  • Understand how the S&OP Process will affect them, including STIP, OPACC, PINS, Margin, Availability, Finished Goods Inventory and Inventory Turns.

To be successful in this role, you must bring (Basic qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree preferable in Administration, Economy or International Business or Engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience in S&OP (Scheduling, Production Scheduling, Master Scheduling, Machine / Components Orders Management, Industrial Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing Engineering, Marketing, Sales Operations Rep, Marketing Demand/Velocity Manager or Analyst)
  • Availability up to 10% of the time

Top candidates will also bring:

  • Prior experience as a CPS Black Belt or CPS Master Black Belt highly desired

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position

ISE is not available for this position

How we support you (Employee benefits)

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career including the potential to advance your career into operations leadership and other advanced manufacturing positions. We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of a very generous yearly bonus. Additional benefits include paid vacations and paid holidays (Prorated based on hire date). Safety is a top priority at Caterpillar, we provide all necessary personal protective equipment: steel toe boots, safety glasses, hearing protection, uniform shirts, and pants.

The power of everyone

At Caterpillar, we believe that each person is unique and valued. We are committed to ensuring that our workplace is diverse and representative of the many customers we serve around the globe. Different perspectives help us achieve our best work and come together to form a high performing Caterpillar team that makes positive changes in the community where we live and work. To learn more about Caterpillar please visit:

Final details

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Relocation is available for this position.Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. 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

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

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