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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Strategic Program Manager



Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

Career Area:

Marketing / Sales / Product Support

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.

Caterpillar’s Earthmoving Division is hiring a Strategic Program Manager to develop, rollout and execute a governance approach that supports the overarching Earthmoving Division strategy.

Job Summary: Utilizing effective program execution processes and tools, this person will be responsible for ensuring cross-functional teams develop plans, and track and drive progress. The role will develop a deep understanding of processes and business needs to lead teams through a consistent approach to execute on key programs and initiatives, while providing high-level progress reporting to senior leadership.

Job Duties

  • Gather data of current processes or gaps, conduct stakeholder interviews and provide input for the division on best practices, process efficiencies and program management opportunities.

  • Work with all levels of management to define and track key strategic milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated strategy execution plan.

  • Help deliver on business strategies through the facilitation or leadership of projects of small to medium size, visibility, and complexity levels. This position may lead cross-functional initiatives as well as targeted improvement projects in specific business and functional areas.

  • Communicate program measures of success to include plans, status, issues and risks in a timely manner to team members, and stakeholders. Gather and apply lessons learned for continuous improvement.

  • Act as an advisor or consultant to senior management. External contacts include various business partner contacts on a worldwide basis.

Required Qualifications

  • 4-year college or university degree

  • Extensive experience (8+ years) developing and executing program and project governance.

  • Experience communicating and partnering with senior leadership effectively.

  • Change Management skills.

  • Self-starter with excellent time management, organization and prioritization skills.

  • Advanced proficiencies in Microsoft Office tools (PowerPoint, Word, Microsoft Projects, Excel).

Top Candidates Will Also Have (Desired Qualifications)

  • Six Sigma, Lean and or Agile methodology experience.

  • Knowledge in strategy development and execution.

  • Strong listening and communication skills essential to convey the value to execute and sustain change.

  • Comfortable raising questions, issues, objections and ideas in a professional manner at all levels of the organization.

  • An engineering or operations background.

  • Strong business acumen with proven ability to learn quickly.

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to collaborate with people from many different backgrounds, cultures and levels within and outside the organization.

How We Support You (Employee Benefits)

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of a yearly bonus. Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Your Work Shapes the World

At Caterpillar, we believe each person is unique and valued, and 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 communities where we live and work.

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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