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Greater Peoria, IL

Program Management Lead



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

Career Area:

Administrative 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 Program Management Lead to provide high-level support to the Earthmoving Leadership Team and work closely with the Senior Vice President (SVP) in a Chief of Staff capacity.

Role Summary: Facilitate efficient and smooth operations for the leadership team by managing a variety of business and administrative functions, while providing direct support to the SVP as needed.

Skills for Success: The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and collaborative, with outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to define risks, resolve problems and gain alignment. They will need to understand the importance of confidentiality, accountability and consistency in managing information, people, programs, and initiatives. They possess superior organization and prioritization skills, are self-motivated in the completion of their work, and have the confidence to make decisions and take initiative.

Job Duties:

  • Develop, prepare and coordinate business operational activities for Earthmoving Leadership Team, specifically accountable for ensuring initiatives, actions and priorities on behalf of the SVP are delivered.

  • Act as key point of contact in organization and across business unit partners to support a wide range of meetings, executive requests and other collaborative efforts.

  • Help identify business opportunities and practices that improve leadership operations and practices.

  • Point of contact to implement governance practices and processes for Earthmoving Strategy.

  • Evaluate problems and review possible solutions to implement.

  • Set priorities and establish a work plan to complete projects and achieve desired results.

  • Communicate effectively across product, industry, and executive leader audiences to gain understanding and acceptance of ideas and recommendations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 6+ years of progressively responsible job-related experience (i.e. project or program management, strategy development, governance and process management)

  • Project or program management experience

  • Relentless Execution - Strong change management and communication skills both written and verbal

  • Ability to partner and build relationships across matrix organization at various levels

  • Ability to adapt in a functional area and role that is high velocity and ever-evolving

  • Proficiency in Office 365 suite of tools

Top Candidates Will Also Have

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Broad business background, exposure to multiple business functions

  • Understanding and comfort working with data and insights

  • An engineering or operations background

  • Understanding of company business units, products, financial processes

  • Experience with Microsoft and project management tools (such as Azure DevOps, Microsoft Project, Excel, etc.)

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.

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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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