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Senior Program Management Manager



mossville, il, usa
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

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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.

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.

Job Summary:

Leads a team of project management professionals and oversees the operational functions and strategies of more complex corporate programs. Owns enterprise processes related to project management and provides resources to execute projects globally. These processes include project management, change management, agile, scaled agile framework, portfolio management, and resource management.

What You Will Do:

• Evaluating and providing guidance during the general and detailed planning stages of organizational programs; developing strategies to ensure all projects within the program are cohesive and in line with organizational goals.
• Overseeing the hiring, development and management of all project teams within the program, including both internal staff and external contractors.
• Defining, establishing and monitoring the program's project management goals.
• Collaborating with business executives on using a disciplined project management approach and coaching them on their project-related roles and responsibilities.

• Understanding project management best practices, internal and external, and driving innovation to continuously improve

Education Requirement:

Bachelor's of Science degree (or equivalent)

What Skills You Will Have:

• Uses organization's preferred budgeting software tools.
• Compares planned budgets vs. actual expenditures, identifies, reports, and explains variances.
• Works with business managers to create appropriate budget amounts.
• Participates in developing budget adjustment procedures and practices.
• Develops and manages large and important budgets.
• Evaluates past business decisions and associated budgetary considerations and impact.

Conflict Management:
• Mediates and resolves conflicts among individuals, groups, and departments.
• Practices positive collaboration and converts difficult interactions into productive ones.
• Guides participants in a conflict to rethink their current views.
• Demonstrates good judgment in deciding when to involve a third party.
• Makes parties aware of case studies of constructive and destructive conflicts.
• Surfaces disagreements in early stages.

Decision Making and Critical Thinking:
• Differentiates assumptions, perspectives, and historical frameworks.
• Evaluates past decisions for insights to improve decision-making process.
• Assesses and validates decision options and points and predicts their potential impact.
• Advises others in analyzing and synthesizing relevant data and assessing alternatives.
• Uses effective decision-making approaches such as consultative, command, or consensus.
• Ensures that assumptions and received wisdom are objectively analyzed in decisions.

• Achieves influence and impact even when holding a position contrary to the majority.
• Discards examples of persuasive arguments lacking substance or impact.
• Leads and presents collaborative assessments that persuasively influence decision makers.
• Advises on techniques to build rapport and commitment to common purpose.
• Determines and leverages the decision-making style of the individual or group being influenced.
• Delivers well-received presentations of cost, benefits, risks, and other considerations.

• Involves team in discussions focused on clarifying and improving broad commitment.
• Interprets the organization's vision for external stakeholders.
• Establishes clear expectations and accountabilities linked to the vision.
• Develops methods for effectively and consistently communicating strategy and operational goals.
• Helps managers tailor approaches for mobilizing their team around the strategy.
• Refines operational priorities over time to preserve alignment with vision

Cross-Team Integration:
• Involves key stakeholders in upfront planning efforts.
• Enlists formal and informal network contacts to improve collaboration among teams
• Generates "win-win" strategies to gain support for key initiatives from others across boundaries.
• Establishes ways to encourage teamwork across functions.
• Coaches others on best methods for performing teamwork across organizational boundaries.
• Recommends systems and technology to promote widespread collaboration.

Goal Setting:
• Sets goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, subject to feedback, and time-bound.
• Works with team to parse complex goals into manageable units.
• Advocates for continuous improvement in systems, methods, and technology for goals programs.
• Revisits targets, success criteria and other parameters as business conditions evolve.
• Communicates individual and shared accountabilities.
• Applies consistent methods for setting, cascading, aligning, and revising goals.

Planning and Organizing:
• Updates stakeholders on potential changes; re-negotiates requirements as necessary.
• Identifies the critical goals and tasks required to meet daily objectives.
• Develops contingency plans or to improve processes and to avoid problems before they occur.
• Evaluates linkages and interrelationships when prioritizing multiple responsibilities.
• Manages conflicting priorities effectively.
• Tracks the implementation of plans closely to ensure that desired outcomes are achieved.

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL; Peterborough, UK & Chennai, India.

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.

This position may require up to 25% travel.

What You Will Get:

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 wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Annual incentive bonus plan*
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)
  • 401k savings plan
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Short and long-term disability coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident, Identity Theft Protection)

*Subject to annual eligibility and incentive plan guidelines.

Final details

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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 www.Caterpillar.com/Careers.

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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 www.caterpillar.com/careers.

Posting Dates:

June 7, 2024 - June 14, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

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

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