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Caterpillar, Inc. Demand Team Leader - Electrification in Griffin, Georgia

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

We are building the future.

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.

Caterpillar’s Electrification & Advanced Power Solutions (E&APS) Division will focus on delivering advanced electrified power train, zero-emissions products/technologies, and the solutions and services associated with these technologies. Focus areas include batteries, fuel cells, motors, inverters, micro grid controllers, charging, energy storage systems, lifecycle solutions/services and integration of components for ePowertrain solutions across industries.

We are looking for top talent to build and scale the next generation of technologies, products, and services to help our customers build a better—more sustainable—world. We need self-motivated, intelligent, and team-oriented individuals to make our plans a reality. Individuals with high emotional intelligence, humility and openness to discovery will thrive in the teams we are building.

Join us!

Job Summary:

This role is to setup, recruit and lead and develop E&APSD orders team servicing demand from US, Canada, South America. Initially it will involve developing core processes in conjunction with the transport and logistics teams, and then leading US ERP testing and implementation prior to go live.

The Demand Team leader will then own the execution of all processes relating to order fulfilment, ensuring we have efficient, cost appropriate processes to fulfil our customers’ requirements and also driving a culture of continuous improvement as we learn and improve.

Once we are operational and stable, it is envisaged this role will pick up other projects and streams of activity as E&APSD deploys new products and business models to the market.

Job Duties and Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Working within the E&APSD Supply Chain Network management team this role will own execution of the supply chain components of the BaaS mode in North America.

  • Responsibility for identifying process improvement opportunities and failure modes and to collaborate with process design team to drive required improvements.

  • Responsible for on time shipping of battery packs to end destination stated by route to market decision.

  • Ensuring replacement componentry is on hand according to agreed buffer inventory level with product support / quality team.

  • Ownership of US ERP deployment for supply chain – to include data setup and management, end to end testing and preparation for go live.

  • The incumbent is required to work and communicate effectively with diverse, multi-functional teams in order to ensure demand signals are received from the customer, aligned to supplier schedules and any variances understood and communicated to customers.

  • Incumbent is required to take an enterprise view of supply chain planning processes and tools, as well as thorough knowledge of customer routes to market and their application, in order to coordinate the efforts of multiple teams across functions and divisions.

  • The role will be expected to support operational activities whilst we are in startup phase.

  • This role requires cross-functional work team leadership skills and communication.

  • Must be a results-oriented change agent who is an effective business systems thinker. Must be able to manage risk and ambiguity on a project.

  • The applicant will be expected to have a fundamental understanding of core end to end supply chain principles, both from reading / learning and hands on experience.

  • The role will eventually involve leadership responsibilities for the US orders team as E&APSD grows going forward.

  • Ability to become SME for Swaptimiser tool and to influence and guide ongoing development.

  • Ability to lead multiple projects to implement CI and RI process design.

Basic Requirements:

  • Supply chain experience with an understanding and experience of core supply chain concepts including material replenishment, stocking policies, MRP, inventory management, shipping, and logistics.

  • Bachelor’s degree or suitable workplace experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills

  • Excellent teamwork and leadership skills

  • Ability to engage at all levels of the business and drive positive outcomes through influencing key stakeholders.

Top Candidates May Have:

  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity – able to quickly understand problems, drive to root cause and recommend ideas and solutions to drive process development & improvement.

  • Able to understand complex problems, identify the critical factors and summarize them in plain English.

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and be flexible enough to pivot quickly to a different solution should an assumption change, or a new direction be communicated from leadership.

  • Ability to operate at multiple levels effectively – from operational to tactical to strategic.

  • Influence others and champion the right solution for the enterprise and customers, in line with Values in Action.

  • Experience of designing complex processes and experience of working in cross functional teams.

  • Experience and knowledge of CPS or lean supply chain principles, specifically those applied to pull replenishment using material replenishment tools and processes, material flow, packaging, and containerization, the corporate NPI process, facility product and engineering change control processes and throughput efficiency.

  • Project management skills (MS Project preferred).

Additional Information:

  • This position will close on 06/11/2023 at 11:59PM.

  • Travel requirements may be minimal.

  • Domestic relocation assistance is not available.

  • Visa Sponsorship is not available.

  • This position is located in Griffin, GA

  • This position is a hybrid role (3 days on-site/2 days off-site), providing flexibility and freedom to work from a location away from the office, while also enabling the opportunity to collaborate in person as needed.

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:

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 .


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.