Caterpillar, Inc. End of Life Part Clean Up Manager in Morton, Illinois

End of Life Part Clean Up Manager

Description

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The Product Support & Logistics Division currently has an opening for an End of Life Part Clean Up Manager in our Morton, IL facility. The End of Life Part Clean Up Manager is accountable for ensuring a competitive lifecycle solution for their assigned products, for the parts business results of a product or component group, with focus on improving POPS-C, parts margins, parts inventories and parts material costs. As such, incumbent will develop strategies, which includes NPI, retrofit & Reman solutions to maximize supportability and optimize the parts sales portfolio. This role will collaborate cross-enterprise with process partners to address parts challenges including but not limited to pricing, marketing, inventory & cost reduction

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

  • Responsible for parts product that have a lower volume or are less complex than what is requested for higher Salary Grades

  • Responsible for ensuring the health and profitability of the product group aftermarket parts business

  • Develop strategies for NPI seeding, inventory management, cost reduction, retrofit and Reman to maximize profitability, product supportability and optimize the parts sales portfolio

  • Works across a matrix organization with all process partners to ensure the critical aspects of the parts business are managed and parts challenges are addressed at the product group level

  • Responsible for championing the parts business to the product group and supporting organizations by providing training and strategy leadership

  • Contribute to Parts Annual Business Plan (ABP): Parts margin, parts net sales & transfers

  • POPS Growth: Strategy & growth goals for current products and NPI, further the application of intellectual property, branding, supplier agreements, retrofit, up-grades & Reman for parts growth, execute the NPI process from Gate Way (GW) L through GW7

  • Parts Inventory: Including but not limited to Parts stocking level, service level gaps, past dues, back orders, low volume & non-current parts turns

  • Margin Optimization: Including but not limited to Pricing study definition, cost reduction project definition & execution, negative margin

  • Parts Business Teams & Roundtables: Including but not limited to Engine, Hydraulics, Filters & Fluids, Low volume, etc.

  • Life cycle solution improvements: Including but not limited to customer contracts (CSA, MARC, etc) support, Builder/AMT file validation, repair option development, service efficiency & components improvement, to achieve lowest operating costs

  • Liaison with cross-enterprise partners: Parts-related impacts and decisions

  • Parts Marketing: Sales program initiation through parts marketing and distribution organizations

  • Educate & Coach Product Group team on the Parts business

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 3 years of progressively responsible job-related experience in prime/component products

  • 3 years of project management experience

  • Previous NPI or CPI experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Thorough knowledge of company products and product applications, dealer network, merchandising programs, and/or warranty practices and procedures

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required in order to deal with sensitive issues, develop others, or persuade others inside and outside the department to take specific actions

  • Ability to build strong relationships and work closely with peers and senior level leadership

  • Self-directed and self-motivated with proven results

  • Strong communication skills both written and oral

  • Deep expertise in business acumen, preferably O&E model experience

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, 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.

Job Logistics

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Morton

Unposting Date: Dec 21, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

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

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Req ID: 18000C52