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Production Scheduler

Company: Caterpillar, Inc.
Location: Decatur
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

**Career Area:**
Manufacturing & Supply Chain
**Job Description:**
**Your Impact Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.**
When you join Caterpillar, you are 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 dont 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.
**Job Description:**
At Caterpillars Decatur, IL facility, we manufacture large mining and construction equipment. In this role as a Production Scheduler, you will report to the Master Scheduling Manager and will be primarily responsible for developing and managing a production scheduling process that is innovative and promotes maximization of efficiency. As a member of the supply chain team, you will need to have a growth mindset, promote continuous improvement, and help build a defect-free culture at Decatur, IL. We have a fabulous team that does some of the most exciting work at Caterpillar, and we cant wait for you to join the team!
**What you will do:**
+ Develops production plan to accommodate customer demand within practical production capabilities and balances the often conflicting objectives of employment stability, efficient manufacturing and appropriate inventory levels to achieve optimum costs.
+ Develops schedules for each prime product configuration, attachments and related products.
+ Monitors external issues which impact on scheduling concerns.
+ Develops availability and inventory strategies that satisfy product needs of the Annual Business Plan (ABP) shipment forecast.
+ Assists facility supply chain leaders in developing inventory strategies to reconcile fluctuating demand and the need for factory stability while minimizing inventory investment.
+ Monitors the production plan and modifies as needed to maintain acceptable product availability and inventory levels.
+ Collects, monitors and analyzes actual results against business variables of the ABP forecasts such as sales to users, orders, shipments and factory and dealer inventory.
+ Develops a plan for critical review by Product Managers, materials, factory managers and marketing subsidiaries, explaining why this plan provides the best solutions given conflicting objectives.
+ Adjusts ABP forecast for supply constraints such as machinery, equipment, manpower, etc.
+ Leads and provides support for a project team working with Supply Chain Performance and Planning groups at facilities and the Global Supplier Constraint Management Team to ensure robust capacity and constraint management is used in the development of master production plans.
+ Allocates product in short supply based on margin, forecasts, large project requirements, special customers, etc.
+ Provides subject matter expertise to project teams addressing supply constraints, performing impact analysis and data.
+ Reviews scheduling activities for commercial entity products not scheduled at facility to ensure schedules are consistent with product strategies.
+ Develops phase in/phase out schedule plans for New Product Introduction.
+ Provides leadership, training and coaching to Scheduling Analysts.
**What you will have:**
+ Bachelors degree in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, or Business
+ 2+ years' experience in Supply Chain
+ 6+ years' experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, or Business in lieu of degree
**Top Candidates will also have:**
+ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
+ Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, organization and communication skills
+ Highly skilled with Microsoft Office such as Excel
+ Knowledge / understanding of 6 Sigma project management principles
+ CPS Functional Job Role Qualified
+ Thorough understanding of company policies and procedures
+ Solid product knowledge
+ Knowledge of prime products and attachments
+ Familiarity with company manufacturing facilities, processes, equipment and processes
**Additional Information:**
The primary location for this position is Decatur, IL
Domestic relocation assistance is not available
This position may require 5% travel
Sponsorship is **not** available
**This posting will close at midnight on May 24, 2023**
**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 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:**
Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.
_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_ _._
For more information, visit To connect with us on social media, visit
EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
Theres 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 employees contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar weve built.

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