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Caterpillar, Inc. Demand & Order in Santa Catarina, United States

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:



This role develops and recommends production, attachment, and inventory schedules and order fulfillment activities for the facility.


Facility Annual Sales: Up to $1B


This position is responsible for preparing order schedules to fulfill product orders from the facility.

Monitors the production plan and modifies as needed to maintain acceptable product availability and inventory levels. Supports data collection and analysis of actual results against business variables of the RBM forecasts such as sales to users, orders, shipments and factory and dealer inventory. Assists in the development of a plan and business case for critical review by Product Managers, materials, factory managers and marketing subsidiaries, explaining why this plan provides the best compromise to conflicting objectives. Adjusts RBM forecast for supply constraints such as machinery, equipment, manpower, etc.

Supports the global S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) process and attends meetings with marketing subsidiaries on a monthly basis acting as SME. Supports data gathering for analysis of industry and dealer trends and helps assess risks and opportunities. 6 Sigma training is a key attribute to this position as worldwide historical statistics on sales

Supports data gathering to provide availability administration including demand management, special order programs, responding to critical deals, quoting delivery for large projects, etc. Helps prepare scheduling proposals to accommodate special situations such as strike hedge plans or reviewing costs and consequences of layoffs, carrying inventory, using plant shutdowns, etc.

Supports oversight and analysis and development of complex attachment forecasts utilizing the latest tools available to compensate for changes in dealer ordering behavior. Monitors attachment inventory daily and develops schedules to achieve inventory turns goals while maintaining good availability on key attachments to compensate for order changes and diversions from stock inventory.

Minimal travel required


•Knowledge / understanding of 6 Sigma project management principles

•CPS Functional Job Role Qualified

•APICS CPIM or CSPC National Certification highly desired

•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

•College or university degree related to Supply Chain, or equivalent experience, is required

•Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, organization and communication skills

•Thorough understanding of company policies and procedures

•Solid product knowledge


•Experience in scheduling highly desired

•Knowledge of prime products and attachments

•Familiarity with company manufacturing facilities, processes, equipment and processes

All qualified individuals, including women, are encouraged to apply

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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.