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Caterpillar, Inc. Cybersecurity Program Manager in East Peoria, Illinois

Career Area:

Information Technology

Job Description:

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.

At Caterpillar, a brand recognized the world over, your office could be closer than you ever realized. Caterpillar’s highly flexible work environment fosters a culture to inspire unconventional ideas to accomplish remarkable results. With life demands ever-changing, Caterpillar provides employees the autonomy to choose their work location based on their daily commitments and how/where they work most efficiently and effectively. It’s time to start building what matters most, your career!

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 Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to keep our promise to our customers, stakeholders, and employees. External threats within Cyber Security continue to mount and evolve, this role is part of the team to manage these forces. The Cyber Security Program Manager is responsible for managing one of Caterpillars business entities focused segment security program.

Job Duties:

Cyber Security Program Manager will be responsible for managing and aligning resources across the segment and aligned with GIS. We expect this role to be accountable for management of 30 moderate to high level programs. This role manages the overall portfolio for the segment and may even assist in individual security projects. The role will require driving activities and results across the distributed groups of teams that need to complete activities /projects and develop methods / standard work to stream-line team’s activities.

Specific work assignments may be as follows:

  • Plan and lead program and project planning sessions.

  • Mentor/coach the leadership team and address leadership issues one-on-one with senior divisional and department management.

  • Ability to adapt to diverse business climates.

  • Provide input for staffing and support of programs and create accurate and detailed schedules.

  • Successfully handoff project to Program Managers or Project Coordinators.

  • Mentor/train Program Manager and Coordinator positions.

  • Interpret & communicate Voice of the Customer (VOC), Voice of Business (VOB), and Critical Customer Requirements (CCR) to develop a comprehensive Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to reduce program risk and enhance project schedule quality.

  • Responsible for managing the segment security program.

  • Manages the overall portfolio and possibly even a few individual security projects.

  • Drives activities and results across the distributed groups of teams that need to complete activities /projects.

  • Develops methods / standard work to stream-line team’s activities.

  • Employee may also be responsible for performing other job duties occasionally as assigned.

Basic Requirements:

  • Position requires broad knowledge of company policies and processes, and company products and customers with direct project management experience.

  • College or university degree with a technical focus is highly desirable.

  • Six to eight years of progressively responsible job-related experience in multiple business units.

Top Candidate Will Also Have:

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

  • Strong project management skills, team leadership skills, excellent communication skills, strong analytical and organizational skills.

  • Professional training in leading and facilitating meetings is highly desired.

  • Previous Black Belt experience is a plus.

  • Additional expertise in security or cybersecurity is highly desired.

Additional Details:

  • Location: East Peoria, Illinois

  • Travel may be required for this position, including travel outside the US to support all business sectors and emerging market programs, which may include India, China, Japan, Brazil and Russia.

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 day one benefits [medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401(k)] 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 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.

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