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Caterpillar, Inc. Transportation Analyst III in Pontiac, Illinois

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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.

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 Summary:

Manages the Transportation Service Provider services provided by Caterpillar contracted service providers for the shipment of Caterpillar components and machines domestically and overseas.

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

  • Scope, design, operate, day-to-day services and implement transportation service solutions.

  • Coordinate problem resolution with Caterpillar facilities and approved Service Providers with regards to transportation services.

  • Identify, develop, and administer the implementation of improved transportation methods that support Caterpillar's cost and service objectives and goals, to ensure best results for Caterpillar and Cat Dealer organizations.

  • Incumbent identifies, develops, leads and executes the implementation of transportation projects that support Caterpillar's cost and service objectives, to ensure best results for Caterpillar.

  • Identifies, investigates, and resolves problems with shipments to ensure accurate and on-time delivery to facilities, and develops initiatives to improve service and lower cost.

  • Manages the performance of these Service Providers through Key Performance Indicators to meet cost and service performance expectations from Caterpillar facilities, Suppliers and Distribution Centers. Identifies, analyzes, develops, and implements improved transportation methods that support Caterpillar's quality, velocity and cost objectives.

  • Identifies areas of possible cost savings or improvements in service, associated with the contracted Service Providers.

  • Coordinates impact analysis and implementation of cost-effective solutions with Providers.

  • To coordinate and provide expertise for various GSND Logistics regional and global transportation modeling and management projects to support internal and external Clients.

  • Provides complex transportation analysis by utilizing specific tools and advice to direct supervisor and groups within and outside the incumbent’s work area.

  • Responsible to initiate and execute transportation cost improvements within the business unit.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a college or university degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in Transportation and/or Logistics.

  • Experience in and/or equivalent knowledge of various Operating, Distribution, Transportation, Contracting, and Traffic in Supply Chain Logistics.

  • Experience in PROFORMA/Global Trade Compliance required.

  • Experience with FOM required.

  • Strong understanding of international supply chain, both physical flow and data flow including ocean carriers, air carriers, truck carriers, rail carrier’s freight forwarders, and Customs brokers.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel both inside and outside the Company and must have analytical skills.

  • PC skills are a must and the Job Holder must be well organized, a self-motivated and can multitask against multiple deadlines.

  • Excellent human relations skills are required to co-ordinate activities, change processes, identify improvements and cost saving ideas with service providers, internal and external Clients.

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • A working knowledge of a rate management systems and/or procurement tools such as Pelyco and/or GT Nexus or Paralegal skills are desired.

  • Personal computer skills and familiarity with various transport & network design software packages (i.e. i2, CAST) may be required.

  • Facility in a foreign language would be a benefit.

Additional Information:

  • This position will close on 1/30/22 at 11:59pm.

  • This position is located in Pontiac, IL.

  • This position will require up to 10% travel.

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

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

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.