Strategy & Planning Director

Job title: Strategy & Planning Director

Company: Caterpillar

Job description: Career Area: Finance

Job Description:

The Business Segment:
The Energy & Transportation segment is primarily responsible for supporting customers using reciprocating engines, turbines, diesel-electric locomotives, integrated systems and solutions, and related parts across industries serving oil and gas, power generation, industrial and marine applications as well as rail-related businesses.

The Business Unit:
The Electric Power Division (EPD) has manufacturing locations with thousands of employees. We design, build, and deliver electric power generation products and solutions under the Cat, MWM, FG Wilson and Olympian brands.

The Opportunity:
The Strategy and Planning Director (internally labeled Manager) will work with business leaders across EPD as a proven business strategy leader. Reporting to the Vice President – Electric Power Division, you will work across the business unit at a global level, leveraging your business strategy consultancy experience to lead teams on specific projects. You’ll provide strategic consulting and oversight to the execution of EPD’s strategy, with emphasis on using the Operating & Executing Model to drive decision-making that creates improvement in business performance. You will provide strategic leadership to the most impactful projects and corporate processes that pertain to positioning EPD for long-term success. You will have the passion to grow your career at Caterpillar and either step into a Product Manager, General Manager or move into Enterprise Strategy team.

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

Positioning EPD and the enterprise for long-term success.

Structuring and solving business problems, collaborating and coordinating with a range of internal stakeholders to make recommendations on a wide range of business issues.

Developing rigorous, fact based, quantitative analysis to support recommendations, ensuring strategic and financial soundness and alignment for any recommendations.

Working closely with cross-functional and management teams on strategic projects, bringing timely and useful insight and analytical support.

Communicating recommendations to senior management, other executive, functional, or regional staff and management in a clear, concise and impactful way.

Developing business cases in support of M&A and asset acquisition targets as required.

Providing support in establishing and executing an annual strategic planning process with the Executive team, EPD business unit and functions.

Developing formal documentation of Corporate Strategy processes, as well as process monitoring and improvement.

Travel estimated at 25-30%

Basic Qualifications:

Experience in responsible job-related experience are typically required

An MBA, Master’s or advanced degree is required (ideally in business, finance or engineering)

Prior experience with a top tier strategy consulting firm

Business Corporate Strategy

Expert level of strategic analysis, problem solving, business acumen and governance background

A global background and global mentality

Proven team leadership experience, either in corporate setting or through client engagements

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

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

A strong background in heavy industrials or energy

Experience from a top strategy consulting firm combined with experience implementing strategy into action (either as part of that work or in a corporate setting)

Change management experience is highly desirable

Ability to set bold goals, strategies to achieve those goals, and turn strategies into action

Exceptional leadership and networking skills

Ability to build consensus

Ability to simplify complex information and develop clear communications and presentation materials to a variety of audiences

Executive presence/comfort with command of excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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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 .

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Domestic Relocation is available for this position if eligible.

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply. Relocation is available for this position.

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

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Expected salary:

Location: Griesheim, Hessen – Dubai

Job date: Sun, 09 Jan 2022 01:07:03 GMT

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