Transportation

Transportation Specialist

As a project leader, you will focus on improvement of transportation flows of Caterpillar prime products from worldwide origins to our dealers and customers in North, West and East Africa. The main focus will be to build a close relationship with our African dealers to become the voice of the customer inside Caterpillar. This role will execute projects to improve total supply chain cost & time, improve visibility, increase knowledge on shipments into African continent and ultimately, improve customer satisfaction which require a deep level of coordination across multiple functional areas.

As a project leader, you will focus on improvement of transportation flows of Caterpillar prime products from worldwide origins to our dealers and customers in North, West and East Africa. The main focus will be to build a close relationship with our African dealers to become the voice of the customer inside Caterpillar. This role will execute projects to improve total supply chain cost & time, improve visibility, increase knowledge on shipments into African continent and ultimately, improve customer satisfaction which require a deep level of coordination across multiple functional areas.

Key Job functions include but not limited to:

  • Lead projects and initiate, implement, monitor and measure process improvements that will enable to improve transportation flows for African dealers
  • Provide logistics expertise to our African dealers and internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplined resources within Caterpillar at all origins and dealerships
  • Manage proactive communication within the Business Unit, Supply Chain Partners, Facility Operations, Product Groups and dealers on identified process defects and improvements

 

Requirements

Education:  Master’s degree or equivalent experience (professional experience in Logistics: 5-10 years).
Strong business acumen and financial, supply chain and project management background.
Knowledge of International/domestic transportation operations, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, modelling.

6 Sigma/Lean/Kaizen experience is a plus. Team player with good interpersonal skills necessary to interface with Cat dealers, numerous CAT supply chain partners (Procurement, Plants, Scheduling & Orders, Business support, Finance Rep’s, Velocity Rep’s, Industry Rep’s, Product Groups, origin transportation analyst) and external service providers such as Freight Forwarders, Trucking Companies, Rail, Air providers.

Available to business travel (estimated travel 20%). The incumbent sets priorities and establishes a work plan in order to complete broadly defined assignments and achieve desired results. Problem-solving skills with respect to systems and correct procedural inaccuracies. Have strong analytic capabilities, knowledge of analytics software (Tableau, …) is a plus. Possess very good communication skills – both written and verbal in English and French, Dutch is an asset – and excellent active listening skills.
Be able to work effectively at all levels in the organization.