Communications Specialist


Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you'rejoining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don'tjust talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

At Caterpillar, we're working to help our customers build a better world. We wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today without the exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people who get the job done. This is your chance to help us make progress possible around the world – for our customers, for growing communities, and for every member of our team. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as a Communications Representative in the Peoria, Illinois area.

Position Details

Communications Specialist
Central and Southern Illinois
Peoria, IL

Product Support and Logistics Division

We’re committed to our customers, who build a better world with our products, services, and solutions. We understand and show the value of why they should always choose us. We’re exploring new ideas and opportunities – innovating to discover the breakthroughs necessary for tomorrow’s growth.

And we are one team – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.

As a communications representative, you’ll work directly with leaders to build and execute creative communication plans and strategies; support website strategy, design, and content management; create compelling visual communications and presentations; plan and execute divisional events and more.

Our work environment is friendly, team-oriented, fast-paced, and constantly changing. If you want to help us do the work that helps our customers build a better world, apply!

What you will do:

  • Build and execute creative internal and external communication strategies for Caterpillar’s Product Support and Logistics community. 
  • Own, develop, and manage several communication vehicles including electronic newsletters, division website, and SharePoint sites, videos, PowerPoint presentations, and more. 
  • Assist with high-profile initiatives and engage with business partners. 
  • Leverage and embrace technology to find new and creative ways to reach key audiences. 
  • Develop innovative processes/methods to best use resources or technology to deliver quality work. 
  • Provide communications support for varying levels of leadership, including Group President/CFO, Divisional VP, Directors, and more. 
  • Ability to function in a team environment on various project teams aimed at providing strategic solutions to the business.

What you will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, or related field. 
  • 3 or more years of communications-related experience. 
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and SharePoint. 
  • Demonstrated skills in graphic design and visual communications. 
  • Experience editing videos-adding graphics, sound, transitions, etc. 

Additional Skills:

  • Strong written communication and strategic thinking skills.
  • Understanding of change management principles with the ability to influence the adoption of strategic initiatives through effective communication.
  • Ability to simplify information for communication to a broad, international audience.
  • Strong project management, teamwork, and creative thinking skills.
  • Sense of urgency, ability to quickly prioritize, and excellent interpersonal skills with all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in Adobe CC applications such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, etc.

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