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DATA ANALYTICS & COGNITIVE TECHNOLOGY LEAD at Caterpillar

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JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB PURPOSE

At Caterpillar, we build more than machines – our ideas and solutions can transform our customers' businesses and lives, our communities and our world. If you’re ready for leadership opportunities, meaningful responsibilities and the autonomy to pursue your passion, come join the Caterpillar team.   

 

Caterpillar’s Global Finance organization is leveraging disruptive technologies and quantitative methods to solve business opportunities, drive competitive advantages, and enhance business insight capabilities. As the Data Analytics & Cognitive Technology Lead, you will lead diverse project teams, comprised of various internal business units, data scientists, external partners, and subject matter experts to solve problems of medium to high complexity.

 

Most of these projects will be of significant complexity and will often involve efforts across many functional areas within business units and potentially across multiple divisions. The primary responsibility of this position will be to deploy machine learning forecasting capabilities across the enterprise and lead future development.

 

JOB DUTIES

Caterpillar’s Global Finance organization is focused on increasing analytics-based insights while decreasing transactional efforts. As the Data Analytics & Cognitive Technology Lead, you will play a strategic role, tasked with formulating new and creative ideas for leveraging disruptive technologies. This role includes both day-to-day initiatives and strategic vision development.

 

Key responsibilities:

 

  • Own the deployment process for advanced analytics forecasting solution
  • Lead the development of roadmap 
  • Serve as a Project Management Office (PMO) throughout the lifecycle of each project
  • Establish strong governance and principles for effective project management
  • Supervise the development of the forecasting platform – closely collaborate with Caterpillar’s internal IT and Digital organizations to ensure alignment
  • Support Sr. Data Scientist with all aspects of the solutions, including data ingestion, preparation, visualization interface, and governance
  • Manage intake of forecasting requests –  responsible and accountable for fulfilling prioritized forecasting requests
  • Act as the primary contact for the various stakeholders, external partners, and internal customers for each project
  • Serve as the principal communicator with clients and internal stakeholders regarding project status for each project
  • Define use cases and design deliverables for new initiatives
  • Support feasibility analysis on new initiatives
  • Long term: manage 3-4 projects concurrently

Key attributes:

  • Proven innovative mindset, intellectual curiosity, courage, and emotional intelligence
  • Cross-functional team player with strong problem solving and communication skills
  • Motivation to continuously learn and expand skillset on new technologies
  • Comfort in visualizing and presenting data to executives and other stakeholders in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated in-depth technical capabilities and finance knowledge
  • High-level understanding of major machine learning techniques and their real-world advantages and drawbacks

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Qualifications

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Requires a Bachelors Degree, preferably in accounting, finance, statistics, mathematics, engineering, or a similar field with quantitative coursework
  • Requires 6-8 years of professional, relevant work experience

 

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Project management skills, strong accounting knowledge, business acumen and FP&A experience
  • Knowledge of 6 Sigma, CPS, Lean Innovation techniques and disruptive technologies
  • Knowledge of Caterpillar, its products and services; its internal systems, processes, and procedures; and its relevant external influences

 

Additional Information:

 

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.

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Where we are

In the heart of Chicago's lively West Loop area, we have easy access to public transport, great bars and restaurants, and an awesome office roof deck.

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What are Caterpillar Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Caterpillar Inc. participates in local volunteer activities such as the Chase Corporate Challenge
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Caterpillar

What are some social events your company does?

Whether we’re working virtually or in-person, we are always looking for ways to have fun and grow as a team. Team dinners, coffee chats, ax throwing, chess club, and virtual happy hours are just a few of the activities we do to make work more fun and connect with colleagues around the world.

Madison

Recruiter

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

It’s amazing to be able to work in an architectural framework where we can negotiate between speed to market and a solid application – software that is well-built, well-designed, well-tested. I find this negotiation both challenging and exhilarating.

MacGregor

Lead Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

I’ve been with Caterpillar for 20 years now, and I’ve been lucky to work on teams that have different focuses. I’ve worked on everything from engineering applications to the latest and greatest digital technology applications.

Rakshan

Digital Product Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

The team should be comfortable approaching me with any kind of issue — like improving a process, getting rid of unnecessary ceremonies or something else — and know that I will address it. I believe a manager should be the first line of defense against bugs and conflicting priorities, and my team needs to know that I have their back.

Stan

Software Engineering Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

Deep learning algorithms, popularized in the past five years, allow us to scan huge volumes of data from Caterpillar's fleet of connected engines and machines for unusual patterns. We're now able to make sophisticated predictions that wouldn’t have been possible 20 years ago.

Dan

Analytics Director

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