Cat Digital uses digital technologies to help Caterpillar Inc. customers build a better world.
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Caterpillar is a company of builders. Of problem solvers. Of innovators who want to impact the world. Our people build and design the products and services that help shape the communities where we work and live. We are building on our legacy and innovating for the next generation. One where technology-enabled services create improved outcomes for our people and the customers and communities we serve.


This is an opportunity to make an enterprise impact as part of the digital initiatives focused around our Cat Digital division. The main goal of this role is to execute within an integrated talent strategy aligned to business objectives for the Digital and Analytics functions at Caterpillar.


Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:


• Execute on the digital and analytics integrated talent strategy to deliver and drive value for business partners.

• Lead or facilitate upskilling programs to build functional capability.

• Partner with the Learning & Development Center of Excellence (COE) to deliver professional and leadership learning solutions.

• Execute programs that support cultural efforts, such as Diversity & Inclusion priorities and Employee Insights.

• Apply strategic workforce plan, succession planning, talent acquisition, professional/technical & leadership development and total rewards, to drive talent outcomes.

• Understand both internal and industry talent market and trends, use internal talent insights and build talent pipeline and organization capability. 

• Human capital effectiveness, diversity and inclusion, and employee engagement strategies - deploy and embed our strategy, purpose and leadership attributes.

• Organizational design and implementation of optimal organization aligned to meet business objectives.  

• Consults with business leaders on ways to improve business effectiveness and operational improvements in alignment with the business model and leadership attributes.

• Manages projects across a global team – providing HR/Talent expertise and consultation to the business and HR colleagues. 


*Flexibility with working across time zones as required.



Basic Qualifications:


• Bachelors level degree 

• 5+ years of progressive human resource experience with a blend of experience across HR business partner and talent roles. 

• A proven track record of creating vison/strategy and translating into operational execution in Human Resource/Talent roles. 


Top candidates may also have:


• Master’s level degree

• General understanding of industry products, experience working with business partners and employees in a manufacturing as well as professional environment.

• Awareness and expertise in a variety of human resources areas.

• Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills at all levels in the organization. 

• Systems thinker, understanding connections and integration points through the entire talent management lifecycle.

• Strong project and process management skills.

• Able to analyze data quickly and thoroughly and provide sound business recommendations based on data.

• Digital acumen



Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website 

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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.

Technology we use

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What are Caterpillar Perks + Benefits

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
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) 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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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