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Caterpillar, Inc. Analytics Project Leader in Peoria, Illinois

Career Area:

Information Analytics

Job Description:

At Caterpillar, we work to help our customers build a better world. Without our team of talented, bright and driven individuals, we wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today. Now, this is your chance to join our team and do work that matters. We want you to help us enable customer success, make progress possible around the world and help our communities grow and thrive. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as an Analytics Project Leader. 

The Product Support and Logistics Division (PSLD) is one of the most innovative divisions within Caterpillar. In PSLD, as within all of Caterpillar, our priority is our customers and helping them build a better world. We touch nearly every element of the services value stream from procurement to design and manufacturing to distribution. PSLD is responsible for Aftermarket Parts Distribution of Cat Parts, Integrated Logistics, segment Procurement and the design and manufacture of Wear & Maintenance Components, e.g., Steel Products (Undercarriage and GET) and Specialty Products (Seals, Tubes & Hardware, Hose & Couplings, Fluids and Filters).

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. 

Through it all, we are one team (  – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition. 

Learn more about the Caterpillar Experience

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

Caterpillar uses quantitative techniques to solve problems for internal and external Caterpillar customers.

The principal responsibility of Analytics Project Leader is to move from being an individual contributor on analytic project teams to leading the planning and execution for such teams. He or she will form and lead teams of Data Scientists, Data Analysts, and Subject Matter Experts. As the project leader the incumbent will be responsible for managing the project charter, team and stakeholder communications, and the overall project plan and budget.

The position will include the continuation of transforming all service parts reporting to the component organization teams and leadership. Reporting has moved into Power BI and continuation in evaluating the data transformation of the reporting from SAS to Snowflake or SQL to improve the ETL process. The project leader will be managing projects for the component business groups (EVC, S&OP, Engineering, commercial, and business resources) on data and visualization needs. R&D in Analytics opportunities currently doing R&D is predictive analytics, Industry 4.0, and Web Framing to provide our customers new analytics options.

The Analytics Project Leader will:

  • Use knowledge of analytical methods and business acumen to guide cross-functional teams in the chartering and execution of analytics projects.

  • Manage 3-4 projects concurrently.

  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of Caterpillar Inc.; its products and services; its internal systems, processes, and procedures; and Service Parts Supply Chain and Parts Excellence to meet or exceed customer expectations.

  • Serve as the principal communicator with clients and internal stakeholders regarding project status.

  • Significant challenges of this position are working with people: enhancing the team’s creativity; facilitating the team’s cooperation; clearly communicating the requirements and tasks, while gaining input from the team on refinement of same; translating both verbal and non-verbal information from the customer, management and team members.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 7+ years of professional experience utilizing quantitative analysis is

  • Must demonstrate strengths in leadership, customer focus, planning and organizing, initiative, interpersonal skills, and communications.

  • PC SAS – ability to decipher existing code and produce new code, including SQL

  • Knowledge of Service Parts business processes & systems (areas such as):

  • Inventory Management – DRP

  • Procurement – purchase orders, supplier relationship

  • Customer Services – PIC, Dealer Relationship,

  • Material Availability – Expediting, Supplier Relationship

  • Understanding of current Service Parts data sources and contacts with ability to convert to new sources as they transition into Service Parts Snowflake environments

Top candidates will also have:

  • Master’s degree, in statistics, economics, mathematics, or a similar field

  • Must demonstrate strengths in leadership, customer focus, planning and organizing, initiative, interpersonal skills, and communications.

  • Snowflake – basic knowledge of structure and data extraction

  • Experience with Power BI

  • Assurance of Supply data

  • Knowledge of BIC data

Additional Information:

This position does not offer relocation.

This position requires 10% or less travel.

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 .


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

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.