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Data Scientist III / Senior Data Scientist

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Location: Morton, IL, United States
Date Posted: Sep 20, 2019

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The Product Support & Logistics Division currently has an opening for a Data Scientist III/Senior Data Scientist located in Morton, IL. This position is part of our Parts Inventory Collaboration program where Caterpillar is working closely with our dealers on managing inventory and service levels and assisting with related supply chain projects.  This is a technical position, with focus on two main areas: 1) optimizing the dealer inventory management system dials and processes using system simulation tools, and 2) conducting research and data analytics projects to find and develop improved methods of determining optimal settings and / or demand forecasts.

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

  • Detailed analysis of dealers’ data and processes
  • Creating recommendations to increase inventory efficiency and drive higher customer satisfaction through increased order fulfillment rates

  • Managing multiple concurrent dealer simulations while working closely with dealer PIC Consultants to understand dealer limitations and expectations

  • Communication of simulation and analysis results with dealership inventory control team

  • Effectively utilizing dealer feedback to adjust recommendations if necessary

  • Lead and/or Support research and data analytics projects relating to supply chain optimization, On Time In Full order fulfillment, Lost Sales, OLGA, NPI, Connected Assets, etc.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of Aftermarket parts experience in functional areas related to supply chain management or logistics

  • Previous programming experience (SAS, Python, Tableau, Power BI, VBA etc.)

Top Candidates Will Also Have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, or related field

  • Knowledge of Forecasting and Inventory Planning concepts
  • Knowledge of Caterpillar’s Parts Inventory Collaboration systems and/or processes

  • Strong analytical, technical, planning, organizing, and problem-solving skills

  • Experience working directly with Cat Dealers

  • Good communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills


Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at



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Sep 20, 2019


United States