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Project Manager - Data & Digital Platform

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Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Date Posted: Dec 12, 2019

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Job Description



Accountable to lead and execute Digital Platform Connectivity projects to targeted Dealers. Leverage deep understanding of Caterpillar Enterprise Data Strategy and key industry data trends; ODI/CDM & Cloud Information Model and position with the dealer community to align and adopt as appropriate. Specifically the Data & Platform Specialist is responsible for:



Volume:  varies from 5 – 15 large projects annually, or based on agile sprint frequency

Financial Impact:  $5,000,000 to $20,000,000

Complexity:  Very challenging and complex spanning multiple organizations

Scope:  spans across multiple functional areas within business unit and across other business units

Geographic Scope:  global           




Dealer Data Strategy

  • Build understanding of industry data trends; ODI/CDM & Cloud Information Model with dealer community.
  • Guide dealers on the establishment of industry standard data models using industry standards.
  • Work with dealers to develop a Dealer Data Management strategy aligned with Caterpillar & the Industry
  • Act as the platform and data SME for Dealer Excellence program support
  • Work with dealers and DSDs to develop, enhance, extend, and deliver quality data.
  • Convey Caterpillar Enterprise Data Strategy and the supporting Dealer Data Strategy and position HELIOS
  • Show how Caterpillar uses & protects Dealer Data to support Digital, APIs & transactional systems


Digital Platform Connectivity

  • Manage/execute project, facilitate stand-up meetings, coordinate/facilitate data and technical workshops, track deliverable execution, risks and issues management, and produce dashboards. 
  • Connectivity Vendor management; engagement, governance, performance, task completion.
  • Bridge / translator between technical and business side of dealership to articulate the business value and requirements of the data and digital platform.
  • Understand and convey the Caterpillar digital portfolio and the key interdependencies on the Helios platform.
  • Understand and communicate business implications of different technical options and data structures be able to present them to the business for evaluation for best fit technologies for their business needs.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple groups and maintain alignment across cross functional teams to achieve deliverables and project goals.
  • Develop triage management process within the dealership to maintain channel issues appropriately. 
  • Should have a technical IT background or experience working with interface deployment between Caterpillar and Dealership
  • Understanding of Dealership Systems landscapes. I would like the person to be able to describe that a dealer would use an ERP, Rental, CRM and Mobile Apps ( this would lead the candidate having an understanding on where data in a dealership may come from.


Basic Qualifications: 

• 4-year degree from an accredited college or university in STEM

• 3+ years of Deploying Digital Solutions across business units, industries and/or Dealers

• 5+ years of progressively responsible job-related IT experience 

• 5+ years of progressively responsible project management, team leader or technical leadership 


Top Candidates Will Also Have:

• Master’s in STEM

• Demonstrated proficiency  in leading and facilitating meetings is highly desire

• IT applications and/or infrastructure experience highly desired

• Strong project management skills, team leadership skills, excellent communication skills, strong 

  analytical and organizational skills highly desired

• Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with sensitive issues, develop others, or influence others 

  inside and outside the department to take specific actions.

• Strong communication skills capable of communicating with senior management, senior dealer 

  personnel, and technical experts

• Proven ability to build trust through effective team relationships 

• Self-starter, independent worker

• Strong business Acumen

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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Dec 12, 2019


United States