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Strategic Insights Manager

Location: Deerfield, IL, United States
Date Posted: May 17, 2021
Closing Date: May 25, 2021

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Career Area:

Information Analytics

Job Description:

What does it mean to live the Caterpillar Experience? 

It means you play a part in building a better world. You contribute to a winning culture—a spirit of accountability—that has driven change on every continent for more than 90 years. To work with us is a commitment to improve sustainability, invent for the digital age and innovate in order to bring solutions to millions of people.  Sure, you work for Caterpillar. But more importantly, you work for the good of your career, your family, your community and your world.

JOB PURPOSE: To provide managerial direction to a diverse team to identify strategic opportunities for analytics to provide Caterpillar’s Construction Industries segment with significant competitive advantages.    

Caterpillar uses quantitative techniques to solve problems.  Typical problems include maximizing revenue and operating profits through improvements in business operations, strategic analysis for new growth opportunities,  marketing and sales activities, inventory control; determine the principal drivers of sales growth, customer behavior, rental, and service opportunities for Caterpillar dealers; and developing simulation/optimization capabilities to model a new facility or product/service feature. In addition, would also provide analytic assistance to high-profile enterprise-wide projects such as the Engineered Value Chain, electrification, and services growth. 

The Strategic Insights Manager displays strong strategic thinking and is responsible for marrying enterprise and Business Unit strategy to the opportunities provided by analytics.  Be an excellent communicator, show clear expertise as a strategic thinker, while being analytically credible, understanding analytic techniques and methodologies and be able to manage a staff with technical depth and breadth. The Manager needs a breadth of knowledge and experience in such areas as product development, marketing, logistics, purchasing, manufacturing, or human resources. And need to demonstrate an extremely strong customer focus, strong leadership, and solid initiative.

This role requires a long-range focus on business strategy. Key responsibilities include planning for future resources and developing capabilities in terms of people, processes and technology; consciously creating and supporting an organizational culture that encourages innovation, collaboration, and customer focus; fostering a sense of urgency toward business success; involving and integrating key stakeholders to insure project success; communicating alignment of analytics to business strategy, goals, and direction; and continuous improvement.

The Strategic Insights Manager must display the same ability to manage diversity while displaying exceptional interpersonal communication skills.  They are responsible for providing career and skill development assistance to his or her direct reports.

Basic Requirements:

  • 4 year relevant degree
  • 15 years of experience at Caterpillar, in a related industry, or in a similar role

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • MBA or advanced degree
  • Ability to demonstrate superior vision, exceptional initiative and decision making, and proven strategic thinking
  • Exceptional communication skills, including interpersonal skills and the ability to manage diversity

Additional Information:

This position will ideally be located in Deerfield, Illinois, however open to considering remote position within the United States.

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.


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

Relocation is available for this position.

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

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May 17, 2021


United States

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