Caterpillar Program/Project Manager - Data Analytics in Champaign, Illinois

The Marketing & Digital Division is leading Caterpillar and our industry with the utilization of data analytics, innovation, digital channels and techniques to drive profit, create more efficient revenue growth, unlock new revenue streams and provide more durable competitive advantages for the business through unexpectedly great experiences for our customers. 

Behind every customer success is the team at Caterpillar who is taking the bits and bytes of machine and market data and translating them into useable actionable information for our customers.  

Apply now to join our team and help build what matters! 

The data innovation lab project manager is responsible for providing project leadership, data/information science technology mentoring, proposing task level direction and coordinating college student project teams in the lab. This includes day to day responsibility for implementing and adjusting agile project methodology. Additionally, the Innovation Lab manager will create and maintain team schedules, document tasks and related progress, facilitate scheduled stand ups, and communicate with business partners. This position is located in the Caterpillar Data Innovation Lab at the University of Illinois Research Park, Champaign, IL and reports to the site director. 

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


**Provide leadership throughout rapid ideation, research, and prototyping of Caterpillar, Dealer and Customer project challenges 

**Monitor project team progress daily. Manage and document tasks 

**Facilitate team stand up meetings and provide resource guidance 

**Proactively anticipate and identify roadblocks and navigate 

**Create and maintain project team schedules, manage capacity and suggest team assignments 

**Act as a spokesperson for the team in meetings with multiple levels of management and with the customer  

**Communicate program and concurrent project progress and outcomes 

**Author documentation, schedules and status reporting 

**Develop good networks to enable them to obtain resources and cooperation needed, and remove roadblocks so that they can ensure the success of their team  

**Assimilate knowledge of Caterpillar Inc.; its products and services; its internal systems, processes, and procedures; and its relevant external influences (competitors, laws and regulations, market conditions, etc.) to meet or exceed customer expectations  

**May be called upon to give input to or complete performance reviews for team members  

**Work closely with Innovation Lab senior data scientist to provide mentoring to project teams 

**Work closely with Innovation Lab site manager to enable program success 

**Exhibit strong planning and organization, excellent initiative and well-honed interpersonal and leadership skills

Basic Qualifications: 

**Bachelor’s degree ( Preferably in business, information technology or management) 

**5 years industry related experience 

**2 years working in data warehousing, business intelligence or analytics environment 

**Previous experience leading concurrent data/information science related projects 

**2 years experience with data related project methodology and agile processes 

**1 years program/project management experience  

Top candidate will also have:  *

**Masters Degree in Statistics, Analytics, Information Science or relevant degree 

**Detail oriented and demonstrated organizational skills with a flexible approach  

**Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

**Highly proficient with MS Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint

**3 years of experience coordinating 3 or more concurrent projects 

**2 years of experience in one or more of the following roles: data analyst, ETL developer, business analyst, QA analyst, database administrator, software developer 

**1 years experience leading with agile project methodology 

**Experience working with and mentoring higher education students 

**Strong understanding of data management lifecycle 

**Experience gathering requirements, developing data related solutions, testing & QA, and/or support 

**Experience with agile project management software (e.g. Trello, JIRA, Agilo for Scrum, etc) 

**Project management certification (e.g. PMI ACP, scrum master) 

  • Must demonstrate strong leadership and initiative

**Strong Interpersonal 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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Title: Program/Project Manager - Data Analytics

Location: Illinois-Champaign

Requisition ID: 160006OO