Demand Planning Data Scientist

  • Caterpillar
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • 23/04/2018
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Machine Learning Data Analytics Big Data Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

Job - Information Analytics

In our business and the industries we cover, data is generated continuously by the hundred thousand Cat equipment running around the globe and thousands of transactions within our value chain. Increasingly, managing data correctly has resulted in greater competitive advantages and as the Demand Planning organization within GAMB (Global Aftermarket, Marketing & Brand), we drive demand signals processes to ensure our organization delivers the right parts at the right time.

As Demand Planning Data Scientist, you will join a team which focus on discovering the future of demand planning through analytics.

You will be responsible for supporting the change between manual demand planning process to an automated data based process which will help increase our current population coverage, provide meaningful information to dealers and increase our demand planning window.

You should have business and communication skills and able to explain complex solutions to people from various functions and hierarchical levels.

You are comfortable to work in challenging environments with a contagious passion for data analytics and how it drives change.

By Joining the demand planning team, your contributions will drive the next generation of demand planning decisions and forecasting actions taken in Global Aftermarket, Marketing and Brand at Caterpillar. You will also join a team of demand planners with the support of a network of analysts from multiple Cat divisions, helping you grow your business understanding and Analytical skills.


  • Understand business needs and key decisions points
  • Deliver insight to support the above decisions
  • Provide relevant visualization to generate Insight
  • Leverage Analytical & data science skills for on demand planning development and analysis or project bases analytics
  • Lead on establishing data requirements according to business objectives

Worldwide territory coverage and position needs to be based in our Geneva head office.

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years of Data scientist experience
  • Very strong analytical skills
  • Robust knowledge of R and / or Python
  • Robust visualization skills (Tableau /PowerBI)
  • Robust knowledge of Alteryx
  • (Please provide examples of the above as part of application)
  • Fluent in English and any other European language is an assetDesired Skills:
  • Ability to work with technical & non-technical stakeholders with the ability to take & deliver Analysis & Insight. 
  • Good working knowledge of CRM's, data warehouses & more 
  • Bachelor degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Data-Experienced :
    • Subject matter expert on data best practices
    • Attention to details
    • Developed from scratch databases from multiple initial sources with a BI end purpose
    • Knowledge of Data Governance practices and processes
  • Data systems savvy :
    • Hadoop
    • AWS
    • SQL
    • Others

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.  

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).