Skip to main content
Accounting – Mast@2X


Costing & Operations Business Manager

Location Desford, United Kingdom
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000190630

Career Area:


Job Description:

*Interviews will be face to face starting WC 3 April*

As a Costing & Operations Business Manager for Caterpillar, you will provide business analysis, cost analysis, financial counsel, and strategic planning/analysis support to the Management Team. You will provide business analysis, cost analysis, financial counsel, and strategic planning/analysis support to the Management Team of a focus facility or a full subsidiary. You will report directly to the Business Support Manager are management accountants and/or salaried support positions.

You will be accountable for driving:

  • Provide business analysis support by establishing target costs, cost monitoring, new product introduction analysis, value chain analysis, investment analysis, sourcing analysis, product costing and supporting worldwide new product introduction projects.

  • Manage all aspects of accounting and financial reporting or development of product price strategies including annual business plan, rolling business management, long term forecast and volume flexibility planning.

  • Accountable for division's monthly financial reporting and analysis of business statements to assist managers in managing costs and revenues in product and operations areas.

  • Participate in strategy development to improve accountable results.

  • Support Caterpillar Global Finance Strategy through transformation of our processes and automation to help generate business insights.

Required qualifications:

  • A recognized Accounting professional Qualification (e.g., ACA, ACCA, CIMA or international equivalent)

  • Strong background in accounting, cost accounting, and budget development.

  • Previous experience demonstrating effective leadership

  • Strong analytical skills are required to perform detailed financial analysis and prepare strategic plans

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required to deal with sensitive issues, develop others, or persuade others inside and outside the department to take specific action

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Degree concentrated in business administration, finance, economics, statistics, accounting, or related.

About Caterpillar

Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed.

Your Impact Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other.  We are the makers, problem solvers and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role, in-line with the needs of the business  

What You Will Get

Job Title: Costing & Operations Business Manager

Salary: £76,900 - £80,000 depending on experience 

Contract : Full time contract

Benefits : 27 days annual leave + bank holidays, 31% Bonus, Car Allowance £650pm, Private Medical – Employee Only, Flexible Buy In Benefits such as Private Health Care, Dental & Vision scheme and more, Share Scheme (50% Company Matched), Contributory Pension Scheme (Contribution double by Company up to 10%), Free Car Parking, Caterpillar Advantage website

Location: Desford, Leicestershire – hybrid working considered with at least 3 days  in the office or as the business need demands

Hours : Full Time – 37.50

Travel : up to 10% mainly in the UK with occasional global travel.

Relocation / Sponsorship : Not supported with this role 

Closing Date : 30 March

Job Reference : R0000190630

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. and UK, which can be found through our employment website at  ( ).

For more information, visit To connect with us on social media, visit

Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.  

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

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

Not ready to apply? Submit your information to our Talent Network here .


Keep up with the latest jobs and Caterpillar news.

Talent Community@2X