Cummins Inc. Senior Associate, Market Research and Planning in Columbus, Indiana

Senior Associate, Market Research and Planning


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are

developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

Learn more about this role and how you can begin Working Right .

Our Power Generation Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals

with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Shoreview, MN or Columbus, IN for a Senior Associate, Market Research and Planning . Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading projects.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Supports specific market research, strategic and planning initiatives and tactics within a region, market, customer, or product segment.

  • Manages market strategy research and planning in support of the strategic planning process.

  • Conducts basic external and internal operation analysis identifying strategic opportunities, challenges, risk, threats, etc.

  • Updates market summary dash boards employing relevant market data.

  • Leverages competitive research and market analysis for assigned market or region to make recommendations.

  • Communicates and presents critical data, report summaries, market analyses, and strategic recommendations to management.

  • Works with product managers to support product life cycle, product line business plans, and cost reduction programs.

  • Provides input to support product line pricing and promotional strategy.

  • Supports continuous improvement initiatives.



  • Market Analysis - Deploy local processes to attain the most critical market information required to develop a specific product/product line plan.

  • Financial Understanding - Analyze data and perform basic calculations such as Gross Margin, NPV, discounting analysis, price elasticity, and breakeven. Able to formulate a business case to support an idea. Familiar with SOX regulations.

  • Core Competency & Capability Analysis - Assess markets against Cummins capabilities and evaluate gap analysis and quickly turn into recommended actions.

  • Market Opportunity Prioritization - Understands strategy process, assesses projects against strategic relevance to business and works with stakeholders effectively to align work.

  • Market Positioning - Understands market positioning tools and applies them.


  • 3 years post graduate experience preferred

  • Experience in at least one of the following is required: electric energy, green technologies, renewable technology, energy storage or consulting related to one of the industries listed here.

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications

Master of Business Administration required

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Primary Location United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis-US, MN, Shoreview, CPG Headquarters Victoria St

Other Locations United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Corporate Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced

Job Posting May 9, 2018, 9:27:13 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180001Q9