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NPI Team Leader

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Location: Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Jul 30, 2019

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Job Description



What matters most to you? Is it being a part of a strong team? Supporting your family? Solving global problems? You can do these and more at Caterpillar. The time you give to your job is important for your life and career. We can help you make it what you want it to be. After all, your work enables our progress.


The Product Support & Logistics Division currently has an opening for a New Product Introduction (NPI) Team Leader located in our Morton, IL facility.


As a New Product Introduction (NPI) Team Leader at Caterpillar, you will lead the execution of Business Unit focused NPI projects; establish project management plan and use plan to manage service and product delivery; plan and manage resources for implementing changes; and assist in evaluating requests.


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

  • Manage large NPI projects to ensure they are on time, within budget, and aligned with the product strategy.
  • Assist in prioritizing NPI projects based on enterprise impact and objectives.
  • Assemble the business case for project requests.
  • Identify training needs for NPI team members and initiates NPI-related development opportunities.
  • Provide mentoring for the team.
  • Build relationships with other departments, industry associations and outside organizations.
  • Assist in marketing the NPI process to customers.
  • Identify cost containment opportunities.
  • Identify trends and areas of focus for continuous improvement.
  • Quickly and correctly identify problems, which may not be obvious.
  • Solve problems by determining the best course of action, within departmental guidelines, from many existing solutions.
  • Moderate travel required (5% - 15% of working time).


Basic Qualifications:

  • Hold a college or university degree preferably in supply chain, engineering or marketing
  • 6+ years of job-related experience
  • Communication skills are critical as incumbent initiates communication with others outside immediate work group to work on new ideas or to counsel others, etc
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills are essential as well as project management efficiency

Top candidates will also have:

  • Familiar with company policies and procedures with a strong department background
  • Able to build strong relationships with various stakeholders
  • Experience with undercarriage or tracked machines
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and work with diverse groups to reach consensus.

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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Jul 30, 2019


United States