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Parts Product Specialist

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Location: Bangalore, KA, India
Date Posted: Jun 4, 2020

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Job Description



This position assists in managing New Product Introduction (NPI) /New Market Introduction (NMI) programs for a product group. The incumbent will communicate with parts product specialists and authorization team analysts to execute parts stocking strategies, while also retaining the

responsibilities of a parts product analyst.



Annual Parts Purchases: $200-300 Million

Annual NPI & NMI projects: 50-100 (varies by assigned product groups)



The incumbent’s responsibilities include analyzing engineering release and change notices, determine serviceability, create master records, determine anticipated demand, and place initial stocking requirements in the new release period as required.

The incumbent will assist in achieving the NPI readiness metrics required at NPI Gateway 6 to meet the product group’s Parts Availability goals prior to first ship date of the new product/program. Current targets include meeting 100% availability for critical parts and 95% availability for all new parts within sales region.

The incumbent will support the Parts Product Specialist for the Service Parts Blitz meetings to collaborate with the product group, service engineers, and related personnel in determining serviceability strategy for new content on NPI programs. This position will support the PPS in providing key information on setting availability, initial order quantities, service levels, and other parts stocking parameters related to products and specific programs. He/she will help the analysts prioritize their workload of engineering change notices in order to meet program dates.

The incumbent will support the specialist when escalating issues within the engineering teams such as missing data or late engineering releases. He/she will assist with inventory/service actions in partnership with the specialist to manage inventory and service during the new release period (full production + 24 months).

After initial part setup, analyze the missing parts and escalate issues to meet requirements. This may involve working with various groups including global purchasing, supplier expediting, service engineers, and product group collaboration meetings.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Maths / Science / Commerce
  • 4 to 6 years’ related industry experience. Caterpillar NPI Authorizations experience in Parts Inventory Management with background in parts distribution and Inventory Management Systems will be preferred
  • Should possess good product knowledge, familiarity with parts inventory procedure, practices and policies
  • Must have excellent analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Strong technical skills in MS Office software
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer focus and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Must be willing to work in US shift timing to have enough overlap with US-based process partners and Product Groups


  • APICS CPIM or CSPC National Certification

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
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Jun 4, 2020