Location: Bangalore, KA, India
Date Posted: May 21, 2020
When you work at Caterpillar as a Lead Parts Product Analyst-Authorizations, you have the opportunity to analyze engineering release and change notices, determine serviceability, create master records, identify and categorize critical parts, determine anticipated demand worldwide and place initial stocking requirements to balance parts inventory levels against months of supply for the first 24 months after release. Process, order, allocate, and manage worldwide parts inventory levels for Continuous Product Improvement (CPI) product health issues. Requires active involvement with 6 Sigma initiatives to support CPI and New Product Introduction (NPI) business.
Job Duties/Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
The Lead Parts Product Analyst (LPPA) will manage and analyze engineering drawing notices (EDNs) released for NPI, CPI, and major product updates prior to target release date. (EDNs are notifications of the original release of engineering drawings and subsequent changes to them.) This includes analyzing engineering drawing notices for quality, completeness, and when necessary resolving issues with engineering. The LPPA will also utilize systems, their own product knowledge, and EDN information to determine application/product specific serviceability of parts i.e. can the part be serviced and at what level piece part, assembly, group, etc. The LPPA will create master parts records (an all-inclusive record for an item), validate critical part description indicators, issue cancellations, and submit changes to Numerical Parts Record (NPR).
The LPPA will establish initial worldwide inventory levels by analyzing distribution plans, sales and forecast information, product knowledge, and product group information. Incumbent will establish and maintain a business balance between parts availability and months of supply. Various NPI and CPI reports and tools are used to adjust stocking levels in the correct market regions. Each analyst will manage M to $5M worth of inventory as they process an average of 6000 to 8000 EDNs and 15 NPIs annually. In addition, the LPPA will process approximately 200 Parts Stocking Authorization/Parts Stocking Recommendations (PSA/PSRs) each year (these are part stocking requests made by product groups due to impending field rework programs). The LPPA partners with Global Purchasing and Expediting to set priorities for NPI Governance, that is, they keep the "ready-to-ship" metrics.
He/she will also partner with business units concerning product health issues.
The incumbent will communicate with internal and external business partners to resolve complex issues that will impact quality of service and customer satisfaction. The LPPA participates in the development of new IT tools to specifically manage overall CPI process and contribute to enterprise 6 Sigma initiatives that continue to refine, enhance, and create process improvement to support the NPI/CPI business.
Internal and external customers include contacts throughout Caterpillar worldwide operations and marketing profit centers. Incumbent impacts product quality, velocity and distribution.
Limited travel required (Less than 5% of working time).
· • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Maths / Science / Commerce
• 4 – 6 years’ experience with strong Caterpillar parts experience preferably with parts product structure, global purchasing, expediting and distribution practices
• 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 SAS and MS Office – Excel
• 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 Morton team.
EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.