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Caterpillar, Inc. Product Supply NPI Leader I in East Peoria, Illinois

Product Supply NPI Leader I


Caterpillar’s Surface Mining and Technology Division is currently seeking a Product Supply NPI Leader (PSNL) to be located at its East Peoria, IL Facility. In this role you will be a core team member of the Prime Product/Component Group’s NPI core team. This role is the Procurement and Supply Network representative responsible for planning, coordinating, governing and reporting participation in the NPI process.This includes target validation and governance to meet GW3 commitments.

Major Role -To represent the MTES Product Group in the Core NPI teams, ensure NPI conformance on procurement issues, monitor and report NPI progress, hold NPI & design teams accountable for meeting quality and timeliness of requirements, and to assist the product group in managing procurement related capital. Accountable for understanding product & component strategies, divisional strategies, corporate NPI process, and the business processes necessary to deliver GW3/5/6 commitments. Responsible for the forecasting and management of procurement related capital and expense items (supplier tooling and packaging), NPI target setting and conformance, and MTES Product Group participation in design for “X”.

Leadership - Provide leadership for the NPI activities within the division including select sources taken from the category strategies & matrices and resource management decisions. Demonstrate leadership in recognizing the potential for cost and inventory reductions, and quality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment. Promote the highest level of professionalism and business ethics.

Strategy- Tools and Techniques of 6 Sigma will be required and may be attained by Black Belt, Green Belt, Project Sponsor, or other 6 Sigma related training programs. The incumbent must also have strong knowledge of the product, NPI, Manufacturing, Supply Network and Category & Facilities Strategies.

Customers - Typical internal customers include contacts at all organization levels, worldwide. The incumbent solves NPI problems by determining the best course of action, within departmental guidelines, from many existing solutions. The role will identify and satisfy Critical Customer Requirements (CCR), managing Product expectations for Global Supply Network to deliver benefits required to sustain a competitive advantage.

The PSNL works with Product & Component Groups to develop and implement Cost, Quality, and Response Time targets for system teams, and monitors and provides upward and lateral feedback on performance to these targets.


Basic Qualifications:


  • 3 years of purchasing or Supply Chain experience


  • Bachelor’s degree


  • 1 years of NPI related experience

Top Candidates will also have:


  • Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management preferred, e.g.; Certified


  • 6 Sigma Greenbelt/Black Belt experience


  • Previous cost modeling experience


  • Well-developed communication and negotiation skills


  • 2 Years in a Product Group

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

Job Additional Functional Areas

Primary Location United States-Illinois-East Peoria

Unposting Date: Mar 27, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

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

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

Req ID: 190002A2