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Caterpillar, Inc. New Product Introduction (NPI) Team Leader in Mossville, Illinois

New Product Introduction (NPI) Team Leader


Job Summary

The CTCT Paving & Compaction Product Manager focuses on defining, developing, managing and executing CTCT’s long term strategy in the paving and compaction industry. The position interfaces both internally within CTCT and externally to Cat and Trimble organizations. Relationship management with the Caterpillar product groups and Trimble Civil Engineering and Construction marketing functions are critical to the long term success of this position. The position currently has no direct reports.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Key responsibility is paving & compactionstrategy ownership. As such the incumbent will:

  • Own and develop the CTCT paving and compaction industry and machine specific Multi-Generation Product Plans (MGPPs)

  • Develop and communicate the CTCT paving & compaction roadmap

  • Drive for execution of paving & compaction roadmap

  • Manage the relationship between CTCT Product Management and the corresponding functions within the parent organizations

  • Escalate issues when appropriate to the Director of Product Management or other CTCT senior managers

  • To understand the product area intimately including customer workflows, gaps, and pain points

  • Leads the collection and consolidation of competitive information including capabilities and price at a system level

  • Responsible for executing to the CTCT Pricing Strategy, tracking and managing financial metrics such as price, cost, margin, volume and NPV.

  • Prepares the Project Initiations and own theBusiness Casematerial as part of the T5 process

  • Prepare theMarket Requirementsbased on inputs from the parent companies (Trimble and Caterpillar)

  • Owns the detailedDefinitionof what is to be built and leads the cross functional define teams assigned to Paving and Compaction projects

  • Generate Internal Marketing material (NPIR). This material explains the benefits of the new products or the new content in upgrades to existing products. This is used by Trimble and Cat to assist in the generation of their own material

  • Responsible for providingKitting and Service Requirementsincluding and how the system is to be ordered by the factory or dealers in the aftermarket

  • Participates and helps Trimble and Caterpillar with industry trade events


Basic Qualifications :

  • Required to have Bachelor’s degree or at least 5 years in product management, marketing or NPI manager role

  • Highly desired to have at least 5 years of experience with paving products and application

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Good leadership and team management capabilities

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

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

Job Marketing / Sales / Product Support

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Mossville

Unposting Date: May 21, 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.

Req ID: 19000440