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Caterpillar, Inc. Global Product Director - Power Electronics & Motors in Peoria, Illinois

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We are building the future.

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

Caterpillar’s Electrification & Advanced Power Solutions (E&APS) Division will focus on delivering advanced electrified power train, zero-emissions products/technologies, and the solutions and services associated with these technologies. Focus areas include batteries, fuel cells, motors, inverters, micro grid controllers, charging, energy storage systems, lifecycle solutions/services and integration of components for ePowertrain solutions across industries.

We are looking for top talent to build and scale the next generation of technologies, products and services to help our customers build a better—more sustainable—world. We need self-motivated, intelligent and team-oriented individuals to make our plans a reality. Individuals with high emotional intelligence, humility and openness to discovery will thrive in the teams we are building.

Join us!

Global Product Director– Power Electronics and Motors

In this highly impactful role, you will lead the development and execution of the Power Electronics and Motors product line and business strategy including design, supply chain, manufacturing, and end to end execution that establishes Caterpillar as a leader in the markets served. The position requires strong enthusiasm around sustainability and decarbonization efforts, as well as ability to lead transformation and change management efforts across the division. As the value chain entrepreneur, you will engage in exciting and complex challenges involved in the development and enhancement of both new and existing products, positioning us to be at the forefront of energy transition.

Role will provide a holistic business perspective to the Vice President and will be responsible for global economic and competitive trends, technology and product development with P&L responsibilities. The position will oversee a department of approximately 60 employees.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Leading and developing talent including coordinating, coaching, and determining appropriate resource allocations

  • Developing the market strategy and product roadmap for Power Electronics and Motors

  • Providing enterprise viewpoint with a strong customer focus and collaborative mindset

  • Making key decisions on product strategies with input from supply chain, purchasing and manufacturing

  • Optimizing portfolio performance and managing all costs of product and supply chain

  • Determining long term capacity, geographic footprint and product mix for optimum returns

  • Accountability for New Product Introduction (NPI) programs content and overall program financials, functional specifications, product positioning and product pricing

  • Ensuring products exceed quality requirements by collaborating with internal and external suppliers

  • Incorporating go to market scenarios, services and product support strategies into component development

  • Managing the P&L for product line, may work with various manufacturing locations and/or design centers located globally

  • Ensuring product makes the expected contribution to short and long term revenue

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited program

  • 10 or more years of component product development as well as business P&L experience

  • 5 or more years of directly managing teams

  • Experience working with global teams

Additional Information

  • Position may sit in: Chicago, IL, Peoria, IL, Lafayette, IN, Atlanta, GA, Griffin, GA, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, Tucson, AZ, Michigan, Clayton, NC, Cary NC

  • Hybrid work schedule is available. Role supports a combination of remote work and on-site work on a weekly basis

  • Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position

  • Up to 25% travel (1 week/month)

  • Visa sponsorship is not available

  • The position posting will close at midnight on Sunday, June 11th at midnight

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Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at www.Caterpillar.com/Careers .

Relocation is available for this position.

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

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.