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Caterpillar, Inc. NPI Program Leader in Tucson, Arizona

Career Area:

Administrative Support

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

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.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs. Join us.


To lead a Business Unit wide multi-functional team which manages all phases of the NPI (New Product Introduction) process for assigned products.

Job Duties

Providing leadership and direction to multi-function teams to develop 6 months to 3 year product development strategy and oversee all functions involved in the NPI product development process.

Communicating and coordinating NPI program activities.

Ensuring that the necessary resources are in place to support the programs.

Ensuring the development and training of team members.

Coordinating the prioritization of Voice of the Customer, Critical Customer Requirements, and Business Requirements for new products.

Establishing program performance, quality, cost, investment, and timeline targets.

Ensuring the NPI program meets all goal requirements for product function, reliability, program cost, budget, and customer satisfaction.

Actively participating in all decisions for NPI program concept, design, build, validation, release, and production.

Executing the NPI Management Process; prioritize critical customer and business requirements; guide concept selection and the development of product requirements and technical specifications.

Ensuring all product technical, cost, marketing, manufacturing, supply chain, materials, and validation issues are addressed and resolved for NPI programs.

Accountability for identifying, prioritizing, and managing risks across all functional areas to ensure successful product introduction.

Basic Qualifications

College or university degree or equivalent experience

8 to 11 years of progressively responsible job-related experience

Top Candidates will also have

Knowledge of the corporate NPI Process and/or software development related NPI

Ability to build solid, highly collaborative business relationships

Excellent problem-solving skills

Good leadership and team management capabilities

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong commercial, business, and engineering knowledge

Understanding of product development & test, supply chain, accounting, and pricing functions

Work site safety processes, systems, and tools knowledge/experience

Additional Information

The location for this position is E. Peoria, IL or Tucson, AZ

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position. There are no global relocation or packages offered for this role.

This position may require less than 25% travel

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).

Final details

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

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 .

For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media

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.