Caterpillar, Inc. Product Supply NPI Leader in Jiangsu, China

Product Supply NPI Leader



The Product Supply NPI Leader (PSNL) isthe core team member of the Prime Product/Component Group’s NPI core team. Thisrole is the Procurement & Purchasing representative responsible forplanning, coordinating, governing and reporting Purchasing’s participation inthe NPI process.This includes targetvalidation and governance to meet GW3 commitments.


MajorRole -To represent Purchasing in theCore NPI teams, ensure NPI conformance on procurement issues, monitor andreport NPI progress, hold NPI & design teams accountable for meetingquality and timeliness of requirements, and to assist the product group inmanaging procurement related capital. Accountable for understanding product& component strategies, purchasing strategies, corporate NPI process, andthe business processes necessary to deliver GW3 commitments. Responsible forthe forecasting and management of procurement related capital and expense items(supplier tooling and packaging), NPI target setting and conformance, and Purchasing’sparticipation in design for “X”.

Leadership - Provide leadership for the NPIactivities within Purchasing including select sources taken from the categorystrategies & matrices and resource management decisions. Demonstrateleadership in recognizing the potential for cost and inventory reductions, andquality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of businessproposals and risk assessment. Promote the highest level of professionalism andbusiness ethics.

Strategy-Tools and Techniques of 6 Sigma will be required and may be attained by BlackBelt, 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 atall organization levels, worldwide. The incumbent solves NPI problems bydetermining the best course of action, within departmental guidelines, frommany existing solutions.The role will identify and satisfy CriticalCustomer Requirements (CCR), managing Product expectations for Purchasing todeliver benefits required to sustain a competitive advantage.

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



Experience is preferredin procurement, manufacturing, and/or engineering.Good level of understanding procedures relatedto manufacturing, engineering is preferred.

The position requires anundergraduate degree from a college or university – or equivalent experience.

A minimum of three yearsof progressively responsible job-related experience.

Well-developedinterpersonal skillsare required in dealing with sensitive issues, developing others, and reachingconsensus on specific actions.

Thisindividual normally possesses category team, manufacturing process or productteam experience.

Is experienced in leading teams, suppliers andcustomers to effective solutions.

Analytical, problem solving, and projectleadership skill.

Effective communicator, in written and oralform. Medium/Fluent in the English language.

Job Purchasing & Procurement

Primary Location China-Jiangsu-Xuzhou

Unposting Date: May 17, 2018, 10:59:00 AM

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

Req ID: 180003N9