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Caterpillar, Inc. Manager Product Development (Energy Solutions & Controls) in Alpharetta, Georgia

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About EPD

Caterpillar's Electric Power Division (EPD) offers integrated solutions, parts, and services to meet the needs of our various commercial and industrial electric power customers. EPD supports a wide range of customer applications across the globe, including providing back-up power to hospitals, providing emergency power when natural disasters strike, and supporting critical infrastructure for data centers, municipalities, and more. With a rich history of more than 95 years in the electric power business, our team has world-class expertise and a proven ability to adapt to changing demands. We’re committed to providing sustainable and reliable solutions to our customers. Join our team to help build a better, more sustainable world for future generations!

Manager Product Development (Energy Solutions and Controls)

The Caterpillar Electric Power Division (EPD) is seeking a Manager of Product Development for their energy solutions and controls products. In this role, the successful candidate will lead a team of market consultants and specialists in market analysis, strategy development, and product definition for Electric Power’s controls, microgrid, and power solutions, including but not limited to Fuel Cells, Energy Storage Systems (ESS), Hydrogen Infrastructure, Photovoltaic Systems (PV), Battery Chargers, and the integration of these systems at a site level through Controls Systems. This leadership position will define and support a global portfolio of products that meet our customer’s needs, contribute to EPD’s Energy Transition Strategy, and drive the organization to maximize Caterpillar's value to Electric Power customers.

What you will do:

  • Drive product development and product improvement programs with process partners, including accountability for business case, product and sales support requirements management and value messaging. Products including but not limited to Energy Storage Systems, Fuel Cells, Battery Charging Systems, Controls, & Hydrogen Infrastructure

  • Manage the global transition to Cat® Energy Control System for applicable products and facilities while ensuring that legacy systems are still meeting our customers’ needs.

  • Engage with Enterprise partners in adjacent industries (Marine, CI, RI) to commercially position Electric Power systems appropriately to support our Customers’ energy needs.

  • Acquire and process feedback from the Electric Power sales teams, dealers, and customers to define new product recommendations, requirements and product improvements

  • Provide product definition and functional/technical requirements to engineering teams for the development of new products

  • This position requires a person to communicate effectively across product, industry, dealer and/or customer audiences to gain understanding and acceptance of ideas and recommendations

  • Collaborate with design engineers and Technical Marketing to maximize the value of product development programs to the enterprise including driving favorable time to market, product cost and features, and early sales support

  • Provide direction to staff and support personnel engaged in product definition and technical sales support activities.

  • Collaborate and partner with Caterpillar’s Electrification + Energy Solutions Division

  • Lead a team of 5-7 Senior Product Consultants

Degree Requirement

Degree or equivalent experience desired

Skill Descriptors

Products and Services : Knowledge of major products and services including Energy Storage Systems, Battery Energy Storage, Battery Chargers, Photovoltaic, Fuel Cell, Microgrid or Hydrogen Infrastructure; ability to apply knowledge of product and service appropriately to diverse situations.

Level Working Knowledge :

• Obtains information about product and service linkages with other products and services elsewhere in organization.

• Researches the target market and how the product and services are sold and delivered.

• Explains current status, delivery alternatives and announced updates to products and services.

• Summarizes key features of major products or services in own unit.

• Assesses own unit's product alternatives, costs, and pricing.

Organizational Leadership : Knowledge of leadership concepts and ability to use strategies and skills to enlist others in setting, embracing and achieving objectives.

Level Working Knowledge:

• Utilizes positive reinforcement to motivate & attain desired behaviors; increases productivity.

• Manages own behaviors during interactions, such as feedback giving, to shape workplace events.

Strategic Thinking: Knowledge of the importance of "big picture" thinking and planning; ability to apply organizational acumen and competitiveness to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for the organization.

Level Working Knowledge :

• Implements the group's go-to-market strategy.

• Raises awareness of potential strategic alliances and partnerships.

• Explains elements of the strategy to others and encourages questions.

• Monitors marketplace trends, opportunities, and vulnerabilities; reports findings.

• Makes sound recommendations when faced with complex and contradictory alternatives.

Competitive Environment: Knowledge of business market concepts and principles; ability to utilize the processes, tools and techniques for gathering, analyzing, and communicating information about the competitive environment.

Level Basic Understanding :

• Identifies current competitors of specific product lines or services.

• Locates key recipients of marketing intelligence and information.

Additional Information:

  • This position will require minimum of 25% travel including international

  • Domestic relocation is available for this role

  • Visa Sponsorship is not offered for this role

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. 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.


This Job Description is intended as a general guide to the job duties for this position and is intended for the purpose of establishing the specific salary grade. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive summary of all responsibilities, duties and effort required of employees assigned to this job. At the discretion of management, this description may be changed at any time to address the evolving needs of the organization. It is expressly not intended to be a comprehensive list of “essential job functions” as that term is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Posting Dates:

February 25, 2024 - March 2, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

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

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