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Caterpillar, Inc. NPI Team Leader (Kitting) in Chicago, Illinois

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At Caterpillar, we work to help our customers build a better world. Without our team of talented, bright and driven individuals, we wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today. Now, this is your chance to join our team and do work that matters. We want you to help us enable customer success, make progress possible around the world and help our communities grow and thrive. We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our Product Support & Logistics Division (PSLD).

The Product Support and Logistics Division (PSLD) is one of the most innovative divisions within Caterpillar. In PSLD, as within all of Caterpillar, our priority is our customers and helping them build a better world. We touch nearly every element of the services value stream from procurement to design and manufacturing to distribution. PSLD is responsible for Aftermarket Parts Distribution of Cat Parts, Integrated Logistics, segment Procurement and the design and manufacture of Wear Components (Undercarriage and GET) and Maintenance Components (Seals, Tubes & Hardware, Hose & Couplings, Fluids and Filters).

We’re  committed  to our customers, who build a better world with our products, services and solutions. We understand and show the value of why they should always choose us. We’re exploring new ideas and opportunities –  innovating  to discover the breakthroughs necessary for tomorrow’s growth. 

Through it all, we are one team (  – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.  Learn more about the Caterpillar Experience ( .

As a New Product Introduction (NPI) Team Leader (Kitting) you will lead the execution of Business Unit focused NPI projects, establish project plans and use the NPI process to manage delivery of Kitting solutions. This position works across work groups and product lines to bring Kitting solutions through the NPI process in a timely and effective manner.


  • Manages NPI projects to ensure they are on time, within budget, and aligned with the product strategy

  • Assists in prioritizing NPI projects based on enterprise impact and objectives

  • Assists in assembling the business case for project requests

  • Builds relationships & collaborates with other departments

  • Identifies areas of focus for continuous improvement

  • Other duties as assigned by Caterpillar management from time-to-time

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher OR At least 5 years of experience in Engineering, Project Management, Business, or Customer/Dealer Support

  • Project management or project leadership experience

  • The ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Knowledge of company products and NPI process

  • Previous experience working with and influencing diverse groups to reach consensus

Additional Information:

  • This position does offer relocation

  • Our team embraces flexibility through a hybrid work model. In addition to working onsite at one of our PSLD locations, our hybrid work model allows employees flexibility to work from home depending on business need



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 .

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.