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Administrative Support

NPI Team Leader

Location Stafford, United Kingdom
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000167174

Career Area:

Administrative Support

Job Description:

Job Title: NPI Program Manager

Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 (Depending on Experience)

Location : Stafford (remote working may be considered)

Benefits:  25 days annual leave,    

                 Up to 18% bonus

                 Car Allowance - £600pcm

                 Contributory pension scheme - Caterpillar will double the employee's contribution Up to 10%

                 Contributory share scheme - Caterpillar will match 50% of the employee's contribution

                 CAT Advantage High Street Discount App

Relocation/ Sponsorship: Not supported by Caterpillar

Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role, in-line with the needs of the business. 

Who is Caterpillar?

With 2020 sales and revenues of $41.7 billion , Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Services offered throughout the product life cycle, cutting-edge technology and decades of product expertise set Caterpillar apart, providing exceptional value to help our customers succeed. The company principally operates through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

What do we do?

Caterpillar Large Power Systems Division (LPSD) designs and manufactures diesel and spark-ignited engines, ranging from 400 kilowatts to 16 megawatts of power, as well as the key engine systems such as fuel, air, aftertreatment, and cooling which are used to power Oil & Gas, Electric Power, Marine, Rail, Industrial, and CAT Machine applications around the world.

What experiences can we offer you?

At Caterpillar, we believe each person is unique and valued, and are committed to ensuring that our workplace is diverse and representative of the many customers we serve around the globe. Different perspectives help us achieve our best work and come together to form a high-performing Caterpillar team that makes positive changes in the communities where we live and work. That’s the Power of Everyone. 

The Opportunity

This position is accountable for leading the execution of Perkins Large Engines and Caterpillar Medium Engines focused NPI projects. As an NPI program manager you will be responsible for leading high performing, cross functional teams through the NPI process for each program you manage. You will establish a project management plan and use the plan to manage product delivery; plan and manage resources for implementing changes; assist in evaluating requests.

NPI program results are measured at each Gateway and include successfully completing Gateway deliverables defined by each specific Gateway from Launch through 7.


No of Projects in scope: 4 - 6

Annual Research & Development Budget: $4M-$25M

JOB DUTIES//Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • NPI Primary Responsibilities:

    • High level program management of multiple large NPI programs.

    • Presentation of weekly/monthly updates to management on NPI program progress, risks & concerns.

    • Team meetings, frequency as needed but typically weekly, for governing NPI programs.

    • Oversee creation of Program Project Plans and maintaining the plan schedule in support of Gateway Schedules.

    • Ensure program functional requirements are aligned with the product strategy, program financials, cost targets and Gateway schedules are met.

    • Organization and facilitation of key presentations including Stakeholder Updates, NPI Governance Meetings, NPI gateway reviews and NPI Issue Resolution Meetings as needed.

    • Quickly and correctly identify problems which may not be obvious and solve problems by determining the best course of action within departmental guidelines.

    • Management and coordination of development, pilot, field follow and first production product builds through Operations.

    • Builds relationships with other departments within the NPI program team.

    • Identifies cost containment opportunities.

    • Identifies trends and areas of focus for continuous improvement.

    • Guide and coach both junior members of the project management team as well as global cross functional areas representatives assigned to the relative NPI program.

Skills and Experience:

Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

  • University degree or significantly demonstrated progressive project management equivalent experience

  • Deep expertise in Design, Development, Engineering or Operations.

  • Demonstrated experience leading high performing, cross functional teams.

Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

  • Experience/knowledge of Perkins and Caterpillar engine products for electric power applications/Engine/Electric Power Experience

  • Demonstrated strong personal initiative

  • Demonstrated strong communication skills

  • Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to work well independently

  • Ability to quickly assemble cross functional teams to address program opportunities

  • Proficiency working with computer systems.  Software programs used frequently include, but not limited to: Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Teams, Word.


NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.


Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting. #LI

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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