The Product Development Excellence, Quality and Cost team is focused on helping clients globally achieve product development success. By providing applications and training that enable product groups to collaborate with cross-functional teams, our platform delivers product development programs with higher efficiency and fewer defects.
The team is responsible for developing, deploying and training Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) processes and tools.
The position is challenged to quickly and correctly identify problems that may not be obvious. The incumbent provides support to practitioners on APQP processes and tools. The incumbent works with cross functional teams to support the development and deployment including communication, testing and training of APQP tools. The position requires individuals to think outside the box on developing new approaches to meeting quality goals in the measure(s) stated.
Work closely with internal teams and practitioners to develop, deploy, train and support users on APQP processes and tools.
Collaborate with cross functional teams located globally to understand their requirements, document those and work with IT to develop those enhancements for the tools.
Collaborate with the process and application owners in a variety of projects intended to highlight insights related to APQP (product development) application usage, deployment, among other areas
Ad-hoc data analysis, data processing, and data visualization
Background / Experience:
Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science with minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience.
Practical, working knowledge of Product Development, Quality, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Industry APQP practices, Requirements Gathering and Quality management system
Excellent analytical problem solving and decision-making skills, with knowledge of 6 Sigma tools and techniques
Experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing or Lean Manufacturing would also be beneficial.
Good coaching and communication skills, with the ability to build cooperative working relationships with a wide range of audiences including stakeholders, team members, and suppliers
Efficient time management skills, with ability to work independently
Motivated to be a self-starter with strong technical skills and a desire to learn and develop leadership skills.
E xperience in leading software development or other projects
Relocation is available for this position.
Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).