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Technology Project Team Leader



mossville, il, usa
Posted on Sunday, November 19, 2023

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Caterpillar is seeking a Technology Project Team Leader in the Office of the CTO. The individual in this role will be leading strategic projects and improving processes that support the Enterprise Technology Strategy and its governing bodies the Product Development Council (PDC) and Senior Technology Leader Forum (STLF). Project scope will vary. Projects may have a moderate technical focus on component, product, or process and will require the incumbent to broaden their business understanding. The ability to draw upon foundational product development skills such as conceptual design, development of product and/or process, data analysis & extraction, failure resolution & prevention, and requirements management is required; as well as, keeping up with technology.

Employees assigned to the Office of the CTO are flexible, who can excel at many roles on many different types of teams. They communicate effectively across functional areas and businesses, and contribute thought leadership regardless of their role on a given team. They leverage their networks to incorporate expertise needed by the projects at hand. Flexibility is key to managing the variety of projects and responsibilities as they change over time.

Use of an enterprise perspective is integral to success in the Office of the CTO. The incumbent must be able to take an enterprise perspective on product and technology development and must be able to share that viewpoint while understanding the varying viewpoints across the businesses.

Job Duties

Planning and managing projects and teams

Developing and implementing processes

Communicating the key aspects of the program to various audiences from individual contributors to executive leaders

Coaching and developing others

Influencing others in all directions

Leading cross-functional and cross-BU teams

Writing whitepapers, memoranda, and presentation materials

Maintaining the STLF Playbook, and creating/maintaining other governing documents

Basic Qualifications

BS degree in Engineering or related field

5-10 years of product development experience

Top Candidates will also have

Excellent communication and organization skills

Past Black Belt experience is desired, but not required

Experience leading and executing leveraged R&D

Experience leading cross-functional and cross-BU teams

Facilitation experience

Strategy development experience

Advanced program management skills

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL

Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected candidate.

This position may require up to 10% travel.

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

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 (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

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