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NPI Project Team Lead - Groundbreaking New Product Project

Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Jackson, MN, US

Company: AGCO

Agco is seeking an NPI Project Lead to join their PDR team located in their award-winning manufacturing facility in Jackson, MN. The NPI Project Lead will be responsible for the operative management of the new product development project on-site at manufacturing/engineering locations.  (once a Product Development Request (PDR) is approved.) This position requires an enthusiastic approach to coordinate multi-functional project teams, and to ensure deliverables are complete according to agreed metrics for quality, financials, and timing. This position requires on-site work within their manufacturing facility so as to be able to work with cross-function teams. A hybrid work opportunity may be available for the right candidate.

 

The NPI Project Lead is expected to motivate and assist other members of his/her project team(s) on following the Company new product introduction procedure, directives, and requirements, to report status to the Operational Product Committee, and to consolidate any project documentation required for Gate Reviews and Operational Product Committee meetings.

 

What You Will Do:

 

  • Responsible for driving the multi-functional team on achieving their committed targets for a given project.
  • Can assign tasks or deliverables to other project team members from different Functions with varying levels of responsibilities/grades and track its completion.
  • Responsible for one or more project teams composed of functionally assigned members coming from Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, Purchasing, Product Management, Marketing, Finance, Product Support, and Parts organizations.
  • This job impacts both internal and external environments once it will consist of maintaining contact and negotiating deliverables and timing with company functions representatives, and sometimes requiring exposure to dealers and end-costumers of our products.
  • The geographical area of impact is mainly driven by Regional manufacturing/engineering location but can assume bigger importance if the product is shipped and sold across Regions.

                                                         

What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Engineering, Product Support, or Product Management degree or related.
  • Knowledge and Experience in Best Practice Processes / Organization / Systems from different companies and industries.
  • Overall understanding of New Product Development / Introduction (NPI) procedures and tools.
  • A basic understanding of the Company’s NPI procedure, known as AMPIP preferred.
  • Understanding of the roles & responsibilities of a cross-functional team involved in any NPI project.
  • Has to have an excellent analytical, presentation, and communication skills
  • Expert-level knowledge of MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project.
  • A strong level of communication is required: both interpersonal and intercultural.
  • Expert Level Project Management and related experience
  • Cost and quality awareness, responsibility, willingness and ability to make decisions, organizational and management skills, above-average commitment, quick grasp of company structures and operational processes, knowledge in electronic data processing and PC, basic CAD skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Marketing and AG knowledge preferred
  • Multicultural experience is preferred

AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural engineering with a portfolio of exciting international brands which deliver solutions to farmers in 140 countries through a full line offer from tractors and combine harvesters to protein production systems and smart farming software solutions – to an environment where the future is happening now. Join us as we bring agriculture into the future.

 

Please note that this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a

comprehensive listing of all required activities, duties, responsibilities

and may change at any time with or without notice.

 

AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

AGCO/RSR

 


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