NPI Project Team Lead - Groundbreaking New Product Project

Hesston, KS
United States
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NPI (New Product Introduction) Project Team Lead

Who We Are Looking For:

The NPI Project Lead drives operative management of the NPI (new product) projects on site.

He/She co-ordinates the multi-functional team, across the manufacturing/engineering location once the project is established.

This position requires an enthusiastic approach to co-ordinate the multi-functional core team, and to ensure deliverables are complete according to agreed metrics including quality, financials and timing.

He/She assists other project team members on following the NPI procedure, directives and requirements, to report project status and any documentation required for Gate Reviews and Operational Product Committee meetings

What You Will Do:

Responsible for commitments and results of his/her project.

The NPI Project Team Lead will be responsible for one or more projects composed by functionally assigned members coming from Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, Purchasing, Product Management, Marketing, Finance, Product Support and Parts organizations.

He/she has no direct/hierarchical reports but by being responsible for the overall commitments and results of the project, can allocate work (tasks and deliverables) to other project team members and track its completion.

Motivate and assist other project team members on learning and applying Company's new product introduction processes and tools.

Servant Leader Abilities incl. Training, Coaching & Facilitation

Proven track record to build trust with stakeholders and lead by influence

Ability to take initiatives and drive business decisions

Key Performance Indicators

New product introduction project deliverables and procedure implementation delivering projects with agreed quality and financial metrics

Coordination of the cross-functional team in all steps of the AMPIP process and manage the escalation process when alignment is needed

Coordinating local cross functional project team

What You Will Bring:

  • Marketing, Engineering, Product Support or Product management Experience Required

  • Good overall level of understanding of New Product Development/Introduction (NPI) procedures, responsibilities and tools.
    Strong analytical, presentation and communication skills
    Flexible, team player with good attention to detail and time management
    Self starter mentality and flexible in handling change
    Good working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Project
    Good level of communication is required: both interpersonal and intercultural.

  • NPI Project Leads have to collaborate with a wide range of people, such as project sponsors, suppliers, experienced professionals and novice administrative support staff.
    Multicultural experience is preferred

  • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written. Any additional languages would be an advantage

What We Offer:

Experience our global diversity and enterprising spirit while helping us create innovative technologies and a positive impact that helps feed the world's nearly 8 billion people. From the day you decide to join AGCO, we want to engage and excite you and we're clear on where we want to go as a business and we trust you to help us there. Whether you want to learn a new skill or you aspire to do something different, we can help you develop the skills you need to take your career - and our business - to the next level.

We also invite you to "Make the Most of You" - Benefits include: health care and wellness plans, flexible and virtual work options (where available), 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off, flexible spending accounts, reimbursement for continuing education, company philanthropic programs, company perks programs, and much more…


Willingness to travel when required.

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 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.

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NPI Project Team Lead - Groundbreaking New Product Project

Hesston, Kansas US


United States