New Product Introduction Leader

About The Role – You Will:

  • Lead new product development initiative projects from start to finish.
  • Develop and track to project budgets and target dates.
  • Develop and maintain project schedules.
  • Identify key requirements needed from cross-functional teams and external vendors.
  • Guide cross-functional teams to assure all milestones are monitored and met on schedule.
  • Identify both risks and issues and facilitate issue resolution across departments and escalates as appropriate.
  • Communicate project status and results to external customers, management, and internal customers through frequent contact and communication efforts.
  • Adhere to and enforce project processes, methodologies and program standards.
  • Provide oversight and coordination with Engineering, Production, Marketing and other teams and business units throughout the product development lifecycle.
  • Participate in design reviews internally and with external suppliers and customers.
  • Work with the engineering team to ensure specification compliance in the areas of the design, system performance and delivery criteria.
  • Lead milestone stage gate reviews and other required meetings with internal and external teams.
  • Partner with the Supply Chain team to ensure inventory for prototype development is ordered, received, and managed.
  • Create regular status reports summarizing status of projects including financials, risks, mitigations, contingencies and impact to revenue and present to leadership team.
  • Understand customer delivery requirements and revenue targets to guide decisions to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Capture the lessons learned and facilitate cross-functional meetings to share and address findings.
  • About Our Group

  • As strategic partners, the Proterra team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us to do great things for our company.
  • We strive to provide the highest-level service and support to our clients each and every day.
  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.
  • We treat each other with respect, and always try to have a little fun every day!
  • This position will be part of the Battery Supply chain team that supports Proterra's Manufacturing and Engineering operations.
  • You will report to the Director of Operational Excellence, Powered and collaborate with teams of Engineers, Product Managers, Supply Chain, Sales, Quality Assurance, and other Proterra resources .
  • About You

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and project management skills combined with technical aptitude.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, and diligent.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Adaptable, results oriented, and effective at managing change, and proven team building capabilities.
  • Skilled at managing conflict and effectively working through to quick resolution.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, metric-driven environment.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Your Experience Includes

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Business, or equivalent experience
  • Experience in all stages of New Product Introduction (NPI) including ideation, concept, prototype, design, pre-production and volume manufacturing launch.
  • Lean, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement process experience
  • Location: Greenville, SC

    Travel: 10-50%

    Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).

    Job details


    New Product Introduction Leader




    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 17, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    As major cities convert to 100% electric fleets, Proterra vehicles have become the most popular electric buses on the road in North America. With more than 10 years of experience delivering heavy-duty electric transit vehicles, Proterra has sold 1,300+ buses to 135+ transit agencies across 43 U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

    To provide operators with a comprehensive set of products to deploy and scale their EV fleets, Proterra also offers a turn-key approach to delivering the complete energy ecosystem for commercial electric vehicles. In addition to high-power charging systems, Proterra Energy fleet solutions include charging infrastructure design, build, financing, operations, maintenance, and energy optimization.


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