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Product Manager - Engine Air & Transmission Control

Company: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC,
Location: Elyria
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:

Want to help shape tomorrow? At Bendix we've been doing it for 90 years---setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety. We're part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you'll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You'll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today! www.bendix.com/careersPosition Title: Product Manager - Engine Air & TransmissionReports To: Product Group Director, DrivetrainDate Last Revised: 1 December 2020Position Summary:This position combines management of ongoing Engine Air & Transmission actuation/control business activities and planning for continued success into the future. This role requires a self-directed candidate with demonstrated leadership abilities,--strong business acumen, as well as strong technical background. Candidate must have led teams, projects, & programs with strong interpersonal, coaching & team building skills. Candidate will also demonstrate experience in build up of sales coordination & development of positive customer relationships.Commercial responsibilities include market development & creation of customer value propositions, pricing, profitability and contract development. Role is accountable for budgeting, forecasting, and developing strategic plans for the product lines. Experience in the industrial sectors such as Automotive/Truck, Agricultural, Heavy Equipment is required. Essential Functions:* The Drivetrain Product Manager is responsible for developing, obtaining executive approval and implementing the product strategy (STRAP), mid-term operating plan (MOP) and the annual operating plan (AOP) to achieve the product line growth and profitability targets.* Drive the approach and execution of market, competitive and customer analysis to be translated into strategic plan (STRAP) actions.* Achieve product group Profit & Loss (P&L) targets by partnering with finance colleagues, developing and executing LTA's, pricing, global planning & budgeting.* Execution of product development programs to defined targets (cost, timing & product quality) according to the defined project management (PM) tools and Product Development & Commercialization (PDC) processes.* Candidate will set direction, motivate, influence, & monitor progress of cross functional teams, including members of Purchasing, Operations, Finance, & Quality.* This individual must be a strong & highly effective--manager,--leader, coach & mentor who has led project/programs & highly technical Engineering Teams through product launches.* Partner with Global Purchasing Excellence (GPE) to drive supplier strategies, product sourcing decisions and capital expenditures.* Achieve key product group operational metrics by partnering with Supply Chain Excellence (SCE), Quality & Product Safety (QPS) colleagues and plants to drive improvements in inventory, delivery performance, customer quality and warranty.* Develop a strong working relationship with counterparts at Knorr-Bremse, including development and implementation of worldwide product and manufacturing strategies. (Particular focus on establishing a North American manufacturing base)* Lead, develop, & coach cross-functional teams; Position requires a strong interface with external customers, business leadership, business development & sales teams.* Partner with key central functions to drive the execution of key business process improvement and localization initiatives.Knowledge:* Knowledge in developing business cases, financial P&L elements, & strategic planning.* In-depth understanding of the trucking industry and Heavy Diesel Engine Industry - its customers, manufacturers, associations, regulatory issues, and volume outlook.* In-depth knowledge of powertrain systems a plus.* Technical knowledge of respective system components and impact on overall powertrain / vehicle performance. Ideal candidate will be familiar with product development and manufacturing processes used to produce cast, machined and electronic components and assemblies.* Working knowledge of the principles of product development processes within a QS-9000/TS16949--environmentExperience:* A minimum of 10 years' experience in engineering, program management, manufacturing, technical product development, or technical sales.* In depth understanding of lean manufacturing, design for six sigma & theory of constraints.* Experience in the heavy-duty truck, bus and/or automotive market is a plus.* Strong operational and product design experience including design for manufacturability, plant operations, product development processes.* Experience in product marketing and creating growth initiatives.* Experience managing cross-functional organization in a matrix environment.* Experience in developing and managing budgets is required.* Experience in customer contracts negotiations and previous customer facing roles/experience with external customers (OE/AM/Fleet) preferred.Skills:* Ability to assimilate data quickly* Capable of prioritizing time/resources/goals, possessing strong interpersonal, oral, & written communication skills & a positive/proactive work ethic to ensure success in a cross-functional, team environment.* Individual will have demonstrated negotiation skills & excellent strategic thinking skills.* Strong business management skills required to drive continuous profitable growth.* Drives new projects & programs in anticipation of business needs. Leads teams in planning and decision making. * Strong customer orientation to build / enhance business relationships and growth. Able to identify customer needs and act as the 'voice of the customer'.* Capable of performing in a highly stressful environment.* Influences and motivates others, provides direction, removes barriers, leads high impact teams with sense of urgency.* Able to adapt to diversity of local & global working teams.--(US, Germany, UK, Japan, China)Education:* S. degree in Engineering preferred. Masters or MBA a plus* Greenbelt certified preferred.Position Requirements: The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.What does Bendix have to offer you? * Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off * 401k Plan with Company matching * Retirement Savings Plan* Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)* Wellness Program and incentives* Telework policy* On-Site Fitness Center* On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options* Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment: * Company-Paid Benefits: * Basic Life Insurance* Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance* Short Term Disability* Business Travel Accident Insurance* Employee Assistance Program (EAP)* Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits: * Medical and Prescription insurance* Dental insurance* Vision insurance* Supplemental Life Insurance Plans* Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family* Long Term Disability* Accident Plan* Critical Illness Plan* Hospital Indemnity Plan*LI-SS1

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