Product Owner 2 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 1645 | JOB GRADE: 16 


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!



Position Title:              Product Owner 2

Reports To:                 Director, Prd Grp ABS

Date Last Revised:     July 7, 2022



Position Summary:


As a Product Owner this individual is responsible for executing on the VDS (Vehicle Dynamics Systems) product vision and roadmap. The individual is also responsible for organizing, prioritizing, evaluating, and communicating the work generated by a Scrum team developing solutions for next generation DAS (Driver Assistance Systems) products and features for commercial vehicles. 


Collaborating with product management and stakeholders, this position will help identify the needs and the value this product can bring to the customer and the overall Bendix product portfolio.  As part of an Agile Workforce Team this individual will be responsible for clearly articulating these needs and priority to the development team.  


This position is expected to represent the customer and business interests through the definition and prioritization of the agile process that provide sequential deliverables to satisfy the larger business features and solutions.


Essential Functions:


  • Understand the wider landscape of products and programs at Bendix in order to identify and plan for dependencies with other teams.
  • Act as part of the Product Management function to provide input to the business vision and roadmap definition and to support business planning processes
  • Own the delivery of the roadmap, product planning, and requirements for new features and improvements.
  • Execute the role of a Product Owner as described in the Scrum Guide.
  • Work collaboratively with the Agile team to align with product vision, negotiate commitments and maximize value delivery.
  • Sequence and balance trade-offs among conflicting business priorities.
  • Constantly pursues incremental delivery by looking for ways to meet business goals and learn from members and end users through frequent, measurable enhancements.
  • Interacts with stakeholders during sprint reviews, or individually, to show the most critical aspects of a solution and negotiate feasible systems solutions
  • Effectively communicate with team members, stakeholders and all levels of management
  • Fosters a strong team interaction that allows people to get information on time by creating an environment where people share ideas and opinions, even when they disagree to ensure optimum solutions, activities. 
  • Acts as customer advocate for team questions and seeks out opportunities to connect the team with end users, stakeholders and customers to develop and improve their understanding and empathy of end user needs
  • Establish and maintain business cases for opportunities based on product and customer strategies.
  • Work with the team to incorporate the appropriate Definition of Done into the user stories facilitating product increments compliant with the Global Change Management process




  • Broad automotive and electronic systems knowledge preferably related to heavy truck.
  • Experience negotiating tradeoffs with technical and business resources
  • Knowledge of driver assistance features and functions at vehicle level.
  • Capable of barrier breaking and resolution methods given competing priorities outside of the immediate group.
  • Understanding and utilization of business, management and people processes needed for overall success.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand complex ideas and break them down into smaller concepts and deliverables
  • In-depth knowledge of air brake systems is a plus.




  • Desired 3+ years of product management / project management experience preferably in driver assistance, vehicle dynamics, or vehicles controls engineering.
  • Backlog prioritization and communication to Scrum team customer desired features.
  • Frequent communication with customers
  • Hands on mechanical, electrical, or test automotive experience.
  • Experience in the heavy-duty truck, bus and/or automotive market is a plus.
  • Strong product design experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with product quality tools such as system FMEA, DVP&R, ISO 26262, ASPICE, and Functional Safety Concepts.




  • Leads with sense of urgency
  • Business acumen and ability to understand the larger company strategy
  • Ability to assimilate data quickly in order to make clear and decisive decisions
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and a proactive work ethic.
  • Capable of prioritizing time/resources/goals and possess strong interpersonal skills to ensure success in a cross-functional, team environment.
  • Formulates new processes and strategic thinking to enhance business unit performance.
  • Ideal candidate is a self-starter with demonstrated project management skills
  • Supports teams in planning and decision making.   
  • Strong customer orientation to enhance business relationships and growth.
  • Capable of performing in a highly stressful environment.
  • Influential and motivational, provides direction, removes barriers.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Engineering or Business administration with experience working in manufacturing section required



Up to 25% required


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

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron