Process Owner, Regional Business - Pur NAFTA 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 6152 | 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!



As an SAP Purchasing Lead, your responsibilities will span across SAP systems (S/4HANA and SAP R3), international collaboration, and agile methodologies within the S/4HANA Transformation Project. Your role involves close collaboration with local plants and the Global Business Process Owner.


Essential Functions:


  • Drive process and system standardization and harmonization, in agreement with the G-BPR. contribute to overall performance within the purchasing process area.
  • Define short-term and long-term development requirements for S/4HANA and other IT systems, in collaboration with the G-BPO and the R-BPO EMEA & APAC.
  • Play a crucial role in training and developing local Key-Users as process and system experts.
  • Establish and facilitate a community of process experts within your region. This community continuously exchanges insights on process execution, harmonization, and business requirements around S/4HANA and other IT systems.
  • Together with the G-BPO, conduct local process audits to ensure the highest level of process harmonization from a global perspective.
  • Process Improvement: The RBPO evaluates existing procurement processes, identifies areas for improvement, and develops strategies to enhance efficiency.
  • Performance Objectives: They define key performance objectives related to procurement processes.
  • Integration: Ensuring integration with other BPO networks, including collaboration with the IT department.
  • Monitoring and Control: Monitoring execution, adherence to processes, and performance indicators across user communities.
  • Change Implementation: Overseeing common process changes and assessing their impact on benefits and costs.
  • User Knowledge Standards: Defining key user knowledge standards and planning training initiatives.
  • Process Expertise: Advising senior management on process-related matters.
  • Collaboration: Working with local procurement, supply chain, manufacturing, and finance teams to implement and control processes.




  • Solid foundation in SAP R3 systems and S/4HANA
  • Possess the ability to navigate and execute procurement-related tasks within these systems (Material Management module).
  • Agile mindset characterizes your approach, enabling you to adapt with agility to evolving requirements and priorities, coupled with strong communication skills that ensure effective collaboration across global teams.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the purchasing process, from requisition through to order placement, receipt, and invoice verification, underscores your expertise.




  • A minimum of five years of hands-on experience in international projects, your capacity to navigate cross-functional team dynamics is proven.
  • Working knowledge of SAP R3 [Material Management / SAP-MM] & S/4HANA required.
  • SCRUM or PMP certification preferred.




  • Strong analytical skills
  • Knowledge of procurement processes
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement.
  • Experience in system performance and knowledge management
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills




  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, economics, supply chain or related field.




  • 25%


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
- Hybrid Work 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
- Legal
- Identity Theft and Fraud Protection 

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron