Lead 1-3, SAP MM Process 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 3591 | JOB GRADE: 14 


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Position Title:              Lead 1-3, SAP MM Process

Reports To:                 Director, Process Development         

Date Last Revised:     March 10, 2023




Position Summary:


This position serves as a key interface between the Bendix operational functions and IT. It is responsible for analyzing, monitoring, enforcing, and improving SAP processes at each of the manufacturing and distribution center locations without supervision.


Essential Functions:


  • Lead and champion on-site routine plant SAP training support to ensure material planning standardization is attained.
  • Develop SAP governance tool to utilize alignment with manufacturing methods.
  • Drive and partner with SAP Module Leads to improve material planning processes.
  • Lead and present data from various reports to ensure material parameters are in alignment with SAP requirements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to summarize, report, and manage SAP process accuracy at a regional corporate level.
  • Lead improvements to minimize inventory levels, prevent premium freight spend, harmonize demand planning accuracies, and improve customer day of need delivery for all Bendix locations.
  • Drive supplier order automation, including Advanced Shipping Notices.
  • Lead the resolution of SAP process concerns issues within the Product Groups.  




  • Strong knowledge of ERP flow and understanding relating to business processes.
  • Manufacturing understanding and knowledge and related systems activities.  
  • Advanced knowledge in SAP materials processes and Supply Chain procedures.
  • Automotive or trucking industry knowledge preferred.
  • Working knowledge about Order-to-Delivery related processes within supply chain (including logistics, manufacturing, finance, etc.).
  • Knowledge of agile practice and methods a plus.




Lead 1,  SAP MM Process

  • 3+ years of functional operations experience with focus on production planning or materials management
  • 3+ years of SAP R3 & S4 Hana and Supply Chain Management required.  
  • 3+ years of continuous improvement / project management experience.


Lead 2,  SAP MM Process

  • 5+ years of functional operations experience with focus on production planning or materials management
  • 5+ years of SAP R3 & S4 Hana and Supply Chain Management required.  
  • 5+ years of continuous improvement / project management experience.


Lead 3,  SAP MM Process

  • 7+ years of functional operations experience with focus on production planning or materials management
  • 7+ years of SAP R3 & S4 Hana and Supply Chain Management required.  
  • 7+ years of continuous improvement / project management experience.




  • Ability to establish credibility and trust.
  • Ability to manage small projects and assignments without guidance.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Possesses strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to influence and persuade to inspire action.
  • Self-starter who is action oriented and possesses a strong sense of urgency.  Capable of performing in a customer-focused, team-based matrix organization is essential.
  • Capable of successfully performing independently as well as in a team setting. Possesses exceptional planning and organizational skills.
  • Results oriented with demonstrated capability of meeting tight deadlines.
  • Strong systems and data management skills required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office products.
  • Possesses the skills to extract data from system queries to create management reports.




  • Bachelor's degree in Operations, Supply Chain Management, or Business Administration preferred.
  • Green Belt certification is a preferred.
  • SAP Certification is a plus.


Travel Requirements:


  • Ability to travel to the manufacturing locations occasionally.


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


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