Project Manager 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 673 | JOB GRADE: 15 


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!



Project Manager


Position Summary:


This highly visible position will manage projects throughout all stages of the project process, according to the guidelines, for middle, local or regional and/or categorized projects.


Essential Functions:


  • Ensures project(s)/subproject(s) progress is on schedule and within budget. Able to stay within project costs, quality, and timing commitments.
  • Assists in driving and directing cross-functional teams and coordinating multi-functional activities to meet milestones and deliver projects/subprojects on plan.
  • Contributes to and helps lead to the resolution of critical issues during the entire cycle of the project(s).
  • Assist in creating and maintaining business cases for new opportunities based on product line and customer strategies.
  • Support product life cycle management strategy and assigned projects/subprojects to enable the fulfillment of strategic plan commitments.
  • Tracks and participates in the assigned project(s) relating to productivity or product introduction.
  • Participate in process improvement projects.
  • Provides direction and organization for others to follow to allow project work to flow to completion. Creates a vision for the product
  • Develops a roadmap for rolling out product
  • Builds and orders the backlog to maximize value
  • Spends 50% of time interfacing with customers and stakeholders
  • Truly accountable for the product




  • Basic knowledge of business and management processes needed for successful project completion.
  • Working knowledge of planning budgets, and financial analysis.
  • Basic knowledge of project management techniques and best practices.
  • Familiar with industry standards as well as internal Bendix standards. 
  • Knowledge to carry out a process or procedure based on deadlines.
  • Knowledgeable with risk/opportunity factors and can act accordingly.






  • 3-5 years’ experience in supply chain, engineering, or manufacturing project management, with 2 years being a functional representative/lead.
  • Experience in an automotive or transportation environment preferred.




  • Ability to help budget and to consider different budget strategies when involved in making decisions on the project management team.
    • Ability to influence without the authority to do so.


  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word etc).
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Solid interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships; capable of formal and informal discussions with a professional presence.
  • Must have strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to think and act in a structured way.
  • Will work to tight deadlines regardless of possible setbacks and pressure.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to recognize what type of Project Management tool is required in the given situation and to adapt appropriately.
  • Focused on driving results and reaching goals.
  • Knowledge of Project Management procedures, methods, and tools



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or Engineering required; Master’s degree in related profession a plus.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent preferred.
  • Greenbelt certification a plus


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