Project Manager 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 3020 | 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:  


Manage projects throughout all stages of the project process, according to the KB/ local guidelines, for medium to larger projects. Could manage multiple larger projects on a local, regional, or international level.


Essential Functions:  


  • Plans, leads, & executes the full scope of the Steering Roadmap.
  • Works with Product Manager and Finance to develop necessary business cases for all projects under the scope of the role.
  • Ensures new product development projects adhere to all PDC requirements & KB/Bendix Project Management guidelines.
  • Drive and direct cross-functional teams and coordinate multi-functional activities to meet milestones and deliver projects on plan.
  • Accountable for coordinating globally aligned Electronic Parking Brake strategies & Projects.
  • Accurately tracks and manages project timelines & Budgets using KB/Bendix tools. (Teamcenter, MS Project, etc.)
  • Responsible to ensure that project launches meet cost, quality, and timing commitments.
  • Accountable for resolution of critical issues during the entire life cycle of the projects.
  • Coordinate productivity idea generation activities to ensure future productivity pipeline fill.
  • Establish business cases for new opportunities based on product line and customer strategies
  • Support product life cycle management strategy and implementation.
  • Conduct regular team meetings and necessary alignment/status meetings to support CoC management system.
  • Interface with customers, suppliers and plants to determine requirements for a successful project implementation.
  • Advanced understanding of project management techniques and best practices. Considered an expert in this area and able to coach others.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in organizing, managing, and completing projects/product launches to measurable targets.
  • Demonstrated understanding of cross-functional team management to accomplish a common goal.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of and use of phase gate approach to operations and product development projects.
  • Advanced technical knowledge relative to business and management principles and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of product launch and project management tools including Microsoft Project.
  • Capable of barrier breaking and resolution methods given competing priorities outside of the immediate group.
  • Understanding of major functional and cross-functional business processes and related metrics. (Engineering, Operations, Financial, Marketing, and Sales), specifically as they relate to the product commercialization cycle.
  • Advanced understanding and utilization of business, management and people processes needed for overall success.

  • Experience:  
    3-5+ years’ experience in supply chain, engineering, or manufacturing project management, .
  • Experience in an automotive or transportation environment preferred.
  • Understanding of major functional and cross-functional business processes and related metrics (Engineering, Operations, Financial, Purchasing, Marketing, and Sales).
  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word etc).
  • Advanced ability to budget and to consider different budget strategies when making decisions on the Project Management team.
  • Large project cross functional time, task, and resource management.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and manage conflicts across the organization, along with networking in an effective way.
  • Advanced experience in presentation skills including preparation or presentation and the use of different presentation media and techniques.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; capable of formal and informal discussions at all levels of the business; has professional presence.
  • Influences and motivate others, provides direction, removes barriers, leads high impact teams.
  • Strong ability to think and act in a structured way.
  • Accomplished at working effectively to tight deadlines regardless of possible setbacks and stress.
  • Possesses strong self-development skills; highly-motivated and energetic, ready to act and deliver business results.
  • Excellent strategic and tactical problem-solving skills.
  • Able to negotiate for resources, equipment or other support.   
  • Displayed leadership skills with complex project teams and is seen as a leader by senior management.
  • In-depth understanding of Bendix business processes. 
  • Willing to make decisions involving appropriate risk to gain an advantage.
  • Strong ability to recognize what type of Project Management tool is required in the given situation and to adapt appropriately.
  • Strong project management skills and tool kit with the ability to mentor and coach others in methods and tool usage.
  • Ability to develop and use early warning indicators and other analytical tools for situation assessment or changing conditions, draw conclusions and make recommendations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or Engineering required; Master’s degree in related profession preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred.
  • Greenbelt certification 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




Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron