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Supervisor, SAP Materials Management, Functional SME (15952)

Company: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
Location: Elyria
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Want to help shape tomorrow? At Bendix we've been doing it for 90 yearssetting 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! www.bendix.com/careers

Supervisor, Materials Management

Position Summary:

This position is responsible to supervise, direct, analyze, monitor, enforce, and improve SAP processes at each of the manufacturing and distribution center locations regarding to supply planning. Work closely with all plant SCE Managers in rolling out material management strategy. Training plants on material management processes and strategies. Perform audits to ensure all processes are running effectively.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead Supply Chain Excellence managers and material planning teams to strategize material planning improvements.
  • Manage quarterly supply chain manager meetings to ensure cross-plant planning process collaboration.
  • Key liaison to drive planning standardization for global intra-company production and procurement functions.
  • Lead Materials and Supply Chain Management, MRP systems, and Lean Manufacturing practices.
  • Provide on-site routine plant SAP training support to ensure material planning standardization is attained.
  • Develop an SAP governance tool to utilize alignment with manufacturing methods.
  • Identify and partner with SAP Module Leads to enhance SAP material planning and production planning functionality and processes.
  • Analyze and present data extracted from various reports to ensure material parameters are in alignment with SAP requirements. Oversee plants to ensure alignment is maintained.
  • Lead role in identifying inconsistencies within plant and SAP standard processes through routine process audits.
  • Partner with manufacturing personnel and other supply chain departments to develop root cause and corrective actions.
  • Possess the ability to summarize, report, and manage SAP process accuracy at a corporate level.
  • Manage and seek improvements to minimize inventory levels, prevent premium freight spend, harmonize demand planning accuracies, and improve customer day of need delivery for all Bendix locations.
  • Represent and take the lead on SAP process concern issues within the CoC and PBT teams.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of Materials and Supply Chain Management, MRP system, SIOP, JIT, & Lean Manufacturing. SAP, PP, MM
  • In-depth knowledge of materials management techniques
  • Knowledgeable in Six Sigma philosophies


  • 7-10 years related experience plus two years supervisory experience
  • Proven 2-5 years' experience SAP MM, PP
  • Experience in managing others preferred


  • Strong ability to establish credibility and trust
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Possesses advanced analytical skills
  • Ability to influence and persuade to inspire action. Capable of energizing the team to world class performance.
  • Ability to drive change from concept to completion across functional boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others
  • Time management and prioritization skills
  • Capable of successfully performing independently as well as in a team setting
  • Possesses exceptional planning, organizational and presentation skills
  • Results oriented with demonstrated capability of meeting tight deadlines
  • Advanced systems and data management skills required
  • Advanced in Microsoft Office products
  • Successful continuous improvement through innovation and problem-solving skills


  • Bachelor's degree in Operations, Supply Chain Management, or Business Administration required
  • Green Belt certification is a preferred
  • APICS certification desired

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

Required Experience

  • LI-NB1

Keywords: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, Elyria , Supervisor, SAP Materials Management, Functional SME (15952), Other , Elyria, Ohio

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