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Manager, Product - Valves & Modules (16092)

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

Job Description:

Manager, Product - Valves & Modules

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

Position Summary:

The Product Manager is responsible for partnering with the product group director in developing and implementing the product and customer strategies for the Valve & Module product lines. This position has commercial responsibility for product changes, component pricing, VAVE, profitability and contract review. Directly accountable for the Program Management and will be involved in budgeting and forecasting for the product line.

Essential Functions:

* The Product Manager is responsible for developing and implementing regional & global product strategies in partnership with the product group directo. This involves creating business cases for new products & product extensions as well as managing obsolescence / streamlining. * Creation & maintenance of key product roadmaps, including alignment with other Business teams (Electronics) & customer's product / technology roadmaps. * This position manages the profitability of the assigned product families through cost reduction programs, growth programs, long-term agreements (LTA), pricing & through improved plant operating performance. * The Product Manager in-conjunction with the CoC Director develops the Strategic Planning (STRAP) and Mid-Term Operating Plan (MOP) for the assigned product lines, presents them to Product Business Team (PBT) leadership, and delivers results based on the plans. * Must develop a strong working relationship with counterparts at Knorr-Bremse, including developing & implementing a worldwide strategy for Key products. * Leads multifunctional integrated program teams, strong interface with external customers, OE/AM sales, and Knorr-Bremse peers/corporate.


* In-depth knowledge of vehicle dynamics and controls. * Ideal candidate will be familiar with product development and manufacturing processes used to produce Mechanical & electrical components. * In-depth understanding of Bendix business processes. * In-depth understanding of the trucking industry - its customers, manufacturers, associations, and regulatory issues.


* Minimum of 7 -10 years experience, preferably in engineering or program management with increasing levels of responsibility. * Experience in the heavy-duty truck, bus and/or automotive market. * Experience in electronic controls and/or pneumatic vehicle braking systems is a plus.


* Leads teams to drive new projects & programs in anticipation of business needs. * Candidate must have excellent strategic skills & have demonstrated these skills in previous jobs. * Possesses the skills to succeed in a hybrid matrix organization. * Strong business management (financial and portfolio analysis) and negotiation skills. * Able to adapt to the diversity and challenges of local and global working teams. * Strong interpersonal, written, and, oral communication skills in a cross-functional, team environment. * Able to work independently & prioritize time/resources/ goals. * Challenges and formulates new processes and strategic thinking and leads the development of new core processes and products to enhance CoC business performance. * Able to identify customer needs and builds relationships with key OE and Fleet customers. * Influences and motivates others, provides direction, removes barriers, leads high impact teams. * Globally capable - Must be comfortable working with and leading colleagues and customers in all regions as required


* B.S./B.A. degree in Engineering or Business required. Masters or MBA preferred. * Greenbelt certified 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.

Required Skills

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


Keywords: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, Elyria , Manager, Product - Valves & Modules (16092), Other , Elyria, Ohio

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