Want to help shape tomorrow? At Bendix we've been doing it for nearly 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! www.bendix.com/careers. Position Summary:. This position is responsible for leading the business unit to ensure profitable growth. This entails developing strategic plans along with ensuring efficient implementation of tactical initiatives.. Essential Functions:. The Center of Competency (CoC) Director is responsible for developing, obtaining executive approval and implementing the product strategy (STRAP) and annual operating plan (MOP) in order to achieve the product line growth and profitability targets.. Drive the approach and execution of market, competitive and customer analysis and translate into strategic plan (STRAP) actions. Responsible for the financial performance of the CoC through partnering with finance to establish budgets, forecasts, risks and opportunities.. Execution of product development programs to defined targets (cost, timing and quality/product performance) according to the defined project management (PM) tools and Product Development and Commercialization (PDC) process.. Partner with Supply Base Management (SBM) to drive supplier strategies, product sourcing decisions, product cost reductions and, capital planning.. Achieve key CoC operational metrics including inventory, delivery performance, quality, and warranty through partnering with the plants, supply chain and quality functions. Develop a strong working relationship with counterparts at Knorr-Bremse, including supporting the development and implementation of worldwide product strategies.. Leads, develops and coaches multifunctional integrated Product Teams (PMT's) and organization. Acts as a strong interface with external customers, business leadership, business development, and OE/AM sales groups.. Partner with key central functions to drive the execution of key business process improvement initiatives.. Knowledge:. In-depth knowledge of air brake systems is a plus.. Technical knowledge of respective system components and impact on overall vehicle performance.. Familiar with the design and manufacturing processes used to produce respective system components.. In-depth knowledge of strategic planning.. Knowledge in developing a business case and financial P&L elements.. Experience:. A minimum of 10 years experience preferably in product management or director level position with 5 years minimum management of direct reports.. Experience in P&L management and developing and managing budgets is required.. Experience in commercial negotiations and legal contracts required.. Experience in lean manufacturing, design for six sigma and theory of constraints is a plus.. Experience in the heavy-duty truck, bus and/or automotive market is a plus.. Strong operational and/or product design experience including design for manufacturability, plant operations, product development processes.. Experience in product marketing and creating growth initiatives is a plus.. Experience in managing cross-functional organization in a matrix environment.. Skills:. Ability to assimilate data quickly. Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and a positive/proactive work ethic.. Capable of prioritizing time/resources/ goals and possess strong interpersonal skills to ensure success in a cross-functional, team environment.. Individual should process good negotiation skills.. Excellent strategic skills and have demonstrated these skills in previous jobs.. Strong business management skills required to drive continuous profitable growth.. Formulates new processes and strategic thinking and leads the development of new core processes to enhance business unit performance.. Drives new projects and programs in anticipation of business needs. Leads teams in planning and decision making.. Strong customer orientation to enhance business relationships and growth.. Capable of performing in a highly stressful environment.. Influences and motivates others, provides direction, removes barriers, leads high impact teams.. Leads with sense of urgency. Education:. B.S. degree required in engineering or business discipline. 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.. 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. On-Site Fitness Center. On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options. Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:. If you slow down on the interstate and notice an 18-wheeler in your rearview mirror, you may be more grateful for Bendix Commercial Vehic... Associated topics: algorithm, c++, c#, developer, matlab, perl, python, software development engineer, software engineer, sw
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