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This position is responsible for managing product changes and projects throughout all stages of the project as well as managing the GCM process according to the guidelines, for smaller, local or regional and/or C-categorized projects or subprojects.
Assess, plan and manage the implementation of product changes / projects for Bendix CVS/Bendix-Spicer product lines from Initiation through Plant Production Launch. .
Responsible to ensure product changes / projects comply with internal and customer safety, product safety, quality, delivery, and cost objectives, and adhere to quality standards. Directly responsible to meet customer expected delivery on all applicable product changes.
Communicate product change / project progress and facilitate issue resolution, internally with Corporate and Plant functions, and with external customers.
Develop cost estimates on product changes and projects, which may include Supplier / Plant tooling, equipment, testing equipment, and packaging. Coordinate customer-specific price quotations on new work, and collect information for proper quotations from other functions as appropriate.
Use internal computer systems (TeamCenter, SAP) to input, track and complete product change requests.
Generate & publish Metrics for current status indication to respective business groups Communicate the progress, status, and issues of product changes / projects.to responsible/affected CoC's and plants.
Actively contribute to GCM and other process improvement activities
Perform Key User activities for GCM system, including training other users on the Global Change Management system and performing testing with system upgrades.
Ensure adequate and appropriate resources are assigned to launch product changes / projects and escalate significant issues..
Determine and procure necessary funding for product change / project implementation. Initiate formal funding requests as required by internal policies and guidelines. Responsible for monitoring and reporting product change / project expenses to Management.
Manage Customer Engineering Notification/Change Management Process, Customer Specific Requirements, and Internal Audits per QS/ISO Standards. Establish/ maintain procedures for maintaining documents and change control of documents.
Lead /support other Product Change or Launch Project Teams as required and directed, including coordination of the required cross-functional activities.
Experience and knowledge related to the automotive manufacturing industry, heavy duty truck industry experience preferred.
Fluent in written and spoken English
Product Development and Manufacturing experience required.
Cross Functional Project Management experience required.
Experience in a highly matrixed organization
5 years related experience required
Strong Multi-tasking and highly organized
Strong Process Adherence
Positive, confident personality
Independent and committed working style
Strong sense of urgency, perseverance, and the creativity to overcome obstacles
Perform effectively in a team-oriented environment
Good communication skills and social competency
Bachelor's degree in Engineering required.
Six Sigma Greenbelt certification preferred
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:
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
Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
Long Term Disability
Critical Illness Plan
Hospital Indemnity Plan