Bendix Process Lead, Materials in Elyria, Ohio

Process Lead, Materials

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Job Description

Thisposition within Supply Chain Excellence serves as a key interface between Bendix’ operational functions and IT. The position supports both Supply Chain and Purchasing teams by leading key, strategic, continuous improvement (CI) projects with a focus on leveraging SAP. This position is tasked with driving process improvement and process standardization in the areas of material procurement, supplier communication, production planning, inventory management, MRP planning and lean replenishment processes. Additionally, this role includes the support of SAP MM and PP users with technical knowledge as needed, as well as driving SAP improvements via various methods (including training, testing, investigating new functionality, defining requirements, etc).

  • Lead or participate in procurement and materials management related projects as needed to support business initiatives

  • Collaborate with IT, CoC managers, plants, business owners and key users to identify new CI opportunities and execute agreed upon projects within supply chain.

  • Support key user network by training, trouble-shooting issues and recommending permanent corrective actions.

  • Proactively seek and recommend appropriate solutions and options to stay current with technology and industry changes.

Required Skills

  • Project management skills

  • Strong analytical and technical skills (including root cause analysis and corrective action)

  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing business environments

  • Strong organization skills that facilitate the ability to multi task

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

  • Customer oriented

  • Skills to work well under pressure and multiple demands

  • Proficient in Office software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project

  • Team player with the ability to work independently with minimal guidance

  • Cultural awareness and ability to adapt communication style to influence the audience


  • Advanced knowledge of Materials Management, Production Planning, Purchasing Processes, Inventory Optimization and replenishment strategies.

  • Advanced knowledge of ERP systems and associated materials & production planning modules.

  • Knowledge of supplier communication tools

  • Working knowledge of BW report writing and/or SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (APO) Systems a plus

  • Automotive or trucking industry knowledge preferred

  • Knowledgeable about Order-to-Delivery related processes

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years of continuous improvement / project management experience required

  • Minimum of 5 years of functional operations experience with focus on materials management, production planning or purchasing required

  • Proven track record of success required

  • Minimum of 5 years of ERP experience required, SAP R/3 4.7 or higher preferred

  • Involvement in ERP implementations preferred

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification preferred

Job Location

Elyria, Ohio, United States

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