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Hamilton, Ohio
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1 Aug 2022
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In the United States, BILSTEIN of America employs approximately 750 extremely focused, driven and passionate employees in four different locations: San Diego, CA, Mooresville, NC, Troy, MI and our only North American production and headquarters facility in Hamilton, OH. This 24/7 facility uses the newest technology to assemble the majority of our shock-absorber production for three separate yet integral production groups - Original Equipment (OE), Aftermarket (AM) and Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV). We work with our customers to provide the right system for the desired ride - from passive monotube shock absorbers to those that are adjustable, we have you covered for the optimal driving experience.


thyssenkrupp is an international group of companies comprising largely independent industrial and technology businesses and employing more than 100,000 people. Across 56 countries it generated sales of €34 billion in fiscal 2020/2021. Its business activities have been bundled in six segments: Materials Services, Industrial Components, Automotive Technology, Steel Europe, Marine Systems, and Multi Tracks. Backed by extensive technological know-how, the businesses develop cost-effective and resource-friendly solutions to the challenges of the future. Around 3,600 employees work in research and development at 78 locations all over the world, mainly in the fields of climate protection, the energy transition, digital transformation in the industry and mobility of the future. The thyssenkrupp group currently has a portfolio of approximately 18,100 patents and utility models. Under the umbrella brand thyssenkrupp, the group creates long-term value with innovative products, technologies and services and helps make life better for future generations. thyssenkrupp is listed in the MDAX index. thyssenkrupp shares are traded on Frankfurt Stock Exchange (symbol: TKA) and as American depositary receipts (symbol: TKAMY) in the USA.

Your responsibilities

Responsible for overall project execution and communication of program status through direct collaboration with cross functional teams to ensure clearly defined and realized timelines, deliverables, risk management, and success metrics. Accountable for the program team and responsible for their execution of all phases of projects, while managing risks and actively driving solutions.

Position Responsibilities:

Collaborate with Sales, Engineering, Quality, and Operations functions to satisfy both internal and external customer expectations by leading new program launches to successful completion through the identification and coordination of appropriate resources, determination of project scope, and managing and communicating project timelines, deliverables, issues, risks, and success metrics

Strategize and outline goals and objectives of the program

Lead cross-functional project teams to solve problems and chair regular project meetings to track progress towards shared objectives

Monitor profitability of projects and ensure expected targets are achieved.

Develop and monitor budgets for assigned projects and assure that costs are planned, invoiced, and distributed appropriately

Maintain a clear project plan with major milestones and critical paths clearly identified

Track project progress against defined cost and timing objectives and react proactively to potential variances

Ensure projects align to the strategic initiatives defined for the Business by gathering appropriate information from individuals and the project team in order to make correct decisions

Complete accurate, high quality documentation of projects, including project schedules, status reports, and action plans

Manage and submit program reports for upper management and executive review

Present program status and escalate issues as necessary to program sponsors and steering committees

Coordinate engineering changes through the change management process

Travel to customer and supplier locations and to International Bilstein facilities as necessary

Communicate with customers regarding Bilstein s products, facilities, and capabilities

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Your profile

Selection Criteria:

Bachelor s Degree in Engineering or equivalent education and experience

Substantial experience and knowledge within the automotive industry, defense industry, or heavy vehicle industry with a history of increasing responsibility

Proven project management experience, including demonstrated skills in both stakeholder management and in leading a cross functional team

Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods.

Sufficient technical acumen to participate in engineering discussions with internal and external parties

Willingness to travel to customer and supplier locations and to international Bilstein facilities.

Highly developed written and oral communication skills

Demonstrated record of building both internal and customer relationships and rapport

Strongly demonstrated leadership skills, including sound reasoning and decision making ability

Able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively with little direct supervision

Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project

Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all safety and environmental policies in the workplace. Advocates for and promotes a safe work environment by reporting Near Misses and/or other safety and environmental hazards, wearing all required PPE and encouraging others to do the same




Your benefits

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation packages, Bilstein of America proudly offers a rich history, steeped in innovation and a lasting commitment to our customers, employees and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at .

Benefits offered on the first of the month after your employment date:

Medical, Dental and Optical
401(k) with 5% company match (after 90 days of employment)
Company paid short-term disability (after 6 months employment)
Paid personal time off
Annual Company bonus
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