Program Manager
ZF Friedrichshafen 9 reviews - Northville, MI

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Support current production for all internal and customer related items and coordinate customer communication. Support new business acquisitions. Lead customer projects to successful product launch.

  • Plan and manage programs according to the ZF Project Management Guideline and ZF Group Directives.
  • Lead and manage the program teams proactively to ensure given program goals are met (cost, functionality, quality, timing, …).
  • Interface with required functional disciplines and departments for program support.
  • Evaluate all financial, engineering and timing aspects of customer requests for quotes and provide information required for quotes to Key Account Manager.
  • Monitor program expenditures relative to program budget and propose counter measures in case of overruns.
  • Monitor adherence of given manufacturing cost targets and initiate countermeasures if necessary.
  • Make necessary preparations for program and milestone reviews.
  • Provide Key Account Manager with program status updates on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate prototype builds for assigned programs.
  • Arrange and attend program related customer visits in coordination with the supervisor
  • Give program related presentations to the customer in coordination with the supervisor
  • Travel to other ZF, customer or supplier sites on a regular base.
  • Operate customer online systems to ensure retrieval and upload of required information.
  • Comply with all TS16949 policies and procedures.
Educational Requirements:
  • Four-year college or university degree in an engineering discipline or a minimum and 5 years engineering/project management experience.
Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in project management with proven track record of successfully launched products preferably in an automotive environment.
  • Detailed knowledge of product development systems and experience in its application.
  • Trained in program management methods; preferably the ZF system (GD 05/11)
  • Good communicator in the project team, customers and to management.
  • Capable of delivering within a challenging environment (interdisciplinary team, various locations and cultures, short project timelines …).
  • Conflict management and negotiation.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Powertrain knowledge.
  • Sales or finance background related to product cost calculations, quotations and cost structure.
  • German and/or Spanish language skills.
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9 reviews
ZF Friedrichshafen AG is a leading worldwide supplier of driveline and chassis technology. Headquartered in Friedrichshafen, Germany, ZF is...