Engineering and IP management in Farmington Hills, MI at ZF

Date Posted: 10/17/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Description

ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. With its comprehensive technology portfolio, the company offers integrated solutions for established vehicle manufacturers, mobility providers and start-up companies in the fields of transportation and mobility. ZF continually enhances its systems in the areas of digital connectivity and automation in order to allow vehicles to see, think and act.
In 2018, ZF achieved sales of €36.9 billion. The company has a global workforce of 149,000 with approximately 230 locations in 40 countries. ZF invests over six percent of its sales in research and development annually.


§Contributes to the definition of the innovation process for application within Engineering Div U.
§Responsible for the implement of the innovation and strategic IP management within Div U ENG
§Moderates and coaches engineering innovation teams and brainstorming activities
§Implements innovation creation process
§Organizes and moderates Design Thinking and Think Tank workshops with innovation team
§Drives and moderates strategic IP creation and supports definition of relates patents. Acts as interface between engineering and legal department as well as external patent filing companies
§Summarizes strategic IP landscape and has a good overview of competitors IP strategy and strategic IP trends (competitive intelligence)

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Job Requirements

Education Requirements
Bachelors in Engineering

Experience and Skill Requirements
5-10 years experience in innovation management
5-10 years of experience in IP management
Engineering background in electronics, ideally in a field of high innovation (infotainment or ADAS)
Experience in strategy development and implementation
Experience with legal departments and patent companies

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