Engineering Manager - Customer Applications in Livonia, MI at ZF

Date Posted: 2/8/2018

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    Livonia, MI
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Job Description

Job Title:
Engineering Manager – FCA Customer Applications, Brake Controls

General Role Description:
Manage Customer Applications Engineering team, to lead brake controls projects through all phases of development (new business hunting, through production support). Responsible for ABS/ESC, and next generation electrified brake boost technologies (IBC) within the North American Brake Engineering organization. In addition, work globally with OEM to align product offerings and implementation strategies.

Key Job Functions:

Team management
  • Workload and resource planning
  • Team development planning, performance assessment, and compensation planning
  • Mentoring
  • Administrative approvals
Product strategy & new business development
  • Provide input into product planning to align future products with customer needs & requirements.
  • Work with customers and Sales to identify and assess new business opportunities
  • Lead Engineering team to support new business hunting activities
  • Manage product tailoring through new business development opportunities
  • Assess engineering costs to support business case development and customer quote processes
  • Ensure effective requirements analysis and customer negotiations for technical deliverables
  • Work with customers to assess and demonstrate new technologies (host, support demo’s)
Product development
  • Ensure on-time delivery to customer commitments
  • Ensure projects are delivered to agreed to requirements (vehicle performance, durability, NVH, etc.)
  • Ensure projects are managed to established Systems Engineering processes
  • Drive continuous improvement of Engineering processes
  • Ensure effective management of both TRW and customer driven changes
  • Ensure effective collaboration between Engineering teams to resolve issues and meet objectives
Production support
  • Support ZF-TRW manufacturing and quality teams in resolving production issues
  • Support warranty analysis team to ensure timely analysis and resolution of quality issues
  • Work with ZF-TRW quality team to ensure effective support of customer manufacturing plants through launch
  • Support assessment and implementation of new suppliers, process changes, and cost reductions
Customer relationship
  • Maintain regular communication with customer management to maintain open channels of communication
  • Develop trust through personal and team interactions with customer

Bachelors Degree in Engineering
Minimum 10 years experience in automotive Engineering or similar field
Strong understanding of fundamentals of electro-mechanical control systems
Strong verbal and written communication skills, strong presentation skills
Strong leadership skills
Strong planning skills
Process oriented
Understanding of requirements analysis & management practices
Ability to travel globally
Prior management & leadership experience strongly preferred

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