Product Controller in Suzhou at ZF

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

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Job Description


1. Design and development related controlling of new product as well as project controlling .

To reach the target cost, the product- / project controller have to work very close with engineers from development, purchasing and production. In the profitability calculation the controller looks at the product as a function of the predicted volumes and cost as well as the achievable price. The product- and project controlling asks for invest, tooling, material cost and working effort at the purchasing and production department. That’s the basis for design an d development related controlling.

2. Product cost planning of serial products and input for annual sales pricing.

Product controlling shall coordinate TU relevant locations to consolidate the TU global cost view and generate a profitibality status for management pricing decision.

3. Customer Controlling .

Main target is to give the sales department all necessary figures on hand to enable the key account manager preparing a cost-oriented offer for the customer. The product- and project controller evaluates all relevant total cost elements like material cost, production cost and location specific overhead cost.  All these information will be presented to the requestor with a standard calculation sheet. Take product life cycle cost , profitablity analysis and release process tracking activities if needed.

4. Product calculation in case of localization projects

Within the localization project the controller analyse all economical correlations and presents the consequences and effects of possible decisions. He is a kind of consultant for the involved management. Product and project controlling provides neutral and location comprehensive figures to all products and projects to the business unit management.

5. Strategic,operative planning and forecast

To present all product- and project relevant data for the planning is one of the mayor tasks in this period. Therefore the Controller selects and checks the figures from production and purchasing. In close connection with the heads of the departements the controller will search for measures to reach the given targets for investment and tooling.
He/ she shall also take the task to derive a product / project cost and investment input for planning and forecast.

6. Reporting

Regular TU-China product cost and profitability report. Regular LCC report.


1. Degree in engineering/ecomomic or equivalent, with at least 6 years' engineering/product cost controlling experience.

2. Minimum 2 years automotive industrial product controlling experience.

2. Knowledge of costs and knowledge of the products from Business Unit TU(Bus and coach product)

3. Willingness to keep the knowledge up to date with the latest technology.

4. Strong analytical skills, solution-oriented, careful and self-responsible way of working.

5. Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and patient.

6. Excellent communication skills in an international environment (English) including willingness to travel.

7. Extensive knowledge in project management.

Contact Information

Jiayan Song,

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