Program Manager in Farmington Hills, MI at ZF

Date Posted: 2/15/2018

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Job Description

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF has a global workforce of approximately 138,300 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at ZF is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow – and beyond.
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Position Description

Act as the business leader responsible for programs/projects from inception to the conclusion of the program. Oversee functional areas during development to meet key deliverables (Engineering, Sales, Purchasing, AME, Finance, Quality, Production) through cross function team meetings, open issues lists and aligned schedules. Focus point for project communication – both internal and external (customer). Meet or improve on spend, capital investment, and tooling recovery financial targets for SOP (launch) and profitability commitment for the life of the product which was baselined at the quote approval. Monitor timing, quality, technical and financial risks and issues on assigned projects. Mitigate risks or resolve issues where possible. Elevate and focus management attention when there is not timely resolution. Ensure that timely and accurate Gate Reviews and routine reports are conducted on assigned projects, using these tools to expose risks and elevate issues. Accurate project reporting using PPM tools as directed, i.e. program schedules, status, financials. Strong control over program change management for internally and externally generated change requests during development. Ensure programs launch on time and meet deliverables.

Position Requirements

  • Experience working on global / virtual teams
  • Remain flexible to changing responsibilities and workload adjustments.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills are key.
  • Flexible working hours if/as required to support global team and customer base. Up to 25% travel.
  • BS in business or engineering required. MS in engineering or MBA preferred. PMI certification desired.
  • Experience in automotive industry required . Proficiency in English required. Cross-functional, project management experience desired. Experience with Agile project management methods and tools a plus.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • At least two years Project Management experience through the entire project life cycle as outlined in the PMI PMBOK (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, Closing) Six to ten years of experience in the automotive or supplier industry.~cb~

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