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Program Manager in Livonia, MI at ZF

Date Posted: 3/11/2019

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Job Description

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.
Are you up for the challenge?

Position Requirements

  • 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.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering required
  • Automotive industry experience required.
  • Proficiency in English required.
  • 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

Preffered Skills and Experience:

  • MS in Engineering or MBA preferred.
  • PMI certification desired.
  • Experience working on global / virtual teams.
  • Braking experience preferred.
  • Experience with Agile project management methods and tools a plus.
  • Cross-functional, project management experience desired.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

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

Job Requirements

Education Requirements
BS in engineering (electrical or mechanical concentration preferred) required. MS in engineering or MBA preferred. PMI certification desired.

Experience and Skill Requirements

-Bachelor's degree in engineering (electrical or mechanical concentration) required.
-Experience in automotive industry required.
Proficiency in English required.
-Strong leadership skills are key.


-Master's degree in engineering preferred.
-PMI certification desired.
-10+ years with braking preferred.
-Cross-functional, project management experience desired.

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