Team Manager Testfield in Shanghai at ZF

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Main Objectives

ZF is developing hybrid modules and electric drives for passenger cars for the Chinese market at our R&D center in Shanghai. For our activities in Shanghai we are looking for a Team Manager who is leading the team of test field. Procurement, build up and  running the testfield and Validation coordination as well are belong to the responsibilities of Test field manager.  


  • Adherence to safety and environmental regulations during testing and initiation of immediate measures

  • Select employees suitable for the order

  • Quality assurance of work results

  • Secure technical results

  • Secure the availability of required resources 

  • Provide management information

  • Headcount and invest planning  


  • Functional and disciplinary leadership of employees

  • Task-related employee qualification

  • Capacity planning within the team

  • Provide resources and appoint people responsible for work packages

  • Support the employee in finding solutions across functions within the expert department and beyond

  • Define and optimize processes and methods

  • Sourcing and coordination of external service providers

  • Implementation of human resources planning, recruiting, performance rating and performance reviews

  • Escalation of critical topics

  • Investment planning for test bay  


  • Right to promptly veto decisions that affect own expert department

  • Shutdown of test benches in the event of safety defects

  • Authority to give technical and disciplinary instructions to his/her team members

  • Provide dotted-line instructions to employees in the areas of test bench technology, measuring technology, test bench projecting, jig design, product validation, test setups and test implementation


Basic Requirements

  • Working experience

5 years or more working experience in the area of test field with leading experience at automotive industry is necessary 

  • Education

Master degree in the field of mechanical engineering or mechatronics is necessary

  • English

Very good writing and speaking abilities

  • German

not necessary; but welcome

  • Computer

Proficiency in management tools Good knowledge in measurement and automation tools for testing Very good knowledge of Microsoft office tool (Outlook, Word, Power point)

  • Qualification


Requirement, Professional Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in automotive testing standards and regulations

  • Proficiency in presentation skills Familiar with automotive testing is mandatory.

  • Leadership & project management experience

  • Ability to work independently, mature and resourceful

  • Good communication skills Proactive and strict working style Flexible for travels

  • Able to work under pressure and be on schedule

  • Assertiveness and personal engagement are necessary

  • Rework and advancement of actually available technical solutions

  • Faithful follow the working and development processes of ZF

  • Customer support regarding ZF

Contact Information

Vicky zhang,


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