ZF Program Manager in Farmington Hills, Michigan
Division A - Global Electronics
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?
The Program Manager is responsible for managing, without the need for significant direction, predominantly Category 0 and 1 projects within the business unit in accordance with ZF's new product introduction management process requirements. Additionally, in accordance with PMI standards, is responsible for managing all aspects of a project over the entire life of the project as shown by the following Project Phases: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing. The project manager will be involved with the project from sourcing through post launch, and will lead ongoing change management activities and customer support.
Delivery of change and application projects using GDPIM gateway process where applicable, with reviews held on time and successfully passed.
Manage projects generating accurate timing plans, open issues lists, risk assessments, critical issue resolution and escalation, KPIs reporting and change management control.
Monitor and control financial performance of the projects to meet CQA and CRB baseline targets for DVP, CAPEX, ER&D and BOM.
Keep a regular check on progress so that problems are anticipated and corrective actions implemented and coordinating multi-disciplined team to deliver project objectives.
Liaise with internal stakeholders on all aspects of the projects presenting status updates to senior management and respond to customer and stakeholder requests for quotations
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.
A bachelor’s degree in project management, engineering or related technical field required.
Previous Project Management exposure or proven track record in management of multi-function teams with ability to demonstrate strong leadership capability.
Strong financial, commercial and technical understanding; strong presentation and reporting skills; computer literate (MS Office).
Be capable and used to handling multiple projects.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Passive Safety experience preferred.
Electronics automotive experience preferred.
Japanese proficiency preferred.cb
Required Education and Experience
Experience and Skill Requirements
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran