ZF Project Manager III in Livonia, Michigan

Project Manager III

Division A - North America Braking & Suspension


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 Description

Project Manager will act as the business leader responsible for programs and/or projects from inception to the conclusion of the program within the Actuation, Slip Control, IBC team.

Position Requirements

  • Ensure programs launch on time and meet deliverables

  • Meet profitability, capital, and tooling recovery financial targets at launch

  • Oversee functional areas during development to meet key deliverables. (Engineering, Sales, Purchasing, AME, Finance, Quality, Production)

  • Ensure cross-functional involvement in quality processes to improve launch quality

  • 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

  • Determine post launch profitability (as reported by the plants) as early as possible in development and understand and report gaps to business case profitability. Identify systemic differences

  • Use reporting tools as directed, i.e. program status, financials

  • Remain flexible to changing responsibilities and workload adjustments

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering required

  • 8-10 years in a technical role, preferably one with significant customer interaction such as Applications Engineering

  • Automotive industry experience required

  • Flexibility in working hours if/as required to support global customer base, up to 25% travel required

Preffered Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or MBA preferred

  • PMI certification preferred

  • Braking experience strongly preferred

  • Spanish speaking skills preferred

  • Cross functional, project management experience preferred

  • Strong leadership skills preferred

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

Required Education and Experience

A bachelors degree in project management, engineering or related technical field required.

Experience and Skill Requirements

8-10 years in a technical role, preferably one with significant customer interaction such as applications engineering

Knowledge of the standard Microsoft business software applications

Certified PMP / willingness to pursue certification within an agreed timeframe

Flexible working hours if/as required to support global customer base

Up to 25% travel

Spanish language skills desirable

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area

Program Management






United States

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