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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Software Project Manager

Country/Region:  IN

Chennai, TN, IN, 600116

Req ID 60852 SDC Chennai, India



  • Excellent Leading/mentoring & co-ordination of multiple Software Projects across multifunctional teams
  • Processes Great soft skills & critical decision making - Coordinate all SW actions in Matrix Organization
  • Responsible for  challenging effort estimations/RFQ & Prerequisite identification for Project Kick-off
  • Lead actions across software teams and drive clarification with Technical Project Manager
  • Certification in project management like PMP / Bullet Proof Management would be an advantage
  • Responsible for QCD & effective risk/stakeholder management
  • Exposure to automotive standards & system protocols like KWP2000, UDS, ISO14229/30, ISO 15765, ISO 26262
  • Effective quality control techniques & Root Cause analysis techniques ( like Ishikawa Fishbone Diagram ,Pareto Charts,FMEA,5 Whys,FTA & 8D)



  • Contribute to delivering a robust governance structure, align with the contractual commitments with  suppliers, and encourage appropriate innovation and development
  • To help define, manage, and assist with the supplier management governance processes and procedures
  • Provide day-to-day financial reporting for suppliers
  • Accountable for identifying and coordinating the execution of appropriate corrective actions if the operational performance is unsatisfactory
  • To lead input into and influence the development of the overall sourcing strategy,
  • Manage contract renegotiation and change request processes whilst ensuring ongoing compliance with the existing contract,
  • Build collaborative working relationships with the suppliers account management teams,
  • Forecast levels of demand for services and products,
  • Conduct research to source the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality,
  • Negotiate and agree on contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided,
  • Develop strategies to make sure that cost savings and supplier performance targets/KPI‘s are achieved or exceeded
  • Ensure the security and sustainability of sources of essential products and services
  • Develop and implement a procurement strategy
  • Keep up to date with trends and innovations, regulation and new technology to impact the business.




  • Overall experience 8-14 years in automotive Software Development and Minimum 3 years in Project management
  • Experience with Automotive Project initiation process, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, prioritization and closure
  • Working Experience with ADAS / ABS  projects and commercial vehicle SW projects would be an advantage
  • Experience with Budget tracking, on time delivery with uncompromising quality. V Model/Agile/SAFe/Kanban
  • Knowledge of versatile PM (like MPP) & ALM tools will be an advantage
  • Working Knowledge of HW(microntrollers/debuggers)  and SW tools (compilers, stacks) used across automotive
  • Knowledge of ASPICE / FuSA & Automotive CyberSecurity  is an added advantage


  • Contract management and relationship management
  • An understanding of technology sourcing
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • An ability to prioritise a demanding workload
  • Good negotiation skill
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external teams
  • The ability to make crucial decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines
  • The ability to solve problems and make decisions, as well as to think strategically and laterally
  • Time management skills and the ability to deliver to deadlines


Be part of our ZF team as Software Project Manager and apply now!


Sowmya Nagarathinam


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