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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.

Project Manager III

Country/Region:  MX
Location: 

Chihuahua, CHH, MX, 31125

Req ID 44651 MSSC Chihuahua, Mexico

ZF is looking to hire a Program Manager II  to join our team in Chihuahua, Mexico  working on SW’s & DAB’s.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Project Manager II is responsible for managing, without the need for significant direction, predominantly Category 2 and 3 projects within the business unit in accordance with ZF‘s new product introduction management process requirements.
  • The project manager is responsible to manage projects and project team activities in the development and launch of new products and continuous engineering.
  • Lead multi-functional business program teams using a company-specific product launch process (GDPEP), maintaining the database that monitors the status of the global program portfolio and acting as gatekeeper to ensure adherence to GDPEP.
  • Responsible to manage the customer interface from GDPEP Phases 3-8 (award through post launch) and continous engineering until the project goes into service.
  • Coordinate functional activities and ensure matrix resource efficiencies to achieve program objectives. Matrix functions include Sales, Product Engineering, Quality, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Logistic and Finance.
  • Responsible to balance the competing demands of scope, time, and cost (also known as the “triple constraint”) while achieving the highest quality and stakeholder/customer satisfaction levels.
  • Conduct flawless launch of programs - meet deliver key milestones (internal and external) on time, with expected financial performance, and proper technical performance as defined by released specifications. Drive risk up stream and ensure final product definition is contained in the PV build. When reporting ensures accuracy and appropriate transparency. 
  • The project manager is responsible for working to meet or exceed stakeholder and customer expectations.
  • The project manager is responsible for driving relevant project and project status communications among ZF stakeholders (customer, supplier, project team, functional & divisional management) using Agile methods.
  • The project manager is responsible for monitoring progress of projects through internal reviews, partcipation in team meetings, and assist where needed to resolve impasses by resolving elevated issues internally and with the customer, ensuring barriers that could impede program progress are removed.
  • The primary scope involves high risk/complexity, new or future business awards and program launches, but also includes existing programs that have major changes directed by the customer or VAVE cost reduction activities.
  • The Project Manager II may mentor and provide direction to less experienced project managers.
  • Specific: See hiring manager for a more detailed description.

 

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in project management, engineering or related technical field required.  (Master’s preferred)
  • Eight+ years of Automotive experience with 6+ years of project management experience.
  • English proficiency required.
  • Personal:
  • Must demonstrate achievement orientation and initiative, concern for order, quality and accuracy.
  • Must be information seeking with a customer/stakeholder service orientation.
  • Must demonstrate high levels of interpersonal communication skills with the ability to impact and influence others.
  • Must be a strong team leader fostering teamwork, cooperation, and relationship building while developing others.
  • Must demonstrate strong analytical thinking and problem solving using conceptual thinking.
  • Must exhibit high levels of self-control, self-confidence, and flexibility.
  • Must have a superior organizational commitment and commercial intuition.

 

Technical:

  • Must demonstrate competency in product design fundamentals, automotive APQP processes, PPAP/ PSO processes, manufacturing knowledge, and financial management basics (tooling, capex and non-recurring cost mgt.).
  • Must have intermediate working knowledge of ZF product development processes (GDPEP, Clarity, Windchill, SAP, MS Project) and Project Management standard processes
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the PMI PMBOK Nine Knowledge Areas including Project Integration Mgt., Project Scope Mgt., Project Time Mgt., Project Cost and Profitability Mgt., Project Quality Mgt., Project Human Resources Mgt., Project Communications Mgt., and Project Risk Mgt.

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

Contact
Mariana Lizeth Cantu

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENTTo harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company.Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran
 

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