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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.

Plant Manager

Country/Region:  HU

Debrecen, HB, HU

Req ID 54184 [[location_obj]], Hungary

Workplace can be either Debrecen or Kecskemét.


Role objective: Manage, drive and monitor daily operational performance of the two Hungarian green-field Just-in-Sequence plants located in Debrecen and Kecskemet, secure target cost and profitability of the designated business and ensure customer satisfaction, compliance and the alignment of local activities with guiding regional and product line business strategies. Lead and grow assigned people.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensure positive P&L performance through monthly analysis, reporting and staff involvement and ensure the target achievement for the two Just-in-Sequence plants
  • Implement an efficient structure and processes to meet customer expectations & company targets and review progression & attainment with subordinates
  • Develop, coordinate and execute the short- & long-term Strategic and Business Plan including resource planning, implementation and monitoring and guarantee that appropriate corrective actions are taken for any non-conformances
  • Monitor, analyze and report on the organization’s performance and KPIs to senior management
  • Build and maintain customer relationships with Key Account Clients
  • Lead, guide, develop and support the plant management team while creating an environment of cooperation, integrity and mutual trust
  • Establish and maintain a positive, safe and team-oriented work environment through leadership, performance feedback and coaching
  • Ensure the implementation of best practice production standards & processes within the plant
  • Represent the two plants on divisional and group level and serve as member of management committees for special projects
  • Promote and drive an environment of continuous improvement by actively driving initiatives on ZF PS, business-relevant projects & 5S+1
  • Ensure the overall compliance with company policies, directives & guidelines, TS16949 & ISO 14001 and the local legal environment (Federal and State laws and regulations)
  • Create and maintain positive local labor relations



  • High education degree in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering or similar
  • Min. 10 years of experience in management positions
  • Proven Automotive experience, knowledge of global customer requirements and needs
  • Good operational knowledge and experience of Just-in-Sequence operations, logistics and business financials
  • Strong entrepreneurial thinking and acting
  • Superb leadership matrix skills and willingness to collaborate
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
  • Fluent English


We offer:

  • Company car
  • Attractive salary and incentive plan
  • Great development opprotunities
  • Additional benefits
  • Great work environment and international exposure


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


Aleksandra Dziechciarz

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