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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.

Senior Manager, Supplier Development Semiconductors (m/f/d) (LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Country/Region:  US
Location: 

Farmington Hills, MI, US, 48331

Req ID 45148 | Gbl Elec HQ - Farmington Hills, United States

Locations: USA, China preferred or other ZF location

 

ZF Materials Management is seeking a new Senior Manager of Supplier Development for Semiconductors.  

 

Company Overview

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.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Continue building up and develop global Supplier Development Organization for Semiconductors
  • Investigating further enlargement of this group to other commodities, such as PCBs, Passives, …
  • Drive KPIs for supplier performance measurements, regular monitoring and improvement of established KPIs
  • Lead the supplier development team (ca. 20 people) in three regions (EU, US, APAC) and across different divisions
  • Cross functional alignment of supplier/technology strategy with Engineering (Center of Compentence Semiconductors) and Commodity Purchasing
  • Scout and evaluate new technologies for new projects
  • Support all new core developments in close collaboration with ZF’s engineering
  • Responsibility for supplier development in the sourcing process
  • Develop best known methods to audit semiconductor supplier locations
  • Develop and maintain ZF global best practice standard and serve as a "standard owner" for Semiconductor area of expertise
  • Steer and drive continuous improvement plans at the supplier’s manufacturing facilities to improve supplier performance / minimize risk
  • Lead complex quality concerns from root cause analysis to definition of required countermeasures (incl. negotiations of claims)
  • Manage the ZF’s supplier readiness process, including supplier- and parts risk assessments, pre-sourcing technical reviews, APQP and PPAP approval to ensure a successful launch of new products.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in semiconductor/electronics manufacturing or a comparable area, with excellent knowledge in relevant production & testing processes alongside the material flow.
  • Working knowledge of AIAG core quality tools (APQP, PPAP, FMEA, MSA and SPC)
  • Experience with SPC, FMEA, 8D methodology, Control Plan, MSA, DOE, process change management and problem-solving tools
  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma tools and able to use statistical analysis to challenge data
  • Knowledge of IATF16949 and AEC Q100/101/200 (Automotive Standards) requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills
  • Experience of working within a global team
  • Strong Leadership skills, self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Willing to travel as needed
  • Lead and work with cross functional teams across different time zones and willing to regularly participate in conference calls outside of working hours. 

 

What We Offer:

  • A supportive collaborative team environment
  • Annual Incentive Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Personal Time
  • 401k Plan
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Paid Holidays (13 fixed holidays)
  • A Hybrid Work Schedule (3 days remote/2 days onsite)
  • Tuition reimbursement for educational advancement
  • A strong diversity culture
  • Supportive Employee Groups and community outreach activities

 

Be part of our ZF team as Senior Manager, Supplier Development Semiconductors (m/f/d) (LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE) and apply now!

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT: 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than just words for us. They are at the core of the ZF Way that propels our team members towards their utmost success. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a natural reflex. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that every member of ZF can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape next generation mobility, safety, sustainability and social justice. 

With four generations across 118 nationalities in 41 countries, ZF combines a unique variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. Together, we solve problems, drive innovation and shape next generation mobility. 

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

Our Commitment to Diversity

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.

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