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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.

VAVE Engineer

Country/Region:  US
Location: 

Farmington Hills, MI, US, 48331

Req ID 44438 | Gbl Elec HQ - Farmington Hills, United States

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.

 

We are looking for a new colleague to join the purchasing & supplier development team in Farmington Hills, MI!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create and evaluate cost reduction ideas through technical and commercial analysis and data gathering during the whole product life cycle (Value engineering+ Value Analysis).
  • Increases profitability by driving design changes or substituting suppliers reducing overall BOM cost.
  • Facilitate cross functional workshops to develop cost reduction ideas.
  • Lead technical discussions and cross- functional project meetings.
  • Visit Suppliers (Global locations) to analyze their manufacturing process/materials/tooling costs.
  • Work with Test and Validation group to plan and maintain timing to validate cost reduction ideas.
  • Present cost reduction ideas to internal and external stake holders.
  • Support design to cost by generating design alternatives to achieve the product cost targets.
  • Provide relevant reporting for cost decisions (status reports of ongoing activities, progress towards savings target implementation, and forward workshop planning).
  • Drive design changes through engineering systems using established engineering processes (e.g. CPR, SRC, TRB and CRB).
  • Lead global team without direct authority.
  • Tailor presentations to various audience (technical groups Vs to the Vice president).

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in engineering, cost analysis or supply chain related positions.
  • Strong Program Management skills to drive and execute saving projects.
  • Strong communication skills and people influencing capability.
  • Highly motivated and result oriented individual - drive project approval and achieve results.
  • Ability to read technical prints, Technical engineering documentation.
  • Fluent in English.

 

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 VAVE Engineer 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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