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Director (m/f/d) IT Infrastructure Strategy & Projects


Friedrichshafen, BW, DE, 88046 Solihull, ENG, GB, B90 4GW Częstochowa, WP, PL, 42-200 Livonia, MI, US, 48150

Req ID 33307

We are looking for a new colleague in our department IT WIO Infrastructure Strategy at one of our locations in Friedrichshafen, Shirley, Northville or Czestochowa


Therefore we are looking for a strategic thinker with strong problem-solving skills, proven ability to deliver and business acumen as well as high degree of initiative, and reliability to take the lead for our IT Infrastructure Strategy & Projects team. We are looking for someone with a high level of self-motivation, excellent analytical skills, strategic thinking, who possesses a high sense of urgency and priorities. This function serves as a cross-function to the entire global “IT Workplace, IT Infrastructure & Operations, and IT Security (WIO)” function and amongst others is responsible for all IT Project Management, IT Operational Excellence, and all Mergers/Acquisitions/Divestitures/Carve-out related topics and projects in this area.


Your responsibilities as Director (m/f/d) IT Infrastructure Strategy & Projects:

  • Leading and managing the global unit “IT Infrastructure Cross Functional Services” with the goal of providing professional services in the areas of IT Service management, IT Project Management, IT Process Management, and IT Operational Excellence as a cross-function for the “IT Workplace, IT Infrastructure & Operations, and IT Security (WIO)” function.
  • Accountable for the implementation of principles and measures in alignment with WIO strategy, strategic initiatives and objectives and key results.
  • Accountable for the strategic initiatives ‘Process Optimization’ and “Operational Excellence” with the goal to enable valuable business outcomes while balancing risk, cost, return and performance
  • Accountable for development, implementation, and continuous improvement of processes to drive operational excellence.
  • Leading and contributing to strategic initiatives and large-size projects
  • Providing regular financial performance and cost management overview and analysis together with regular benchmarking exercises to support continuous improvement


Your qualifications as Director (m/f/d) IT Infrastructure Strategy & Projects:

  • Technical and operational experience in IT infrastructure & operations, IT workplace, and IT security or IT service management and operations or IT project and process management
  • Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning and execution skills, Data analytics, PowerBI/PowerApps
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate IT infrastructure and platform-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences at various hierarchical levels, ranging from board members to technical specialists
  • Strategic leader and builder of both vision and bridges, and able to energize the appropriate teams in the organization
  • Increase of operational excellence, efficiency, productivity, and customer value as well as performance of IT integration of new business entities
  • Project management and completion within time and budget together with created business value and customer satisfaction


About ZF:
ZF is a global technology company suppling 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.
In fiscal year 2020 ZF reported sales of €32.6 billion. The company employs more than 150,000 associates at approximately 270 locations in 42 countries.


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Janin Oppermann

+49 211 584 222 166

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