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Head of Cost Engineering (m/f/d) Technology Domain ADAS/AD


Friedrichshafen, BW, DE, 88046

Req ID 13685

We are looking for a new colleague in the Cost Engineering Department at our location in Germany (Friedrichshafen) or US (Farmington Hills).


  • Support the sustainable implementation of Cost & Emission Leadership through systematic Target Cost/Emission Management in Technology domain ADAS/AD
  • Provide best practice cost & emission calculations for respective product groups. Furthermore, Support Product Cost Engineering for ‘design to cost / to emission’ activities to develop & support implementation of measures to meet the Target Cost & Emission
  • Develop and execute OP Plan for the CE support needed in the technology domain as well as provide best practice calculations for R&D, Cost Down for all divisions in the technology domain
  • Enhance the knowledge of CE team on technology domain and implement a systematic knowledge management and development, continuous improvement and implementation of processes, methods and tools in CE Technology Domain
  • Support Corporate Sales in educating and executing cost & emission disclosures at customers


  • Successfully completed degree in Engineering science or comparable studies with several years of professional experience including leadership/ management responsibility in Cost Engineering or suitable for Cost Engineering
  • Sound knowledge on costs and products in the ADAS / AD domain (Camera, Radar, Lidar, Safety Domain ECU)
  • Leadership skills for leading a global team to accomplish the expected targets and ensure continuous development and empowerment of Cost Engineering
  • High level of motivation, focused controlling of staff and results, strong and reliable decision making-capabilities but being able to work in teams as well
  • Self-dependent way of working, strong communication skills in an international context and a high acceptance for travelling


The compatibility of work and family life is firmly anchored at ZF. For more information, please visit www.zf.com/berufundprivatleben


Be part of our ZF team as Head of Cost Engineering (m/f/d) Technology Domain ADAS/AD and apply now!


Janka Ruderisch

(+49) 211 584 222 157

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