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Program Manager Commercial Vehicles Autonomous Driving (AD) (m/f/d)


Friedrichshafen, BW, DE, 88046 Wolfsburg, NI, DE, 38442

Req ID 20605

We reinforce our Business Development team at our Project House Autonomous Driving in Friedrichshafen or Hanover, Germany.


Your tasks:

  • Responsibility for autonomous driving projects for our commercial vehicle customers including the definition, communication and cascading of an overall mid-term vision and short-term set of objectives. Responsibility for the introduction of innovative technologies and compley systems into the market
  • Technical leadership of the project team, team leader for a cross functional team and responsibility for Project Quality, Cost and Delivery (QCD) targets including the review and prioritization of the activities to maximize the QCD benefits while managing a lean escalation process
  • Identification and management of the risks incorporated in the Project and link to the corresponding projects
  • Responsibility for Project management deliverables such as Project objectives, business case, Project charter, risk assessment plan, stakeholder assessment, communications plans, issue/risk logs, benefits tracking, and Project status reports. Tracking and reporting BC PEAR from acquisition phase til SOP
  • Establishment and management of a Project level change control process and an excellent working relationship with customers, understanding their specific requirements and communicate them effectively to core project teams


Your profile:

  • Successfully completed university degree in Electrical, Electronical or Mechatronical Engineering or comparable
  • Profound and proven knowledge, 5 years of complex professional experience in the field of project management and customer projects,  ideally in the challenging and continuously changing industry environment and with a valid PMI-PMP and / or IPMA certificate
  • Good knowledge about AD projects and specific topics as FuSa and Cybersecurity, understanding about technical leadership are expected. Profound know-how of systems involving complex, safety critical electronics and software building blocks; experience in agile project management is a plus
  • Effective “consultative” and influential approach, combined with action-oriented passion for speed
  • Fluent communication skills in English, German proficiency is an advantage; willingness to travel abroad is required


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Be part of our ZF team as Program Manager Commercial Vehicles Autonomous Driving (AD) (m/f/d) and apply now!


Jesko Broschat

(+49) 211 584217

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