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Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF,
one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Project Manager

Location: 

Gray Court, SC, US

Req ID 21997 | Gray Court, United States

  

Position Summary: The Project Manager is responsible for managing the project launch activities by ensuring successful progression of both internal and external customer milestones within product launch for specified transmission programs. This position is also responsible for building project teams and tracking project activities from industrialization phases through the successful launch of programs both within time and budgetary constraints, all while adhering to ZF company standards/policy and customer requirements (both internal and external).

 

Role Expectations:

  • Manage project management activities and pre-series builds to support internal and external customers.
  • Manage new equipment installations to support project management milestones and objectives.
  • Assist Program Manager with evaluation and resolution of customer issues related to product specifications, design optimization, and production.
  • Work with management to define the project class and scope of project and resources needed for project management activities; manage the launch of new parts lists and applications as needed
  • Serve as primary contact/liaison to customer; identify information/data and resources needed by customer, and ensure timely transfer of such information to appropriate ZF department/team and the customer.
  • Prepare and present the status of projects at gate reviews to the customer and internal management (including corrective actions if necessary).
  • Work with ZF engineering teams (design, test, controls and resident) and global R&D, in addition to other departments such as purchasing, quality, and sales, in order to support business development, capacity, and continuity; manage and facilitate teams in a crisis mode with the current and/or future production issues.
  • Ensure implementation of planning phase for equipment installations in the plant related to pre-series and launch management projects in coordination with the manufacturing planning department in Germany.
  • Establish planning and corrective action procedures for ensuring minimal operation downtime and commercial impact for line stoppages or cycle times during pre-series events.
  • Facilitate/conduct project team meetings regularly in conjunction with core team, support staff, and managers, and discuss updates on assigned tasks and project targets and milestones.
  • Support change management processes regarding project launch timing and engineering change implications (i.e. quotations, validations, timing, communications to affected departments/groups, etc.).
  • Monitor, review, and ensure maintenance of New Parts Lists by product for all customer Bills of Material.
  • Ensure departmental compliance with all IATF16949 and ISO-14001 requirements, ZF corporate policies, and divisional directives.

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 4+ years of progressive experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 2+ years of experience with project supervision in one or more of the following areas: industrialization, manufacturing engineering, manufacturing planning, and/or program/launch management
  • Experience with Bills of Material (BOM) structures, design change procedures, and technical facets of product development
  • Proven organizational and planning abilities
  • Proven leadership ability and experience with coaching, mentoring, motivation, and conflict management

*Ability/willingness to travel both domestically and internationally (up to 25%)

 

Preferred Skills and experience:

  • Technical Bachelor’s Degree
  • 6+ years of project management and/or supervisory experience in the automotive industry
  • IATF16949 awareness training
  • German and/or Spanish language skills
  • Deep knowledge of the structural, procedural, and technical facets of an automatic transmissions development project

 

Be part of our ZF team as Project Manager and apply now!

 

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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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