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one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

VA/VE Specialist - Strategic Sourcing (Casting/Forging/Stamping)


Hyderabad, TG, IN, 500032

Req ID [[22645]] [[Hyderabad]], India


Your Tasks:

  • The VAVE Engineer is responsible for all deliverables of assigned commodity like idea generation, execution & implementation. Generate cost savings ideas through various activities: e.g supplier/in house workshops, benchmarking activities.
  • Assess ideas feasibility with X-functional team from a technical and financial prospective on a global basis. prepare presentation to support Business decision and get Management approval.
  • Track closely the detailed status of ideas implementation (test release, supplier PPAP, customer release). Resolve issues to keep timing on track and escalate on a timely manner roadblock that cannot be solved at the project team level. Generate reports to Management varying from direct manager to Senior VP. Monitor closely savings forecast towards target and propose reaction plan if gap exists.
  • Ability to see and react to “long term goals”. Achieve targets in respective cluster which was agreed according to OP planning year on year. Execute the project plan, implement mechanisms to measure, record progress, and conduct ongoing analysis of, risks, and changes, as well as update/revise the project plan and report status. Perform design optimization and support VAVE activities to reduce the cost.
  • Strategic partner for VAVE Team leaders in locations (worldwide; member of the Value Management Team). Benchmarking of Competitor products and propose feasible cost saving measures for Brake system. Apply Value Engineering, Design to Cost methods to generate technical ideas by understanding product requirements.


Your Profile:

  • Full time Graduation in Mechanical/Mechatronics/Aeronautical/Productions/Automobile/Industrial Engineering, with minimum 3 – 7 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing, Value Engineering activities, Supplier development, Purchasing & Costing.
  • Cost down & Cost estimation of Brake system. Must have handled projects and experienced in dealing with customers. Knowledge on products Automotive design of Brakes components.
  • Knowledge on vehicle level application tuning for brakes system (ABS/TCS). Technical background in brakes application (ABS/TCS/VDC) Knowledge on manufacturing processes and best practices Forging, casting, Plastics & Stamping parts. 
  • Experience with Project Management Tools for example ZF PPM or MS-Project. Commitment to excellence and personal and professional growth. High level of professionalism.
  • Excellent Communication skills both writtern and verbal.


Be part of our ZF Team Engineering Division and apply now!


Karthick Subramaniam


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