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Regional Category Manager Transmission, Axles and E-Mobility (m/f/d)


Istanbul, Istanbul, TR, 34935

Req ID 35278

For our location in Istanbul, we are looking for an experienced Regional Category Manager Transmission, Axles and E-Mobility (m/f/d).


Your tasks:

  • Drives category sales & profitability OP & SP in the region. Represents category expertise towards customer base, underwriting the ZF category offering. Identifies regional customer needs and derives corresponding opportunities to improve SoW (Share of Wallet). 
  • Manages product-related workstreams to guarantee timely execution of regional category - and corresponding product lines - strategy deliverables, set of service tools availability, growth and profitability improvements activities to meet the regional targets
  • Accountable for delivering output of E2E (End to End) Product Range Development and Lifecycle Management activities as per OP (Operation Plan) and SP (Strategy Plan), for OES and IAM 
  • Represents Aftermarket Swimlane within Serial GDPEP (Engineering Process for Product Development) during Application Phase; Timely eBOM (Bill of Material) compilation and product industrialization including OES range definition based on Customer application
  • Definition of central product line program forming a basis (60-80%) for all regions to supplement with local requirements


Your profile:

  • Deep-know how of ZF products or automotive spare parts as well as experience in product management and product specification with minimum 5-10 years of experience in Global Sales/Marketing/Business Development roles
  • Strategic and analytic thinking with strong drive for results and active execution of strategy targets 
  • Negotiating, influencing and relationship management skills
  • Leadership skills to work with remote & multi-nationalities team organization 
  • Fluent English skills



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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The position is part of the ZF Global Employee Referral Program.

Be part of our ZF team as Regional Category Manager Transmission, Axles and E-Mobility (m/f/d) and apply now!


Onur Benli

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