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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.

Technical Value Management Expert

Country/Region:  CZ

Jablonec nad Nisou, CZ

Req ID 44256 Jablonec, Czech Republic, Czech Republic

Role Description: Technical Value Management Expert

Basic information

Technical position in the ZF Purchasing organization responsible for development & implementation of profitability improvement projects. Key focus areas are the generation, evaluation and implementation of cost reduction ideas & associated initiatives across different domains, technology clusters, multiple customers and regions for launching and post-SOP programs. Highly visible role through interaction on all levels and with all functions.


Main Tasks:

  • Generation and development of technical cost savings ideas through various activity types (Design Reviews/DtC & DfM Analysis/in- & external deep dive Workshops/Benchmarking etc.) for one of the following technology Clusters:
    • Iron & Aluminum Castings + Machining
    • Electromechanical Assemblies
    • Friction Material & Components (Brake Pads)
  • Detailed assessment & coordination of idea development related to technical/commercial feasibility (business cases) with x-functional teams
  • Preparation of calculations/presentations and further data to support business decisions and obtain Management approvals
  • Track detailed status, monitor development & implementation progress for multiple parallel projects, proposing mitigation plans in case of deviations/roadblocks and assure necessary escalations w/ Top Management

Your profile:

  • Technical background, Master of Science degree in Mechanical/Process Engineering or comparable
  • Deep knowledge about design rules, technology requirements, manufacturing processes & state of the art production facilities across the globe for one of the a.m. technology clusters
  • Strong moderation, communication and matrix skills with team spirit
  • Deep knowledge of domain specific state of the art Design/FEM/Simulation Tools & Databases (Catia/Magma/Windchill) + Microsoft Office
  • Global thinking, results oriented, advanced organizational skills including attention to details
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure (deadlines, balancing)
  • Good English skills for an international environment (EU, NA, AP). German skills are a big advantage
  • Driving license B, ability and willingness to travel

We offer:

  • Pleasant modern hi-tech workplace 
  • Friendly team-oriented working environment
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Benefits: 25 days vacation, home-office, insurance contributions, cafeteria, medical service



Be part of our ZF team as Technical Value Management Expert and apply now!


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