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ZF is a global technology company supplying 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.

Value Management Engineer

Country/Region:  CZ

Jablonec nad Nisou, CZ

Req ID 44250 Jablonec, Czech Republic, Czech Republic

Role Description: Global Value Management Engineer

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 of cost savings ideas through various activity types such as supplier-/inhouse workshops, design-/process-/supply base analysis & benchmarking
  • Assessment & coordination of ideas in regards to technical/commercial feasibility with x-functional teams on a global basis – preparation of calculations/presentations and further data to support business decisions and obtain Management approvals for project business cases established
  • Drive & project manage global cross-applicability of ideas from different sources/domains w/ local groups (Engineering/Purchasing/Plants/Logistics) located in Asia Pacific, North-/ South America & Europe maximizing synergies by guiding the teams towards lean evaluation & optimized validation scopes reducing implementation cost
  • Monitor progress for multiple parallel projects and propose reaction/mitigation plans to meet approved timelines & bunnies targets
  • Track/Present detailed status, resolve issues and escalate on a timely manner roadblocks that cannot be solved at project team level

Your profile:

  • Technical background, Bachelor/Master of Science degree in Mechanical/Process Engineering or comparable
  • Experience with automotive suppliers, customers and validation requirements for safety critical products
  • Strong moderation, communication and matrix skills with team spirit
  • Global thinking, results oriented, advanced organizational skills including attention to details
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure (deadlines, balancing)
  • Good English and Czech skills required in CZ and international environment (EU, NA, AP). German skills are a big advantage
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • 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 Value Management Engineer and apply now!


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