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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.

Product Manager - Commercial Steering Portfolio

Country/Region:  US
Location: 

Lafayette, IN, US, 47904-1863 Auburn Hills, MI, US, 48326

Req ID 35899
   

We are looking for a new colleague in the Product and Project Management Department for Commercial Vehicle Steering Systems at our location in Lafayette, IN or Auburn Hills, MI. 

 

Company Overview:

Commercial Vehicle solutions from the ZF Group provide the capability to shape the future of commercial transportation systems. With a comprehensive portfolio and expertise it enables ZF to reimagine transportation for a safer and sustainable tomorrow. Our technologies and services for commercial vehicles and fleets make them more efficient, safe, connected, intelligent and automated wherever they operate.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze global customer requirements (RFQ/RFI) to ensure alignment with overall product line strategy, prepares with stakeholders bid strategy and provide marketing input required for RFQ/RFI response to maximize chance for sustainable business award. 
  • Develop and contribute to Business Cases for business acquisition and - retention
  • Review and develop product line Strategic Plan (SP), and align sales outlook with Key Account Teams. Contribute to compelling PL’s SP presentation to ZF Leadership on (assumed) sales projection. Translate SP into locally executable plans
  • Create and maintain an understanding of PL’s market, market position and offering, as well as know competitor offering / USPs / Value Proposition (i.e. drive benchmarking)
  • Translate USP and Value Propositions from Strategy Development into specific messaging to customers and markets for powerful market launch and product promotion (BTL)
  • Track performance of portfolio (i.e. net sales evolution, outperformance, margin, raw material evolution) and initiate activities when appropriate to keep sustainable business
  • Owning and mastering complete product / service life-cycle, including supporting change management tasks (i.e. supplier / process changes, design changes)
  • Support Key Accounts and Regions, and help identify and pursue potential business opportunities
  • Validate alignment of Operating Plan with Strategy Plan assumptions

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Technology or Business Management required (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • Minimum of 6 years experience in the automotive industry with experience in business development and product marketing
  • Ability to build and and maintain trustful business relationships
  • Solid understanding of basic business economics
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and interact with different parts of the organization (see Connection into ZF Group) as well as outside of the organization (i.e. customers)
  • Capability to develop a deep understanding of working principle of products / services, and being able to clearly communicate/present products and its USPs & Value Propositions
  • Ability to deal with big datasets, and derive from it actionable tasks / meaningful metrics and drive for results

 

What We Offer:

  • A supportive collaborative team environment
  • Annual Incentive Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Personal Time
  • 401k Plan
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Paid Holidays (13 fixed holidays)
  • A Hybrid Work Schedule (3 days remote/2 days onsite)
  • Tuition reimbursement for educational advancement
  • A strong diversity culture
  • Supportive Employee Groups and community outreach activities

 

Be part of our ZF team as Product Manager - Commercial Steering Portfolio and apply now!

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT

To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company.Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.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. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

Our Commitment to Diversity

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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