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Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF,
one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Program Manager

Req ID 3416

  

We are looking for a new colleague in the Program Management Department at our location in Lafayette, Indiana.

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the program/project management processes for ZF's Commercial Vehicle Steering Systems Product Line, functioning as the primary program contact with customers and within the ZF organization
  • Establish, update and implement processes to ensure timely completion of all programs/projects (internal or external; ie. VA/VE, ECNs and customer driven changes)
  • Lead multi-functional business program teams using a company-specific product launch process (GDPEP)
  • Maintain database that monitors health status of the global program portfolio and act as a gate keeper to ensure all programs/projects adhere to the GDPEP product launch process
  • Ensure compliance to IATF section of Program Management
  • Manage programs as required by business needs (supply base management, operations changes, cost reduction initiatives)
  • Maintain comprehensive program reports including schedule and metrics status, open issues and actions and change management (EC) summary
  • Develop program gate review documentation and program books in support of GDPIM process requirements
  • Conduct program meetings and management gate reviews
  • Coordinate functional activities and ensure matrix resource efficiencies to achieve program objectives (Matrix functions include Sales, Product Engineering, Quality, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Materials and Finance)
  • Manage capital and tooling expenditure appropriation requests (CEA) and ensure CEA spending achieves budget metrics
  • Provide effective communication on all aspects of the program to internal stakeholders, up to and including, ZF senior management

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Technology or Business Management (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • Minimum of 10 years of automotive, business-related experience with progressive responsibility in an Engineering or Operations environment with a minimum of 5 years of Program Management experience
  • Demonstrated organizational skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • Ability to influence in a matrix management environment
  • PMP certification required

 

Be part of our ZF team and apply now!

 

ZF Global Recruitment Center

 

 

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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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