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one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Program Manager

Location: 

Lafayette, IN, US, 47904-1863

Req ID 35952
   

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Progam Manager is responsible for the overall management and coordination of the project(s) by actively leading the project core team within a matrix organization in their efforts to achieve program objectives in terms of financial, quality, schedule targets.
  • Lead multi-functional business program teams using a company-specific product launch process (GDPEP), maintaining the database that monitors the status of the global program portfolio, and acting as gatekeeper to ensure adherence to GDPEP and compliance to IATF section of Program Management.
  • Provide effective communication on all aspects of the program to internal stakeholders up to and including ZF senior management by regular project reporting, ensuring requirements and deliverables definition within the constraints of automotive compliance.
  • Act as main interface to internal and external stakeholders for all aspects of the current state, progress, and alignment of the product and/or project.
  • Ensure project profitability. Manage the Business Case as well as the poject budget in coordination with the project controlling. 
  • Conduct program meetings and management gate reviews. Maintain comprehensive program reports including schedule and metrics status, open issues and actions, and change management (EC) summary.
  • Responsible for the Project WBS, Detailed Project Schedule, Customer Interface, Project Risk, Opportunity and Improvement Management, Project Launch, Contractual Obligation Management, Budget Allocation and Monitoring, and Project Reporting.
  • Analyze potential risks and their implication on the project/platform/organization. Define risk reduction and mitigation plans.
  • Establish, update, and implement processes to ensure timely completion of all programs/projects, both internal and external (eg VA/VE, ECNs and customer driven changes).

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Technology or Business Management required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of automotive business-related experience including progressive responsibility in an engineering or operations environment with a minimum of 5 years of Program Management experience required
  • General Management and Technical understanding with clear business acument and interest in project strategy
  • Market knowledge of customer and competitor trends and actions
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills (presentation and negotiation) and team building skills with a strong goal-oriented approach and drive for results are required.
  • Ability to influence in a matrix management environment is essential
  • PMP certification preferred

 

Be part of our ZF team as Program Manager and apply now!

 

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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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