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Manager, Project Management Office

Location: 

Livonia, MI, US, 48150

Req ID 43115 | Livonia Tech IV, United States

  

We are looking for a new colleague to join our Americas Region Strategy Team at our location in Livonia, MI. This individual is responsible for managing the Project Management Office (PMO).

 

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and direct all administrative, financial, and operational activities for the North America Management Team.
  • Organize and prioritize critical issues and required data for the Executives to facilitate effective decision making.
  • Act as a point-of-contact or gatekeeper between Top Management and other Stakeholders.
  • Develop major goals and manage multiple projects across all Functions (i.e., HR, Finance, Sales, Engineering, etc.).
  • Build and run cadence for leadership meetings, board meetings and leadership offsites, including structuring and helping to deliver company-wide communication.
  • Lead cross-functional strategic initiatives, facilitate special projects and ensure action items are executed on behalf of the North America Management Team.
  • Operate at a tactical, strategic, and operational level, handling the oversight of projects that do not neatly fit within the organizational chart or that fall between departments or leadership areas of responsibility.
  • Act as an extension of the North America Management Team and information funnel, filter, and facilitator with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proactively follow up with the CFO and other Executive Teams when goals are not being achieved to determine why objectives are not being met. Provide actionable recommendations for improvement.
  • Promote team integration as well as cross-functional communication and collaboration.
  • Manage key relationships and build a process to track and nurture key stakeholders, investors, and clients.
  • Track high priority, strategic projects for the CFO and other Executive Teams to identify any/potential obstacles.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience managing complex projects across several business units with many stakeholders
  • A Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred
  • Knowledge of Project Management tools (i.e., Kanbo, MS Project, etc.)
  • Must have expert proficiency of MS Office Suite, with add-ins such as Think-cell
  • Ability to navigate through a VUCA environment with strong change management skills
  • Strong data analytics skills
  • Ability to positively influence the actions of others, regardless of hierarchy

 

Be part of our ZF team as Manager, Project Management Office and apply now!

 

This position is eligible for the ZF Global Employee Referral Program

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT: 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than just words for us. They are at the core of the ZF Way that propels our team members towards their utmost success. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a natural reflex. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that every member of ZF can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape next generation mobility, safety, sustainability and social justice. 

With four generations across 118 nationalities in 41 countries, ZF combines a unique variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. Together, we solve problems, drive innovation and shape next generation mobility. 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Livonia
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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