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one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Launch Manager


Monterrey, NLE, MX, 64830

Req ID 18854 |[[filter6]], Mexico


ZF is looking to hire a Launch Manager our new state of the art electronics manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico (ground breaking in June 2021)!

This ZF facility will produce Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) for Autonomous vehicles. The right candidate for this role will demonstrate the strong entrepreneurial and leadership skills necessary to launch the new manufacturing facility and help grow the ZF ADAS footprint in Mexico.


  • Develops project plans, schedules and budgets by integrating functional activity plans supporting new product launches.
  • Establishes the program launch budget and manages plant expenditures, customer funding and capital expenditures.
  • Establishes program launch schedules and defines plant functional resources requirements based on satisfying customer launch schedules.
  • Provides regular reports on project status and issues.
  • Acts as central point of communication with the design centers, sales, program, purchase etc, to coordinates all plant activities supporting new product launches including pre-production and production launch, project tooling/capital, installation, acceptance, and customer funding.
  • Provides plant communication to teams on schedule/budget performance/issues and encourages direct communication between design center and plant launch team functional representatives on specific issues.
  • Responsible for providing technical direction and functional management of project launch engineers managers, assigned to the new product launch programs.
  • Comply with and support the health, safety, and environmental programs, policies, and procedures.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a discipline approach to project management or launch management at plant with a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
  • Exceptional team building and communication skills.
  • Experience with supporting pFMEA and control plans
  • Familiar with automotive
  • Knowledge of quality standards (IATF16949)
  • Previous knowledge of electronic product manufacturing technologies preferred.
  • Prior experience in customer interface at multiple levels and in multiple disciplines preferred
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMPC) preferred.
  • Green Belt / Black Belt Six Sigma trained with practical experience
  • Familiarity with personal computing software (i.e.  MS Word, MS Excel, Visio, MS Project, MS PowerPoint.).


Be part of our ZF team as Mgr, Launch and apply now!


Rebeca Gonzalez


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