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Head of Project and Program Management SEE


Novi Sad, VO, RS, 21000

Req ID 41695 Novi Sad, Serbia

Your Tasks as Head of Project and Program Management SEE:


  • Management of South East Europe (SEE) project management structure for Division E 
  • Develop strategic business initiatives, staffing plans, risk assessments, and internal solutions to improve program management standards, performance, and processes – both regionally and globally
  • Establish and manage business plan and related financial reporting
  • Support new business opportunities involving engineering applications; meet with key business representatives
  • Capacity planning for project managers within area of responsibility as partner to the divisional Program Management Office (PMO)
  • Requests, safeguards and develops standards on functional excellence (incl. processes, tools, reporting and qualification) from Program Management Office (PMO)
  • Interface to management team and other key stakeholders and customers; Independent point of escalation to challenge functional leadership
  • Manage and drive systemic issue resolution and continuous improvement
  • Efficient and effective execution of processes, incl. change processes
  • Enable and support PM community and interaction with global Program Management Office (PMO)
  • Identify organizational skill requirements, assess gaps in key skill areas, implement strategy to close the gaps and strengthen the organization and provide adequate succession planning
  • Manage department performance by reviewing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and implementing other metrics where applicable, measure ongoing performance
  • Manage general budget (personnel costs, resources for PM organization, etc)

Your Profile as Head of Project and Program Management SEE:


  • University degree in Engineering or related field
  • Approximately 10 years of professional level project / program management experience with at least 3 years within the automotive industry
  • 5+ years managing and leading product launch/development
  • 5 + years of experience of leadership/management experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in English; German language knowledge is advantage
  • Extensive experience with engineering change systems (e.g. Axalant)
  • Proven organizational and project management abilities including interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel and management
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to influence and engage at multiple levels within internal and external organizations
  • Experience identifying and mitigating risk at multiple levels
  • Proven knowledge and ability in methods of communication, motivation, negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Ability/willingness to travel both domestically and internationally (at least 25%)


Be part of our ZF team as Head of Project and Program Management SEE and apply now!


Sonja Sobot

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