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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Mgr Purch - Prod Line Steering

Country/Region:  MX

Queretaro, MX, 76246

Req ID 67642 SIDISA Planta Quere - El Marqués, Mexico

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology. Whether it is a passenger car or commercial vehicle – the chassis plays a central role in safety, comfort and dynamics. ZF not only develops the essential components such as steering, braking or damping systems, the group also links all systems on board which are involved in longitudinal, lateral or vertical acceleration. This ensures a pleasantly relaxed driving experience without rough strokes – no matter whether occupants drive for themselves or are being driven autonomously.


We are looking to hire a Manager Purchasing - Prod Line Steering to join our team at Querétaro, El Marqués.

Position Summary

Manage Program Purchasing activities, launch activities, and improvement for the CVS Steering product line. This includes leading cross functional teams to achieve purchasing and operational goals. Drive material savings to optimize cost base, in collaboration with Commodity, VMT, Engineering and Plant teams, leveraging business awards and growth (bundled sourcing, GCS), with change windows. Drive core BOM / product development, working collaboratively with Engineering, Commodity Purchasing and VMT (Value Mgmt Team) to ensure optimized alignment of part family strategies and cost drivers are realized. Lead the Purchasing portion of CQA and Bid-Win process, providing costed BOM and supply chain indications based on existing product and core BOM development activities Be responsible for achieving the BOM costs target in terms of customer quotation and project roll-out phase.  Support interaction with Global Commodity Purchasing and any escalation management, as well as supporting cost reduction.  Represent Purchasing at various reviews, including GDPEP, Monthly Status reviews etc.  Oversee the purchasing performance achievement for the running projects in regards of cost down ideas and pushing to the implementation. Various supporting activities relating to material management in the product line Support upper management for overall project reporting. Lead and manage a regional team’s daily activities. 




  • Lead change and pricing management including technology changes, inflation indexation and margin improvement.
  • Negotiate and discuss changes based on technical design background with suppliers
  • Develop  new suppliers for business​​​​​​.




  • Bachelor's Degree, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years of program purchasing experience including managerial/leadership experience
  • Previous experience in automotive industry, commercial vehicle industry knowledge preferred
  • Experience in working at large organizations with global scope purchasing responsibilities.
  • Consistent track record in managing and negotiating with suppliers in different regions of the world.
  • Ability to manage complex workload and to provide leadership and direction to others.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Cross Functional experience and knowledge preferred
  • Six Sigma certification preferred
  • Visa and Passport



What We Offer:

    • Benefits above the law
    • Major Medical Expenses Insurance
    • Global growth opportunities
    • Competitive Wages




Be part of our ZF team as Mgr Purch - Prod Line Steering and apply now!


Laura Gabriela De Lira

+52 449 9563000 3049

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