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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.

Lead Product Cost Engineer (m/f/d)

Country/Region:  DE

Radolfzell, BW, DE, 78315

Req ID 43510 Radolfzell, Germany

We are strengthening our Finance team in the area of Electronics and ADAS at our location in Radolfzell.


Your tasks:

  • Responsible for sustainable anchoring, shaping of the cost engineering strategy in the division, as well as functional and disciplinary leadership of the product cost engineers as well as overall responsibility for the cost-analytical analysis of the division-relevant projects
  • Preparation of customer-specific product cost calculations in the quotation preparation process and representation of the cost structure for defined product scopes towards the customer in negotiation situations (new business, changes)
  • Implementation of technical / functional / commercial product comparisons within the framework of product cost benchmarks with the objective of identifying ideas for product cost optimizations based on constructive differences
  • Development of alternative proposed solutions from cost aspects for the requirements placed on a product (functional/technological) in order to achieve the target costs and representation of the proposed solutions towards Development and Controlling
  • Conception, coordination and implementation of training sessions within the divisional CE organization and with interface partners


Your profile:

  • Completed studies in the field of engineering science or comparable field with at least 7 years of professional experience in a comparable position (e.g. Development) with first leadership experience
  • Knowledge of costs and comprehensive knowledge of products from the Electronics and ADAS Division and willingness to ensure that your knowledge is always up-to-date
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project management
  • Well-developed analytical skills, a solution-oriented, thorough and independent working style
  • Service readiness, ability to work in a team and communication skills in an international context (English language skills necessary, other language skills advantageous) as well as willingness to travel

The position is part of the ZF Global Employee Referral Program. 


Be part of our ZF team as Lead Product Cost Engineer (m/f/d) and apply now!


Anne Jügling


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