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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.

Consultant Product Planning & Strategy (m/f/d)

Country/Region:  DE

Schweinfurt, BY, DE, 97424 Friedrichshafen, BW, DE, 88046

Req ID 32357 Schweinfurt, Friedrichshafen, Germany

We are expanding our team in the area of Product Planning at the Schweinfurt or Friedrichshafen location.


Your tasks as Consultant Product Planning & Strategy (m/f/d):

  • Responsibility for all product-related topics of the ZF division Electrified Powertrain Technology by controlling the product development: Assumption of the gatekeeper function within the global product development process (GDPEP) and the customer acquisition process (CQ) with regard to technology, platform strategy and target determination.
  • Steering of product pipeline/tech roadmaps including acquisition enablement, commercial innovation deliverables and value propositions.
  • Joint development of global product strategies including product strategy reviews, technology capability assessment, innovation screening and price/cost curves
  • Conduct business / competitive intelligence including competitor technology assessments, market product roadmaps, market forecasts and competitor profiling, and technical and market benchmarking
  • Collaborate with Product Line Heads (PLs), Sales, Marketing, Financial Planning, R&D and Portfolio Managers.


Your profile as Consultant Product Planning & Strategy (m/f/d):

  • Completed engineering studies or industrial engineering studies with a focus on consulting as well as at least 2 years of professional experience in a management consultancy or an international automotive group.
  • Very good knowledge of various products or technologies in the field of electric and hybrid drives
  • Confident handling of MS Office is a prerequisite, experience with PowerBI, VBA as well as ERP software advantageous
  • Structured and independent way of working, strong strategic and analytical skills, ability to work under pressure and in a team. Experience in dealing with deadline pressure and conflicts of priorities is required.
  • Fluent German and English, Chinese is advantageous


Be part of our ZF team as Consultant Product Planning & Strategy (m/f/d) and apply now!


Petra Hirsch

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