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Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF,
one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

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


Friedrichshafen, BW, DE, 88046

Req ID 20986

We are looking for a new colleague in the Product Planning department at our location in Friedrichshafen.


Your tasks:

  • Part of the Divisional governance function for all product-related topics of the ZF Division Electrified Powertrain Technology
  • Definition and implementation of processes and systems with relevance to product development
  • Jointly developing global product strategies including product strategy reviews, technology capability assessment, innovation screening and price/ cost curves
  • Maintain a stable and fruitful exchange with Heads of PLs, Sales, Marketing, Planning, R&D, as well as Portfolio Managers of the different product lines and cover the Gatekeeper function foreseen in GDPEP (Global Development and Product Evolution Proces) and customer acquisition process with focus on technology, platform strategy and cost
  • Accountable for product pipeline/ tech roadmaps including acquisition release, innovation commercial deliverables and value propositions
  • Conduct business / competitive intelligence including competitive tech assessments, market product roadmaps, market forecasts and competitor profiles as well as technical and commercial benchmarking 

Your profile:

  • Engineering and consulting/commercial background/experience and relevant professional experience in consulting or in an automotive multinational 
  • Exceptional experience and know-how in several products or technologies related to electric and hybrid drivetrain
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills such as deriving product and solution trends, defining and structuring problems, driving analysis and “insights”, making strategic recommendations
  • Experience in working under tough deadlines and conflicting priorities
  • Collaborative, decision-oriented and ability to drive consensus as well as excellent German and English language communication skills, Chinese is a plus

At ZF, work-life balance is firmly anchored. For more information, please visit www.zf.com/berufundprivatleben.


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


Kristina Raspe

(49) 0211584222117

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