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Global Category Strategy Lead E-Mobility & Transmission (m/f/d) Location: Germany / flexible


Schweinfurt, BY, DE, 97424

Req ID 43657 Schweinfurt, Germany

We are looking for a new colleague in the Global Category Strategy department at our location in Schweinfurt (or any location in Germany).


As Global Strategy Lead E-Mobility and Transmission for ZF’s passenger car aftermarket business you will drive the transformation of the powertrain and actively shape the strategy of the next generation aftermarket. As part of the Category Management team your key task is to manage the transition from conventional (ICE-) transmissions to the electrified drivetrain (electric axles) and beyond.


Your tasks:

  • Translate automotive megatrends into the Category’s product roadmap and detail medium to long term strategic direction for transmissions and electric drives: including market trends & competitor landscape, by defining growth requirements, brands, price positioning and sourcing strategy, consolidated into a global category strategy
  • Drive execution of strategy to deliver commercial success of respective product line and achieve sales, margin & profitability performance targets
  • Detail out strategies and actions by product line to secure a proper market access and profitability optimization, based on market potentials and distribution structure, within the IAM and also between OES and IAM segment, in alignment with regional category manager and OE product lines
  • Lead definition of Go-to-Market Strategy (from OEM to OES and IAM, incl. serviceability, aligned with OE where applicable, or as standalone IAM approach) with corresponding global sales, margin and market share targets, deployed through Regional Category managers 
  • Develop and prioritize business opportunities – in- and outside of ZF’s core product range. Fill pipeline for new products derived from OE technologies or category related products. Detail life cycle management concepts to fulfil service obligation requirements through the whole product life cycle 
  • Become ZF Aftermarkets face for E-Mobility and represent the category’s interests towards internal Aftermarket- and ZF-Division stakeholder as well as external customers

Your profile:

  • Entrepreneurial personality with creative unconventional thinking skills 
  • 8+ years of experience in International Sales/ Business Development/ Consultancy / Research and Development context
  • Passionate about E-Mobility and related products & business models
  • Ability to go deep with engineering when required but understand that your real value is your business expertise, strategic thinking, and precisely-informed perspectives; you never lose sight of what your customers need, when they need it, and why
  • Excellent analytical-, conceptual- and project management skills. Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results. Ability to effectively lead and work with a variety of organizations, management levels, cultures, and personalities
  • Strong global networking skills with ability to build up trust relations with internal and external stakeholders

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

The compatibility of work and family life is firmly anchored at ZF. For more information, please visit


About ZF:
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.
With some 157,500 employees worldwide, ZF reported sales of €38.3 billion in fiscal 2021. The company operates 188 production locations in 31 countries.


Be part of our ZF team as Global Category Strategy Lead E-Mobility & Transmission (m/f/d) Location: Germany / flexible and apply now!


Elise Cosquer

+49 211 584 222 221

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