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Head of ZF Bus Data Venture (m/f/d) Location: Germany / flexible


Schweinfurt, BY, DE, 97424 Passau, BY, DE, 94034 Neuwied, RP, DE, 56566 Friedrichshafen, BW, DE, 88046 Saarbrücken, SL, DE, 66117

Req ID 40375 Schweinfurt, Friedrichshafen, Saarbrücken, Neuwied, Passau, Germany

We are looking for a new colleague in our Business Line Digital Solutions for our site in Schweinfurt (or any location in Germany).


As Head of Bus Data Venture for ZF’s digital business you will be responsible for an internal venture scale-up of ZF’s Digital Service offerings for Bus Fleets (PTOs) and OEM customers. In a cross-divisional team-setup with around 40 team members you are responsible as CEO for product, development and sales, serving customers with the ZF Bus Connect solutions.  
You will define the business strategy enabling the rapid and profitable growth of the venture, through the construction and the exploitation of new product/solutions/service expansion, go-to-market strategy and positive differentiation towards existing and new customer segments.  


Your tasks:

  • Identify Digital Service Line portfolio expansion opportunities, resulting from collaboration with OE technologies but also through organic and inorganic range extension, including driving a fit-to-ZF M&A roadmap & implementing internal start-up-like ventures 
  • Build effective Go-To-Market and marketing strategies across regions specific of the customers of the service line segment ensuring positive differentiation towards competition 
  • Anticipate market/industry evolution and define strategic product roadmaps supporting global growth 
  • Lead the product implementations, aligning on budget & resource needs with necessary functions or regions. Own the full cost & profitability of the service line solutions 
  • Build a globally accountable, collaborative, diverse, entrepreneurial and passionate team to help you endorsing the above responsibilities 


Your profile:

  • Entrepreneurial personality with creative unconventional thinking skills 
  • 5+ years of experience in leading digital business and/or innovation management and/or digital product ownership, ideally in the people mobility or public transport sector is a strong plus 
  • Passionate about technology, with an understanding of IoT, data analysis and cloud hosting technologies 
  • Ability to go deep with engineering when required but understand that your real value is your business acumen, strategic thinking, and precisely-informed perspectives; you never lose sight of what your customers need, when they need it, and why
  • Strong global networking skills with ability to build up trust relations with internal and external stakeholders


Why ZF
You will work in an open and transparent corporate culture where ownership, accountability, diversity and respect are important values. Our employees are passionate about their job and are all convinced that team spirit and fun is at the heart of our success.


In this stimulating, fast-growing and challenging environment, we offer you:

  • Competitive compensation package that includes base salary, bonus scheme and a company car
  • 40-hour week and 30 days annual leave
  • Pension scheme 
  • Meaningful development and career opportunities
  • Flexible and hybrid work models


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


Be part of our ZF team as Head of ZF Bus Data Venture (m/f/d) Location: Germany / flexible and apply now!


Elise Cosquer

+49 211 584 222 221

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