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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.

Senior Leader, Category Management

Country/Region:  US


Req ID 52477 | Auburn Hills, United States

Company Overview
With integrated solutions and the entire ZF product portfolio, the ZF Aftermarket Division of ZF Friedrichshafen AG guarantees the performance and efficiency of vehicles throughout their life cycle. Its combination of established product brands, digital innovations, customized products and services, and a worldwide service network has made ZF a sought-after partner and number two in the global automotive aftermarket.
•    Develop an accountable, collaborative, diverse, entrepreneurial, and passionate team
•    Drive profitable growth for the aftermarket regionally, incl. the achievement of sales and margin targets in each country within the respective region trough product portfolio and business channel deployment. Support regional margin optimization in alignment with global pricing guidelines & processes
•    Responsible to drive, maintain and grow the business line product portfolio SoM% and business expansion targets for each existing and future business channels. This includes (product, kit, system, service as product, digital and telematic including efficiencies with OTA, reman and retrofit) 
•    Driver of product portfolio
•    Drive sustainability and innovation to influence product line revenue and margin goals 
•    Responsible for incremental, radical, and transformational portfolio with strong collaboration with the Strategic Pricing, Margin, Digital Transformation teams.
•    Strong partnership, collaboration and influence over Go-To-Market and marketing portfolio strategies ensuring BL positive differentiation towards competition
•    Product and business channels compliance to commercial policy, frameworks, guidelines
•    Pilots and deploys user-centric solutions to systematically build an advanced project management environment as the basis to resiliently execute project management according to Functional Excellence standards with end-to-end accountability
•    Establishes systematic transparency on the health status of the projects and aggregates into the health status of the project portfolio 
Skills & Experience
•    8-10 years experience with a deep understanding of regional aftermarket value chain (Product Management, pricing, marketing, branding, distribution), customer requirements and trends

•    Strong leadership, influencing, and people skills with strategic thinking abilities 
•    Passionate to build faster-better-more efficient. Able to drive in a complex organization.
•    Finance fundamentals, analytical, and problem-solving skills driven by a Build-Measure-Learn MO
•    Pivot or Grow strategist with market pull and discernment 
•    Business Model Canvas to propel new business channels and increase SoM on existing business
•    ZF systems, SAP, Cognos, Salesforce
•    Strong collaborator and partner between the different aftermarket teams
•    Passionate to elevate aftermarket as the talent HUB for the company 
What We Offer:
•    A supportive collaborative team environment
•    Annual Incentive Plan
•    Paid Vacation
•    Personal Time
•    401k Plan
•    Health Care Benefits
•    Paid Holidays (13 fixed holidays)
•    A Hybrid Work Schedule (2 days remote/ 3 days onsite)
•    Tuition reimbursement for educational advancement
•    A strong diversity culture
•    Supportive Employee Groups and community outreach activities


Be part of our ZF team as Senior Leader, Category Management and apply now!


Jordan Taylor


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than just words for us. They are at the core of the ZF Way that propels our team members towards their utmost success. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a natural reflex. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that every member of ZF can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape next generation mobility, safety, sustainability and social justice. 

With four generations across 118 nationalities in 41 countries, ZF combines a unique variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. Together, we solve problems, drive innovation and shape next generation mobility. 

Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.

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