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Program Manager


Shanghai, SH, CN, 201814

Req ID 36820 Shanghai, China


We are looking for a new colleague Program Manager for our Division Car Chassis Technology at our location of Shanghai, ZFCN. 



Your Tasks

  • Manager of allocated employees (PMs). Responsible to manage KPIs (profitability, expenditures, …) to target. Secure and negotiate team resources incl. team assignments, skill & experience requirements and provide performance feedback and development needs.
  • Managing projects with a certain complexity (scaling tbd – will determine “size” of role). Managing the project scope, time, budget, contracting and quality according to relevant standards (e.g. DG 05/11, DG 17/01); delivers the business case / profitability. Elaborate a project plan in alignment with the strategic goals and perform cross-departmental planning for all functions involved to meet the project targets and requirements.
  • Managing risks, resolving problems / issues, and managing baseline changes. Leading interdisciplinary (matrix) project teams and ensuring their effectiveness and development.
  • Organize and prepare for meetings, gate reviews, decisions. Act as a link between internal & external customer, supplier, partners and departments. Manage communication and stakeholder. Guarantee exchange of information between corporate functions, internal working groups to encourage knowledge transfer. Reporting & escalating to decision makers.


Your Profile

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence. Good understanding of technologies to drive (digital) business.
  • Knowledge of project-planning tools. Familiar with international project management methodologies (i.e., agile). Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a project & resource plan, incl. baseline change management. Organizational Change Management.
  • Expertise in setting and managing customer expectations and interacting with senior leadership.
  • Distinctive business, IT, financial and communication skills.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others.
  • Effective influencing and negotiating skills in an environment where this role may not directly control resources.
  • Intercultural working experience.


Be part of our ZF team as Program Manager and apply now!


[[Constance Wu]]


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