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Project Manager II


Shanghai, SH, CN, 201814

Req ID 21711

Overall Purpose of Job

  1. The Project Manager is responsible for managing predominantly projects within the business unit in accordance with TRW’s new product introduction management process requirements.  And in accordance with PMI standards, is responsible for managing all aspects of a project over the entire life of the project as shown by the following process:  Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing.
  2. Translated to TRW standards, further detail follows. The Project Manager is responsible:
  3. For being involved with the project from GDPIM 1-8.
  4. For supporting / managing acquisition activities during GDPIM 1 and 2 phases on a case-by-case basis as agreed with program management director and/or sales management lead. 
  5. Managing the customer interface from GDPIM Phases 3-8. 
  6. For interfacing with all areas affected by the project, ensuring successful integration of all project work products.
  7. The project manager is responsible to balance the competing demands of scope, time, and cost (also known as the “triple constraint”)

Major Responsibilities 

  •  As mentioned in the overall purpose above, the project manager is responsible for managing all aspects of a project over the entire life of the project as shown by the following Project Phases:  Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing

Key Competencies

Personal Characteristics

  • Must demonstrate achievement orientation and initiative, concern for order, quality and accuracy.
  • Must be information seeking with a customer/stakeholder service orientation.
  • Must demonstrate  high levels of interpersonal communication skills with the ability to impact and influence others.
  • Must be a strong team leader fostering teamwork, cooperation, and relationship building while developing others.
  • Must demonstrate strong analytical thinking and problem solving using conceptual thinking.
  • Must exhibit high levels of self-control, self-confidence, and flexibility.
  • Must demonstrate organizational awareness with superior organizational commitment and commercial intuition

Technical Characteristics

  •  Must demonstrate competency in TRW product design fundamentals,  automotive APQP processes, PPAP/ PSO processes, manufacturing knowledge, and financial management basics (capex and non-recurring cost mgt.).
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the PMI PMBOK Nine Knowledge Areas including Project Integration Mgt., Project Scope Mgt., Project Time Mgt., Project Cost and Profitability Mgt., Project Quality Mgt., Project Human Resources Mgt., Project Communications Mgt., and Project Risk Mgt.
  • Focus on program management as a profession through continuous learning.  Receive and act on feedback on performance from Manager of Programs with input from project team and other stakeholders

Contribute to continuous improvement of program management processes and tools using Lean, VA-VE, Six Sigma, and DFSS methodologies


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


Ling Yan

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