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Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF,
one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Technical Key Account Manager

Location: 

Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94085

Req ID 20391
   

Responsibilities: 

 

  • Build and maintaining customer engineering relationship with relevant (pre-) development contacts for all projects and products
  • Responsible for identifying/anticipating current and future technical product and system demands and requirements of customer, especially for cross-BU vehicle systems and  drives related measures (customer individual engineering strategies, CSR process)
  • Responsible for advocating respective technical customer demand (VoC) into ZF-internal product management/strategy processes – driver for early development (incl. innovation and technology) and product planning (PSR process)
  • Being instrumental in managing and aligning customer expectation related to ZF's technical capabilities and limitations together with the BUs (mainly Engineering), across all Divisions relevant for customer
  •  Initiating/leading/guiding technical pre-acquisitions in close collaboration with BUs and sales teams
  •  Co-responsibility for establishment of regular customer communication across top management levels for the vehicle domains Powertrain, Chassis, Interior/Safety and Electronics; Digital Solutions
  • Support benchmarking activities (market needs, competitive benchmarks) and collaborate with key ZF departments
  • Organize and/or support customer technical events

 

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.  Master's degree preferred.
  • 8 - 10 years of automotive experience.
  • Prior management experience preferred.
  • Deep understanding of automotive business, technical trends, innovation (vehicle development process and early design/feature decision process at client)
  • Ability to drive innovative topics forward and to develop technical solutions in close collaboration and alignment with Divisions/Bus
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills (internally & externally)
  • Strong technical background and analytical skills
  • Strategic thinking/ long-term business construction
  • Strong (global) networking and coordination/cooperation skills
  • Team player skills (internally & externally)

 

Be part of our ZF team as Technical Key Account Manager and apply now!

 

 

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Our Commitment to Diversity

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.


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