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Program Manager

Location: 

Tuscaloosa, AL, US, 35401

Req ID 42675 | Tuscaloosa, United States

Position Summary: The Program Manager is responsible for one or more large volume global programs.  Manages and leads product launch and/or development projects for complex programs with a moderate level of parts/variants.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assure the overall management of Projects up to the completion of the start of series production while taking into account commercial & technical aspects, policies and deadlines
  • Elaborate a project plan in alignment with the strategic goals of the Projects and perform cross-departmental planning for all functions involved to meet the project targets and requirements
  • Prepare and handle project documentation, contract design & budget planning
  • Pursue the improvement of ROCE and Operative Earnings for the project and continuously consider the project budget while assuring compliance with company processes and standards
  • Cooperate closely with customers, contributing technical expertise, and discuss and agree on project-related matters
  • Lead cross functional team internally and in front of the customer to guarantee the project deliverables and project milestones
  • Organize and prepare for meetings, presentations & Gate releases
  • Compliance with all Internal and External Production Quality Management Systems and Group Directives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Engineering, or Management with additional technical qualification
  • 10+ years of experience within a product development and/or chassis system or actuator manufacturing environment
  • Proven organizational and project management abilities
  • Proven leadership ability and experience with coaching, mentoring, motivation, and conflict management
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability/willingness to travel both domestically and internationally (up to 25%)
  • IATF16949 awareness training preferred
  • German and/or Spanish language skills preferred

 

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

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT: 
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

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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