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Program Management (m/f/d)

Country/Region:  PT

Vila Nova de Cerveira, 16, PT, 7920-011

Req ID 65907 Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal

We are looking for a new colleague to strengthen our Engineering Team in Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal 


Main accountabilities, responsabilities and deliverables:


  • Lead and manage the project teams & main customer contact partner for the project during execution phases (from kick off untill closure);
  • Support acquisition activities on a case-by-case basis as agreed with program management lead;
  • Responsible for preparing and rework the total project plan including time and budget planning, in accordance to GDPEP requirements;
  • Responsible for meeting both customer and ZF milestones, key process indicators (profit, quality, time) and interacting with customer through specific interfaces;
  • Providing regular project status reports to customer and ZF management;
  • Profit responsability for product/ investments/ tooling and development/ budget planning and total project cost control;
  • Guarantee the updated information availabitlity about project, manage risks, issues and action plans to recover deviations;
  • Management of modifications during the development process;
  • Organizing and performin GDPEP phase exit reviews, participating in customer audits, customer assessments, IATF audits.


Required skills and experience / main competences:



  • Engineering degree or experience in automotive industry as Program Manager;
  • Competency in ZF product design fundamentls, automotive APQP processes, PPAP processes, manufacturing knowledge, and financial management basics;
  • Microsoft project user (other similar toll);
  • Preferred PMP certification through PMI, Price 2 or Agile;
  • Fluent english level, other optional languages (french, german) as a plus;
  • Good communication, leadership and teamwork skills, negotiation, problem solving abilities and a customer/stakeholder service orientation;
  • Risk management, Financial, Quality, Lean Mfg knowledge.



Why you should join us?


  • You will work in a varied, innovative work environment, in an International team;
  • Full of challenges and high-level professional activities;
  • Competitive compensation and benefits;
  • Continuous learning opportunities;
  • Discounts for employees with several partners;
  • Flexible working hours.



Be part of our ZF team as Program Management (m/f/d) and apply now!


Ana Rita Pereira Martins

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