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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

SDE - Systems, Processes & Risk Management (m/f/d)

Country/Region:  PT

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

Req ID 65723 Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal

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


Main accountabilities, responsibilities and deliverables


  • Responsible for develop processes and tools for Supplier Insolvency Management / Supplier escalation Management / Supplier risk governance; 
  • Organize, record and report cadence meetings for Supplier Insolvency Management / Supplier escalation Management / Supplier risk governance; 
  • Organize the collaboration with cross-functions CP, PP, SQA, Quality, PM, Engineering, Controlling, PLs, etc. on the topics described above;
  • Coordinate supplier improvement & developing projects;
  • Support the Achievement of KPI’s for OTP, SLP C. Ratio, PPM, C. Ratio & other target assigned by Management, as e.g. deadlines for closing escalation;
  • Monthly KPI & performance reporting for SDE;
  • Create and maintain analysis tools for supplier surveillance (Certifications, KPI, score-card, etc);
  • Process expert and key person for IT tool providers for improvements, maintenance, etc;
  • GPST (Global PPAP Support Team) for assigned C-level components, incl. review of supplier documentation, driving improvements and corrections until final & complete approval of PSW.


Required skills and experience / main competencies

  • Technical background in Quality and/or Eng. ;
  • Experience in practical use of automotive Quality tools, six sigma methodology, VDA & AIAG standards for PPAP approvals;
  • Team player
  • IT skills: e.g. advanced Microsoft, PowerBI


Why you should choose Passive Safety Systems?

  • 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;
  • Flexible working hours.


Be part of our ZF team as SDE - Systems, Processes & Risk Management (m/f/d) and apply now!


Ana Rita Pereira Martins

What does DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) mean for ZF as a company?

At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.

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