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

Program Manager III

Location: 

Washington, MI, US, 48094

Req ID 21893
   

We are seeking a new colleague to join ourProgram Management SBS NA (Seat Belt Systems North America)


Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing, without the need for significant direction, predominantly Category 0 and 1 projects within the business unit in accordance with ZF‘s new product introduction management process requirements.
  • 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 Project Phases:  Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing.
  • involved with the project from sourcing through post launch, GDPEP Gates 1-8. 
  • Support / manage acquisition activities during GDPEP 1 and 2 (pre-award) phases on a case-by-case basis as agreed with program management director and/or sales management lead. 
  • Manage the customer interface from GDPEP Phases 3-8 (award through post launch). 
  • Interface with all areas affected by the project, ensuring successful integration of all project work products.
  • Responsible to balance the competing demands of scope, time, and cost (also known as the “triple constraint”) while achieving the highest quality and stakeholder/customer satisfaction levels.
  • Responsible to manage projects and project team activities in the development and launch of new products.
  • Responsible for working to meet or exceed stakeholder and customer expectations.
  • Driving relevant project and project status communications among ZF stakeholders (customer, supplier, project team, functional & divisional management).
  • Monitoring progress of projects through internal reviews, partcipation in team meetings, and assist where needed to resolve impasses by resolving elevated issues internally and with the customer, ensuring barriers that could impede program progress are removed.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in project management, engineering or related technical field required (MBA preferred) and 6+ years of related experience in the automotive or supplier industry.
  • Minimum of 2 years' Project Management experience through the entire project life cycle as outlined in the PMI PMBOK (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, Closing)
  • Experienced and proficient in GDPEP processes and able to mentor others and lead teams through GDPEP processes and procedures.
  • Must demonstrate competency in ZF product design fundamentals,  automotive APQP processes, PPAP/ PSO processes, manufacturing knowledge, and financial management basics (capex and non-recurring cost mgt.).
  • Must demonstrate competency  with 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.
  • Must be a strong team leader fostering teamwork, cooperation, and relationship building while developing others.
  • Preferred PMP-certification through the Program Management Institute (PMI), with some review of certification through other certifying bodies considered (i.e., German Program Management Association (GPM)). 
     

 

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

 

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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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