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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.

Project Manager-Steering Wheels

Country/Region:  US
Location: 

Washington, MI, US, 48094

Req ID 47309 | OSS Washington, United States

 

We are looking for a new colleague to join our Program Management Department in Washington, MI!

 

Position Summary: The Project Manager is responsible for managing, without the need for significant direction, predominantly Category 2 and 3 projects within the business unit in accordance with ZF’s new product introduction management process requirements. Additionally, in accordance with PMI standards, the Project Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of a project over the entire life of the project as shown by the following process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Involved with the project from sourcing through post launch, GDPEP Gates 1-8.  
  • Responsible to support / manage acquisition activities during GDPEP 1 and 2 (pre-award) phases on a case-by-case basis as agreed with program management manager.  Timing charts and supporting customer tech reviews.
  • Responsible to manage the customer interface from GDPEP Phases 3-8 (award through post launch).  
  • Responsible to 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.
  • Responsible for driving relevant project and project status communications among TRW stakeholders (customer, supplier, project team, functional & divisional management).
  • Responsible for monitoring progress of projects through internal reviews, participation 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.
  • The primary scope involves medium risk/complexity, new or future business awards and program launches, but also includes existing programs that have major changes directed by the customer or VAVE cost reduction activities.
  • May mentor and provide direction to less experienced project managers.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in project management, engineering or related technical field required.
  • Three-six years of Automotive experience with two years of project management experience.
  • English proficiency required.
  • Must demonstrate achievement orientation and initiative, concern for order, quality, and accuracy.
  • Must be information seeking with a customer/stakeholder service orientation.
  • Must demonstrate high levels of interpersonal communication skills with the ability to impact and influence others.
  • Must be a strong team leader fostering teamwork, cooperation, and relationship building while developing others.
  • Must demonstrate strong analytical thinking and problem solving using conceptual thinking.
  • Must exhibit proven team leadership capabilities.
  • Must demonstrate competency in product design fundamentals, automotive APQP processes, PPAP/ PSO processes, manufacturing knowledge, and financial management basics (capex and non-recurring cost mgt.).
  • Must have intermediate working knowledge of ZF product development processes (GDPEP, Symbio) and Project Management standard processes.  
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of 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 have an intermediate working knowledge in the project management knowledge areas as identified in the Program Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), CAPM certification preferred through the Program Management Institute (PMI), and with some review of certification through other certifying bodies considered.

 

What We Offer:

  • A supportive collaborative team environment
  • Annual Incentive Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Personal Time
  • 401k Plan
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Paid Holidays (13 fixed holidays)
  • A Hybrid Work Schedule (3 days remote/2 days onsite)
  • Tuition reimbursement for educational advancement
  • A strong diversity culture
  • Supportive Employee Groups and community outreach activities

 

Be part of our ZF team as Project Manager II-Steering Wheels 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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