ZF TRW Program Manager in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Req ID 32800BR

Job Title Program Manager

Functional Area Program Management

Business Unit Global Electronics

Job Description

Job Description

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF has a global workforce of approximately 138,300 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at ZF is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow – and beyond.

Are you up for the challenge?

Position Description

Act as the business leader responsible for programs/projects from inception to the conclusion of the program. Oversee functional areas during development to meet key deliverables (Engineering, Sales, Purchasing, AME, Finance, Quality, Production) through cross function team meetings, open issues lists and aligned schedules.

Position Requirements

  • Focus point for project communication – both internal and external (customer).

  • Meet or improve onspend,capitalinvestment, and tooling recovery financial targetsfor SOP (launch) and profitability commitment for the life of the product which was baselined at the quote approval.

  • Monitor timing, quality, technical and financial risks and issuesonassigned projects.

  • Mitigate risks or resolve issues where possible.

  • Elevate and focus management attention when there is not timely resolution.

  • Ensure that timely and accurate Gate Reviews and routine reports are conducted on assigned projects, using these tools to expose risks and elevate issues.

  • Accurateproject reporting usingPPMtools as directed, i.e. programschedules,status, financials.

  • Strong control over program change management for internally and externally generated change requests during development.

  • Ensure programs launch on time and meet deliverables.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • At least two years Project Management experience through the entire project life cycle as outlined in the PMI PMBOK (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, Closing) Six to ten years of experience in the automotive or supplier industry.

  • Experience working on global / virtual teams

  • Remain flexible to changing responsibilities and workload adjustments.

  • Strong leadershipand communication skills are key.

  • Flexible working hours if/as required to support globalteam and customer base. Up to 25% travel.

  • BS in business or engineering required.

  • Experience in automotive industry required.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • MS in engineering or MBA preferred.

  • PMI certification desired.

  • Cross-functional, project management experience desired.

  • Experience with Agile project management methods and tools a plus.cb

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/ Vets/Disabled

Position Status Salaried Full-Time

Diversity Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

City Farmington Hills

State Michigan

Country United States