ZF Senior Project Analyst in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Senior Project Analyst

Division U - GEE – Engineering – Electronics


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:

This is a position in the Project Office Team providing support to Global Electronics Engineering Product Lines. This includes working closely with Product Line Director/VP in setting up new projects, inputting budget, analyzing financial reports, project/resource planning and working in Project Management and Financial database systems. Ability and willingness to learn products, budgeting and resource management is necessary.

Position Requirements:

  • Drive engineering budget planning activities for the product line and ensure high data quality.

  • Analyze and monitor engineering product line budget spending and recoveries from both a cost center and project perspective. Drive team to identify root cause and implement corrective actions.

  • Analyze and monitor product line resource planning, utilization and footprint. Work with resource owners to optimize plan and ensure robustness of future plan.

  • Support Product Line VP for various analysis tasks and reporting preparation related to budget planning, actual spending, headcount planning and footprint.

  • Support monthly reconciliation of financial and project planning tools.

  • Support set up of new projects in Project Systems.

  • Tool and database administration.

  • Participation in special projects and activities.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in financial management, business planning or equivalent

  • Create projects and resources in Clarity

  • Run reports in Clarity

  • Create pivot tables

  • Handle unsubmitted timesheet and unapproved timesheets with Managers

  • SAP experience is a plus

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Expert in MS Excel and data visualization tools/techniques

  • Expert in Microsoft Office applications

  • BS in Finance, Business Management or equivalent

Required Education and Experience

Experience and Skill Requirements

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area



Farmington Hills




United States

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