ZF Predictive Maintenance and Intelligent Diagnostics Technical Leader in Livonia, Michigan
Predictive Maintenance and Intelligent Diagnostics Technical Leader
GDF - Information Systems
Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:
This role will be the subject matter expert and technical leader for the ZF Predictive Maintenance and Intelligent Diagnostics (PM&ID) Core Team and Expert Network (Center of Excellence.) The role will be tightly interlinked to ZF’s division / function, closely partnering with respective technical teams delivering PM&ID capabilities into products across the entire ZF portfolio of products. Externally, the role will serve as figure head and focal point for excellence, innovation, and new capabilities in IM&PD at ZF. The role will partner with the ZF IoT platform team to develop implementation patterns and building blocks to reduce cost and increase performance of PM&ID, as well as with the Digital Monetization team to support monetization of PM&ID.
Lead Subject Matter Expert for PM&ID:
Serve as the expert internal consultant for PM&ID and its integration with IoT, I4.0, Data, and Analytics across all ZF Divisions and Function
For external engagement: Lead engagement planning; mobilize and manage engagement teams; define deliverable structure and content; facilitate buy-in of proposed solutions from customers and delivery teams.
Strong background, knowledge and understanding of PM&ID. Ph.D. or similar level of accomplishment evidenced by patents, papers, and stature in the industry.
Serve as the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for PM&ID process, methods, tools, and data.
Work with Senior Business stakeholders to articulate opportunities for PM&ID across the ZF portfolio and achievements.
Identify and facilitate x-division/function synergies and collaborative PM&ID opportunities – deliver “whole is greater than the sum of the parts”
Manage the technical content, education, best practices, and technical competency of the ZF PM&ID extended network.
Manage and Oversee Lighthouse PM&ID Initiatives:
Overall responsibility for achieving the quality outcomes of the lighthouse PM&ID projects.
Provide thought leadership to Divisions/Functions on PM&ID (Ideation to Incubation to Monetization at scale)
Develop modules and implementation patterns on the ZF IoT platform to accelerate delivery of Lighthouse and other capabilities.
Manage the Transformational Change:
Foster company-wide commitment for the PM&ID as part of the digital strategy and prioritize initiatives per the company needs, and align it with the overall strategy of the company.
Act as the ambassador within the company for Digital transformation
Act as a spokesperson in the external community helping ZF positioning as a Digital leader, attracting highly talented workforce
Relationship management with Divisions/Functions to ensure buy in to internal monetization opportunities. Assure no conflicts with external monetization opportunities.
Coordination work and relevant communication with other cross functional teams within the broader ZF organization (IT, R&D, …) to deliver a seamless overall delivery experience to the different Divisions/Functions
Act as the change agent in building credibility for the Digital organization by consistently delivering to business expectations
Work with the internal teams (Digital Labs, Digital Factory, …) to maximize synergy.
Support the build-up of an efficient organization that allows for realization of ZF’s Digital Monetization goals
Lead and manage necessary project teams to successfully deliver the stated objectives for lighthouse monetization projects
Use appropriate and effective communication methods to engage and manage stakeholder expectations.
Technical leadership of Predictive Maintenance and Intelligent Diagnostics
Business Relationship Management
Life cycle ownership for ideas for monetization opportunities
Responsibility for realizing the stated objectives for monetization
Divisional / Functional Heads
PM&ID experts and Champions within Divisions/Functions
Project teams within the ZF Digital Organization
Project vendors for development
Cross Functional Coordination with IT, R&D
Sales and account teams
Required Education and Experience
A technical degree from an accredited college or university is required; an advanced degree or equivalent technical standing
Experience and Skill Requirements
► Demonstrated experience working both at either an OEM or the supply base, or equivalent
► Passion for technology with the requisite operations expertise and an entrepreneurial spirt
► A builder, not just a refiner, who is versatile and agile in an evolving environment
► Minimum of 10-15 years of experience in Predictive Maintenance and Diagnostics with at least five years of leadership experience with enterprise-wide responsibility preferably in a complex organization
► Strong managing, organizing and evaluating skills with a track record of developing and implementing a sophisticated, end-to-end service delivery model
► Demonstrated capability to communicate findings, orally and visually, to senior leadership members and outside partners and customers in the technology ecosystem
► Deep technical understanding of PM&ID as well as a demonstrated track record of envisioning the application of these methods to achieve documented results
► Ability to impact outcomes via influence versus authority
► Effective negotiation and influencing skills, including strong written and verbal communication and strong presentation abilities
► Develops loyalty and commitment in others by articulating an appealing vision for the future, communicating high expectations and leading by example
► A player/coach who is focused on mentorship and development
► Can “work the matrix” and gain credibility quickly with internal and external constituents
► Creative and organized problem solver who is passionate about driving strategy through technology
► Strategic mind-set to maintain enterprise-level vision, while driving daily operational goals and controls
► Inspires heartfelt engagement, a collaborator with the ability to influence and build consensus
► Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances
► Clear and efficient communicator
► Leader and collegial team player with strong interpersonal skills balancing low ego with management capabilities
Sales & Business Development
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