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Wed Apr 25, 2018 - 4 weeks ago

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ADAS Core Program Manager

**Req ID** 34158BR
**Job Title** ADAS Core Program Manager
**Functional Area** Program Management
**Business Unit** Global Electronics
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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**

The role is in support of the core development process for core programs, supporting execution of next generation cameras for active forward-looking modules. The Program Manager is responsible for managing, without the need for significant direction, and executing projects within the business unit in accordance with ZF's new product introduction management process requirements.


**Position Requirements**


+ The program manager is responsible to interface with all areas affected by the project, ensuring successful integration of all project work products.

+ To lead cross functional teams to deliver the objectives for new product introduction projects, ensuring effective use of the GDPEP gateway process and the relevant functional processes (A 60, C 40, A 69, APQP).

+ Manage to achieve flawless launch of programs, ensuring thoroughness in defining and execution of project deliverables, generation and maintaining of project timing schedules, open issues lists, risk registers and change management control, setting team priorities to meet the agreed targets.

+ Monitor and control the financial performance of the project to meet / exceed CQA baseline with critical focus on BOM %, DVP %, ER&D and CAPEX and to manage and report customer recoveries.

+ Escalate critical issues in a timely manner and to the appropriate level to ensure their rapid resolution.

+ Own interface to the customers (Internal and OEM) regarding program status.

+ Provide effective communication on all aspects of the program to internal stakeholders up to and including ZF Senior Management.


**Essential Skills and Experience:**


+ A Bachelor's degree in project management, engineering or related technical field 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 competency in ZF product design fundamentals, automotive APQP processes, PPAP/ PSO processes, manufacturing knowledge, and financial management basics (capex and non-recurring cost mgt.).

+ Contribute to continuous improvement of program management processes and tools.


**Preferred Skills and Experience:**


+ 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)).


**_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

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