Senior Product Value Engineer | ZF TRW Livonia, Michigan

Job Details:
Primary Responsibilities:
*. Identify, develop, and implement Value Analysis/Valu e Engineering (VA/VE) projects for the braking product line within ZF TRW Active and Passive Safety Technology.
*. Generate and develop cost reduction and product value improvemen t engineering projects.
*. Coordinate internal and external resources (internal cross functional team, customers and supplier) for the flawless execution of projects to cost target, on-time delivery, to meet design integrity.
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Manage project approvals within company procedures and ensure proper planning.
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Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
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Develop detailed project plans to monitor and track progress.
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Use company systems to manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques & update management accordingly.
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Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques.
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Perform business case and risk management to assess project risks.
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Lead workshops internally and externally to generate competitive benchmarkin g and cost reduction ideas.
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Strong contribution to the development and fulfillment of the product line’s annual operating plan savings target is important.
Minimum Requirements:
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Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required, Mechanical Engineering preferred.
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Minimum of 5 years in automotive or similar industry analyzing and reducing costs.
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Experience with castings is highly preferred.
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A balanced and solid background of engineering, manufacturi ng and business.
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Proven working experience in project management in the manufacturi ng sector.
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PMP certification is a plus.
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Travel 10% to support workshops and supplier visits...
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