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Project Manager

ZF Group Tokyo
EN: business
JP: business
Employment Type
Full time


What you can look forward as Project Manager Commercial Vehicle:

  • Executing & leading GDPEP projects with a certain complexity, including project scope, time, budget, contracting and quality according to relevant standards (e.g. DG 05/11, DG 19/03)
  • Details project objectives in alignment with project owner, elaborate a project plan in alignment with the strategic goals and perform cross departmental planning for all functions involved to meet the project targets and requirements
  • Owns the Business Case and takes budget accountability for all project expenses ensuring cross functional alignment to reach financial contribution targets and manages the risks to secure the project targets
  • Rigorously identifies, tracks and manages any scope changes to assess the impact on the QCD baseline to be able to capitalize on those changes
  • Leading cross functional project teams, delegates works and holds them accountable for deliverables
  • Act as a link between internal & external customer, supplier, partners and departments
  • Managing risks, resolving problems / issues and managing baseline changes , reporting & escalating to decision makers and stakeholders
  • Secure and negotiate team resources and provide performance feedback and development needs
  • Organize and prepare for meetings, gate reviews, decisions
  • Knows and applies Project Management standards and good practices as the role model for the project team


Your profile as Project Manager Commercial Vehicle:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  • Business level Japanese/English skill at both oral and writing; Germany is a plus
  • Project Management Expertise (Project planning, Controlling & Monitoring, Risk Management, Change Request Management, Quality Management)
  • Entrepreneurial Competencies (Customer orientation, power of decision, dealing with complexity)
  • Leadership (Teamwork, Readiness for Change and Innovation, Results orientation)
  • Social & Interpersonal Competencies (Communication, Building relationships, Conflict Management)
  • Knowledge of Project Management standards and methods
  • Preferred PM certification (e.g. IPMA B /IPMA C, PMI PMP, SAFe)

About the Company

ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Why you should choose ZF:

  • Annual Leave
  • Hybrid Work Environment
  • Flexible Working Hour
  • A supportive collaborative team environment
  • Growth Opportunity

What does DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) mean for ZF as a company?

At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.