Senior Manager Project Management


• Project management of individual and multi-project method standardization across locations as a lead function, and disciplinary management of Project Managers and the project office at the location • Ensuring appropriate and complete project planning for customer and pre-development projects at the location • Ensuring an awareness of a high level of goal orientation on the part of the Project Manager (challenger function towards the Project Manager in individual project as a previous function to the project owner) at the location • Multi-project management and ensuring the quality of status information from projects at the location – the location that manages the E-project. • Recognizing mistakes in the project portfolio and informing the project owner of these in all di-mensions (deadlines/performance/costs) as a supporting function to the project owner at the location • Responsible for implementing the goals, measures and requirements derived from the Integrat-ed Management System (IMS) in the areas of quality, environment, health and safety (in ac-cordance with the ISO 9001, IATF 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and binding obligations) with due consideration to continuous improvement.

Functional Tasks

• Develop and further establish a uniform project management method (processes, standards, rules, forms, key figures, etc.) • Select and further develop adequate tool support • Assign current customer projects to Project Managers in coordination with the Project owner board • Support Project Managers and departmental managers in planning deadlines and performance • Organize and moderate project workshops (start/completion/lessons learned) • Develop and initiate quality measures for project members and managers Distinction from the project owner board: • The project owner board is the sole contact for project managers for services/decisions related to the project • The project owner board is solely responsible for deciding on the approval of milestones for as-sessing the degree of completion with respect to deadlines, costs and the quality of project performance. • Deviations from the project order are approved solely by the board of project owners • The project owners fill in for one another within the board • Other work assigned by the Company Managerial tasks: • Disciplinary management of project managers, professional management only within the scope of the project management method • Disciplinary and professional management of project office employees • Personnel management and creating a motivating work environment • Coaching project manager, project manager has sole responsibility for the project both internally and externally General management duties • Personnel management and creating a motivating work environment according to agreed-upon management principles and guidelines • Determining required work conditions and adapting these on an ongoing basis • Continued training management for employees • Succession planning / absence planning • Ongoing controlling of activity implementation, as well as monitoring and management as necessary • Ensuring internal and external processing quality • Active contribution to ensuring the success of the company Disciplinary (“solid line’) management of employees LD.CN.E.PM • Defines and prioritizes the implementation of concrete duties • Responsible for the target agreement process, complies with local requirements • Defines or prioritizes the implementation of concrete task contents (the “WHAT”) • Creates the freedom to implement locally defined functional tasks • Responsible for administrative processes Functional management („dotted line“) of employees LD.CN.E.PM • Contributes functional goals as fundamental components of the goal agreement, gives performance feedback • Defines the way in which the functional tasks are implemented (the “HOW”) • Defines permitted processes, responsibilities and systems – and also what is not allowed • Includes the functional organizational structure • At HQ technical and line management overlap Authorities: • Right to a say in case of changes of the project order • Right to a say during the selection of project core team members and project staff • Procurement/request of promised resources in coordination with the line supervisors • Co-ordination and specification of vacation approvals and other absences of the project core team members with the responsible line supervisor • Request of coaching support with the project client • Convening special meetings • Inward and outward representation of the project • Delegation of tasks/work packages • Cost decisions in the context of the project (NOTE: pay attention to conformity with signature regulation)

Specialist qualifications:

• Polytechnic university degree or completion of a technical/business program (technical college, university) • Experience in project management • Knowledge of project management methods and project-management-specific IT tools • Understanding of methods in the Automotive area (OEM, supplier industry-1st tier), Lean Production, APQP, Supply Chain Management, quality techniques e.g. FMEA, MSA, SPC. • Basic understanding of quality standards (IATF 16949, APQP/VDA 4.3, PPAP/VDA 2) and product liability • Knowledge of systematic problem-solving methods, moderation techniques. • Operating PCs and databases • Fluent written and spoken English

We provide you with:

  • Performance bonus
  • Traffic subsidies
  • A flexible work
  • Six insurances
  • Paid annual leave
  • Regular check-up


ZKW Lighting Systems (Dalian) Co., Ltd.


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ZKW Lighting Systems Co., Ltd.

Tie Shan Dong San Road, No. 51
CN-116600 Dalian
+86 411 3922 5200

Sun Kun (Jeff)



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