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Technology Analyst II

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Technology Analyst II

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Position Summary: The IT Trend Scout will detect disruptive and innovative IT trends. They will also identify, share and assess promising IT trends (products, technologies, methods) to prepare ZF IT to anticipate business needs. This role will advise internal customers and distribute acquired know-how by giving presentations and participating in workshops. Contribute proactively to continuous optimization of processes, standards and way of working.


Position Responsibilities:


o Attend trade shows/webinars/trainings to find disruptive and innovative trends. Local and international travel may be required

o Scouting at universities for people or ideas that could position ZF IT to be the catalyst for organizational or process change

o Evaluate existing technologies in other industries (i.e. medical, aerospace, high tech) for adaptation to automotive industry processes

o Read websites, databases and trade journals to gather in-depth knowledge about disruptive and innovative trends

o Share and actively communicate insights and findings in a way that is understandable for anyone unfamiliar with the technology being discussed (e.g. within ZF IT and business innovation depts.)

o Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25%



Essential Skills and Experience:


o Associate's degree with IT experience

o 3-5+ years' experience in relevant business/IT field OR equivalent experience

o Ability to gather and concisely disseminate large amounts of information.

o Highly skilled to create and conduct presentations (incl. PowerPoint)

o Excellent communication skills both oral and written in English

o Ability to analyze complex problems and guide internal partners through technology needs analysis and opportunity assessments

o Natural curiosity to discover new technologies and methodologies to imagine what could be possible

o Reliable, flexible, self-driven, keen to push things forward

o Proven ability to sell ideas

o Business understanding and strong business orientation


Preferred Skills and experience:


o Experience working with a global team/virtual teams

o Excellent communication skills both oral and written in English; German preferred





ZF North America, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. ZF North America, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. ZF North America, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of ZF North America, Inc. employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.


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