Database Administration Technical Specialist

Yazaki is a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions.


Yazaki works with virtually every major auto manufacturer in the world, and we've strived to maintain strategic and stable growth throughout our 83-year history. Today, we're on the lookout for energetic people with the potential to perform, as well as the ability to strengthen - and thrive in - the positive work environment we pride ourselves on.

Location: Canton, MI, USA  



Position Summary

Data Scientist will support the development and implementation of reports and data analytics for multiple applications and business systems.  This position will interact with business partners, application development, and software vendors to test, support, improve, sunset data analytics and reports through their lifecycle and will represent direct purchasing to other departments ensuring the best decisions to support purchasing will continue unimpeded from technical issues or recommended changes. 

Ensure that all purchasing systems are functioning optimally.  Investigate any issues impacting said purchasing systems by either resolving them internally or interfacing with other appropriate teams.

Designs, implements, improves, migrates, and administers purchasing systems & technologies to accomplish reporting and data analytics goals and objectives. Responsible for purchasing customer service resolution for all business impacted and system-related issues.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend and act as Purchasing lead on system and reporting impacts and decisions for any software or reporting tool upgrades/changes.
  • Purchasing contact and subject matter expert for reporting and data sources for direct purchasing for YNCA
  • Administrations, maintains, improves, and monitors the data sources/reporting tools used by direct purchasing.
  • Proactive development of preventative maintenance that reduces down-time of critical purchasing impacted data/systems
  • Defines, creates, and reviews meaningful metrics, including performance, capacity, and planning
  • Provides technical expertise to resolve complex problems (tracing and diagnosis)
  • Interfaces with IT department globally to resolve issues and submit beneficial software change requests
  • Provides feedback to requestors/users on potential issues and work to create solutions
  • Plans, conducts, communicates, and validates data, systems and tools as they impact or improve direct purchasing.
  • Designs and implements solutions impacting direct purchasing and promotes them globally to purchasing or IT stakeholders
  • Works as the business to IT liaison to enable holistic acceptance testing and solutions

Specific Area of Discipline Responsibilities

This position is focused on purchasing impacted systems and applications within the business and IT. 

Distinctive Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to understand client needs and translate needs into software design
  • Relationship building skills to form productive alliances with IT and global counterparts.
  • Methodical and analytical approach to problem solving
  • Conceptual thinking to ensure all parts of an application function together and as intended
  • Strategic thinking to develop solutions and new functionality for upgrades and enhancements
  • Fluent in Microsoft applications as well as Visual Basic and SQL
  • Experience with SAP and Oracle based data architecture



Degree Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Related Technology fields, or equivalent experience

Certification Requirements:

N/A mandatory

Windows/VB/SQL Administration Certification would be a plus

Previous Experience:

Experience in IT systems administration and/or software implementation and support

Travel Requirements:

As required; 5-10% International possible

On Call Requirements:

As required

Physical Requirements:

Office position



Yazaki North America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, veteran status, or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. Yazaki North America complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and strives to keep the workplace free from all forms of harassment.