Program Manager

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

 

Responsible for meeting established program targets and deliverables and for the successful completion of program objectives. Programs can typically consist of a number of products, special projects, parts, and customer engineering centers, global product development locations and different technology suites.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

· Launch Readiness / Process Sign Off (PSO)

o Conform to standard management system: Yazaki Program Management System (YPMS)

o Ensure all tasks are performed for launch readiness and PSO

o Coordinate all customer visits to the manufacturing facilities

o Assist in supplying requirements to Manufacturing

o Approve all resolutions to the follow-up issues that are presented to the customer

· Customer Contact

o Coordinate and lead for all customer-critical issues while individual departments handle day to day issues

o Review program metrics and satisfaction levels recurrently with the customer

· Program Scope

o Coordinate, lead, and initiate the approval of program scope changes

o Report the management of activities to executive management

· Scheduling and Tracking

o Coordinate, lead, and approve the program schedule and tracking process to ensure the program meets the scope and customer requirements, to meet overall program metrics

o Review program timing and progress toward achievement of targets and goals

o Coordinate and lead the critical build phases, while approving support activities to ensure successful delivery of the program

o Prepare regular reports for presentation to executive management, which address program progress status

· Meeting Minutes

o Schedule program coordination meetings regularly

o Lead the cross-functional program coordination meeting

o Review the meeting minutes to ensure timely completion of all tasks

o “Prime” the meeting minutes/open issues/corrective actions system by entering initial program information into the system.

· Open Issues

o Review and assign newly entered open issues

o Update issues in central tracking system

o Review issue statuses between program meetings

o Approve all closed issues

o Classify and archive closed and approved issues for continuous improvement

o Review open issues database for continuous improvement

o Address any scope, schedule, and budget changes to the program brought on by open issues

· Engineering Change: Review and coordinate Engineering Change Requests (ECRs) and eventual Process Change Request (PCR) and communicate and coordinate changes with the customer, affiliate and team members.

· Risk Assessment.

o Coordinate the Risk Assessment Plan with the program team

o Receive and review all recorded program risks

o Allocate risk prevention and risk mitigation actions

REQUIREMENTS

 

Degree Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Management or related field; applicable experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Certification Requirements: N/A

Previous Experience:

Required: 5 years applicable experience in Engineering, Sales or related field Preferred: 6+ years of experience

Travel Requirements: Both domestic and international travel required between branches, customer and manufacturing sites

Language: N/A

Software: Microsoft Suite

On Call Requirements: Yes, during customer production hours including overtime and weekend hours. Extended work hours occasionally required to meet with parties in different time zones.

Physical Requirements: Office position – primarily sedentary

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disability to perform the essential functions)

 

 

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.