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  



What we are looking for:


Yazaki is looking for a Program Manager to join our Components Business Unit team in Canton, MI.  The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a collaborative and action-driven environment, making lasting impacts on the organization. 


What you will be doing:

  • Project Management: Monitor connector and termination project engineering change levels, provide regular status reports, track approval status, manage build schedules and delivery progress, schedule and lead team meetings, ensure upkeep of open issue lists and meeting minutes, effectively communicate project deliverables to the team, as well as maintain meticulous financial documentation, including margins and budget status for each project.
  • Manufacturing Coordination: Direct coordination with manufacturing sites for new engineering change implementation and support the procurement of components for prototype and production delivery.
  • Quality Assurance: Maintain Quality Gates and APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) documentation with QA department support.


What you will bring to the table:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent automotive experience
  • Minimum of five years of experience with wire harness and component program coordination or engineering
  • Ability to resolve issues by applying creative thinking
  • Exceptional organizational skills, knowledge, and experience with wiring and component manufacturing
  • Understanding of APQP deliverables
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Ability to think and act logically under pressure
  • Ability to resolve issues or propose resolutions to responsible parties
  • Must work independently and collaboratively
  • Key Competencies: active learning, analytical thinking and problem-solving, customer orientation, results orientation and execution, initiative, and teamwork


What we can provide you:

  • A collaborative learning environment that will help you reach your maximum potential
  • A diverse team of experts
  • Supportive leadership and team members to help you do your best work
  • Opportunities to build your professional network
  • An engaging and supportive work culture
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package including incentive compensation, 401K match, tuition assistance, and a generous holiday schedule



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.