Program Engineering Supervisor

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  




Lead and guide the program engineering team toward achieving their functional objectives and provide resources and support to meet program targets.  Ensure training needs of team are identified and met.  Interface with customer and internal groups with regard to design and development of the electrical distribution system.





Supervise Team

  • Ensure that team structure and staffing levels are in line with business requirements
  • Hire and work with team to improve their skills and competencies, using feedback, coaching, motivation, and mentoring techniques
  • Implement associate development tools, including objective setting and the performance review process
  • Ensure training needs are identified and met
  • Ensure the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of effective, efficient, and common processes, procedures, and methodologies
  • Ensure data is collected, analyzed and corrective actions implemented for team metrics
  • Provide regular communication to the team on administrative issues and policies
  • Assist HR with resolution of compliance, safety, integrity concerns, or grievances within team
  • Support long-range and short-term group forecasts, goals, objectives, and priorities
  • Prepare and maintain updated job descriptions ensuring functions are aligned with processes and procedures
  • Resolve customer and internal issues to facilitate implementation of group objectives and achieve customer satisfaction


Unique to Supervisor Program Engineering

  • Manage program engineering deliverables
  • Ensure high quality designs released on time for assigned programs
  • Lead and coordinate resolution to program engineering issues for assigned programs
  • Lead BU Engineering interface to customer for assigned programs
  • Ensure timely response to customer on technical issues and program engineering deliverables
  • Build relationship with WH Manufacturing
  • Lead technology roadmap process and implementation







Degree Requirements:

BSEE, BSME or equivalent experience

Certification Requirements:


Previous Experience:

Management experience preferred

Minimum 5 years of experience in automotive engineering

Travel Requirements:

As required

On Call Requirements:

As required

Physical Requirements:

Ability to climb inside of vehicles to troubleshoot



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.