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Job Number: MS040108
Job Title: Bilingual Japanese / English Program Manager
Job Location: Novi, MI

Bilingual Japanese / English Program Manager


Lead the cross-functional team through the program life cycle in order to achieve customer expectations and company targets for all assigned programs.  Extensive coordination with internal departments to meet timing schedules that supports assigned vehicle launches.  The ideal candidate would have both automotive electronics engineering and program/project management experience.  Extensive coordination with internal departments to meet timing schedule and customer requirements that support assigned vehicle launches.  Serve as the main point of contact; representative for the customer to ensure company product viability and customer satisfaction.  Conduct new business development with market research and feasibility studies and recommends potential future market development for the company’s product line.  Honda and Subaru line programs.  Must have Bilingual (Japanese/English) reading, writing skills at business level required.




-Act as main contact representing the company’s position with the customer for the customers’ programs.

-Develop strategies for negotiations with the customer to maximize customer satisfaction with given internal resources.

-Pass customer requirements onto internal departments after examining internal resources and coordinates communications with the program team.

-Leads company activities to support customer meetings and facilitate change management in product design and development.

-Responsible for keeping track of sample requirements and coordination with Headquarters for pre-production and during production phases; coordinate plans throughout the development with sales and PC.

-Establish consolidated and optimized plans and lead development activities with a cross-functional team to meet program milestones including feature release planning, design reviews, software schedules, prototype and pilot builds in support of system deliverables.

-Ensure to meet internal and external requirements and present the status of the programs in management reviews.

-Manage development process from business award to start of production including changes in scope.

-Facilitate post-production changes across various modules and systems with cradle-to-grave responsibility.

-Plan/Organize feature rollout of hardware/software upgrades across multiple programs.

-Lead and coordinate safe launch plans to ensure customer expectations and support tasks are achieved.

-Support customer APQP requirements and be responsible for collecting and submitting all necessary information.

-Generate and maintain all necessary documentation and data systems in all areas/programs responsible to ensure traceability and compliance to Company procedures.

Interface with Sales to support those activities.




-Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Electronics Engineering or related field,

-Japanese and English language skill (read, write, listen at business level) required.

-Honda supplier program/project management experience.  Experience working for global company and with international offices.

-Experience in automotive electronics and program management experience.  Must have the ability to effectively lead and inspire internal project teams.  Excellent communication, organizational skills, self-motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities.  Understand and deal well with rapid development cycles; remains flexible and calm under pressure.  The ability to interface with the customer and various internal departments such as product engineering, quality, and manufacturing.

-Tier 1 experience in automotive electronics.  Must have thorough understanding of customer OEM vehicle development and manufacturing process, sequencing and documentation requirements such as APQP and PPAP or equivalent.  Experience with corrective action. Willingness and ability to travel.


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