Job description


Manage pre‐production and launch activities/issue for programs over USD 10,000,000

Ensure internal policies and procedures are followed (QS 9000/VDA 6.3/ISO/TS 16949 /MMSA 9000)

Main Tasks

  • Visit customers on a regular basis to coordinate technical meetings for both development and pre‐ development projects.

  • Hold direct communication with customer on program and administrative matters, understand customer requests, communicate internally to gather the necessary information to prepare a reply, and execute reply to the customer.

  • Understand customer project milestones and internal development lead times, and coordinate internally to fulfill expectations for the milestones.

  • Single‐point‐of‐contact for program launch issue resolution.

  • Call meetings internally and attend meetings at customer sites for purposes such as program reviews, launch preparation, troubleshooting or other important program issues such as launch readiness reviews.

  • Interact with all levels within the company while orchestrating the involvement of Applications & Product Engineering, Account Management, Quality, Production, Logistics, Purchasing and Manufacturing Engineering as needed to ensure and maintain program objectives.

  • Chair weekly Program Team meetings primarily designed to communicate program activity and status plus identify issues and action plans.

  • Responsible to document, generate and distribute Program Team meeting minutes in timely manner.

  • Establish overall program plans needed to meet customer‐timing requirements.

  • Direct/manage all program activity required to launch customer programs at manufacturing site while reporting status to customers and management as required.

  • Assure APQP activities are completed in accordance with customer requirements.

  • Initiate, monitor and confirm completion of NPIs (New Product Introduction).

  • Organizes inter-departmental activities, assign and monitor work of systems analysis and program staff, ensuring completion of the program on schedule and within budget constraints

  • “Educate” customers about the value proposition that company provides to them. Requires a good understanding of customer needs/requirements and then tailoring the value proposition

  • Support the sales effort to achieve internal acceptance of the customer strategy from other functional areas before implementation

  • Travel as required (domestically and internationally)


Education, Training, Certifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or equivalent technical degree.

Job Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum 5 year experience in Automotive industry.

  • Experience as Tier 1 supplier.

  • Minimum 3 year experience in program/project management.

  • Language Skills – Japanese and English fluency, both written and spoken

Job details

Job type
Full time
Job Category
Program management
Job location
¥9,000,000 ~ ¥11,000,000
Language requirement
English (Business)


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