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Program Manager in Southfield, MI at GTA

Date Posted: 1/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Title: Program Manager – Nissan / Honda
Job ID: 18-00699
Location: Southfield, MI  
Salary: Open and Competitive
Additional Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), company paid holidays and more!
Travel Expectations:
Type of hire: Direct

Position Summary:
The Program Manager will oversee the Honda/Nissan account for automotive acoustical and textile solutions. We are seeking someone who is willing/available for international travel to Japan, and it is a necessity for them to speak/read/write in Japanese.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Manage all aspects of the timing, budget, profitability, and quality over multiple programs or platforms
  • Primary interface and meeting facilitator with the customer and team
  • Develop and maintain tooling and equipment plan to support program milestones and plant requirements
  • Drive the planning and implementation of all program activities in accordance with customer milestones
  • Manage product changes, according to flexibility and cost defined/agreed with Engineering, Plant and Sales team members
  • Identify possible program, plan, and budget risks and apply the necessary corrective actions
  • Control, track and report program status throughout the program life using the Prolink system
  • Provide executive management program updates as the lead presenter in Management Gateway Reviews
Position Requirements:
  • Ability to speak/write in Japanese
  • BS/BA in a related field
  • 5-8+ years' experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience working with Asian OEM customers required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage diverse internal and external customers
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to lead and negotiate solutions that balance technical capability, cost, and available time, against the business need
GTA Questions:
  1. Do you have the ability to speak, read and write in Japanese?
  2. Do you have prior experience working with Asian OEM Automotive Customers? If so, which ones?
  3. What is the highest level of education you have completed? Which field of study is this degree in and from which university did you graduate?
  4. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?
  5. Can you please list why you left or why you are looking to leave your most recent employer?
  6. What is your 'acceptable and 'ideal base compensation for this position? We would like to make sure we don't price you out of consideration, but you know what the numbers are that you need (Please Do Not put negotiable)
  7. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?
  8. If you currently do not live near the job location and the commute is too far for you, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?
  9. Do you require a visa sponsorship? If you currently have sponsorship, other than a TN visa, please state the type of sponsorship and when it will expire. Please give month and year. If you are able to receive extensions to the sponsorship, please note how many additional years. 
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