Bilingual Program Manager (Japanese) in Detroit at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 6/27/2018

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Job Description

Our automotive client is looking to add a Bilingual Program Manager (Japanese) to their team in the Detroit, MI area. They are a growing company with a fast-paced, team oriented environment.
Must Have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related discipline;
  • Fluency in Japanese language required;
  • 3+ years of program management experience in a manufacturing environment, leading the program or product development  from award through launch;
  • Seeking the type of manager who works just as much “on the floor” as at the desk;
  • Product design background;
  • Experience with automotive manufacturer is highly preferred;
  • Organizational, planning and problem solving skills;
Key Responsibilities:
  • Providing leadership for product development and launch for both the customer and the product;
  • Understanding all customer requirements for the project, communicating them to the team, and ensuring that the team meets or exceeds expectations;
  • Ensuring adherence to the project plans and schedules through meetings, follow-up documents, managing issues, facilitating team members jobs, and involving management support in overcoming problems;
  • Budgeting, tracking and controlling all project costs;
  • Authorizing and controlling any changes in the program;
  • Serving as the main contact for all communications.