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Bilingual Program Manager (Japanese)

Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc.
Detroit, Michigan, United States
July 17, 2018

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.