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Program Lead - Detroit in Northville, MI at Aisin World

Date Posted: 11/13/2018

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Job Description

* Job Title: Program Lead

* Company: Aisin World Corp. of America

* Department: Project Management (76)

* Reports to: Senior Manager, Project Management

* Location: Northville, MI

* Number of Positions: 1

* Other: Exempt position, not eligible for overtime pay

* Explanation: Expansion of Program Management group to meet expanded customer product base. This includes Body, Electronics, and Chassis related non-Toyota business.

* A Program Lead has will be responsible for supporting the program and will work with a Program Manager to make sure a program is successful. A Program Lead has the potential to develop into a Program Manager role.


Position Summary: Program Lead for new program launch

The incumbent is expected to perform the following functions that the company has determined are essential to this position:

  • Create and maintain master schedule
    • Gather all critical requirements by the customer in terms of activities and timing.
    • Gather the critical requirement by all team players to meet the customers’ requirements
    • Determine and build the schedule to meet or exceed the customers’ requirements
    • Analyze the change points and adjust the schedule as needed.
  • Control the daily tasks of the project
    • Conduct regular review meetings with working team to review the actual condition vs the planned activity.
    • Determine customer communication method and intervals.
    • Be the total program manager for parts or series of parts.
    • Manage the program’s change points and generate control plans for all abnormal items.
    • Document management and control
    • Regular reporting of programs activity at various periods (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually) following required methods.
  • Travel to meet with customers and members regularly
    • Follow the master schedule and attend critical milestone events (NMPM, PV, HVPT, Run & Rate)
    • Attend all customer Kick-off, milestone, or regular meetings onsite.
    • “Go and See” the condition at the Aisin plants, or support offices on a regular basis to confirm the condition by themselves.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned by management.


Job Requirements

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Understanding of Program Management methods and styles. Experience with GM, Honda, Nissan, Daimler, FCA, or other major OEM systems preferred. 
  • Organization skills of time and data
  • Ability to provide positive communication and build motivated teams
  • Ability to hear the frustrations of working groups and set countermeasures to correct.
  • Ability to support multiple customers and provide assurance of support for their conditions 


Beneficial Skills and Experience:

  • PMP, APQP, PPAP, or other PM Training



  • Bachelor degree in a related field


Work Environment Requirements

  • Must be able to operate a personal computer, telephone and other office equipment.
  • Must perform job duties onsite, except those duties that are customarily or by their nature performed offsite (for example, offsite customer visits).
  • Must be able to work effectively in a fast paced environment where constructive criticism is encouraged.
  • Must be able to work on multiple assignments at once, and complete assignments within deadline and budget (if applicable) with satisfactory quality.
  • Must be able to operate as an effective team member.
  • Must be committed to a high standard of safety, and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all company safety policies.


Attendance/Work Hour Requirements

  • Must maintain an acceptable attendance record.
  • Must be willing and available to work a regular work week plus other hours per day as necessary and desirable to meet business needs.
  • Must be willing and available to work such weekends and holidays as necessary and desirable to meet business needs.

* NOTE: These requirements are consistent with company policy.


Travel Requirements

  • Approximately 25-35%
  • Must be willing and available to travel to such locations and with such frequency as is necessary and desirable to meet business needs.


* Candidates applying for positions with Aisin must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


* Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. To the selected candidate, Aisin offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and outstanding growth opportunities.


* Aisin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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