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Industry: Purchasing

Company: Yazaki

Yazaki is a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions.

Yazaki works with virtually every major auto manufacturer in the world, and we’ve strived to maintain strategic and stable growth throughout our 83-year history. Today, we’re on the lookout for energetic people with the potential to perform, as well as the ability to strengthen – and thrive in – the positive work environment we pride ourselves on.

Location: Canton, MI, USA

What we are looking for:

Yazaki is looking for a Purchasing Program Manager to join our Purchasing team in Canton, MI. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a collaborative and action-driven environment making lasting impacts on the organization. This position is hybrid.

What you will be doing:

  • Manage overall YPMS/GPMS purchasing task compliance in line with current standards and procedures, and regularly report on deliverables by conducting project and functional review meetings
  • Manage purchased parts, obtain BoM with forecast volume from assigned BU, and provide pricing updates.
  • Monitor and report targets, and overall supplier status, while identifying and benchmarking suppliers.
  • Identify cost improvement opportunities by localization, direct profit, point of purchase optimization, support VA/VE, and cost negotiations with the supply base prior to program launch.
  • Link and leverage new business with existing business and supply base to support commodity objectives.
  • Coordinate with commodity purchasing on program sourcing strategies to offset OEM reduction requirements.
  • Manage and support all assigned OEM and supplier RFQs.
  • Track and manage new external components from prototype to production, support sourcing of new provision components, and ensure contract availability for added and new components.
  • Support Post-SOP coverage for assigned programs.
  • Provide and explore future strategy development in support of management.

What you will bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Quality, Program Management or related field, or equivalent related experience
  • Program Management Professional, Lean, Six Sigma and/or Shainin Red X, preferred
  • 3 to 7 years of previous supplier development experience in an automotive/manufacturing environment
  • Japanese language proficiency, preferred
  • Knowledge of ISO/IATF quality systems, preferred
  • Travel: <25% local, regional, national, and international
  • Ability to resolve issues by applying creative thinking
  • Ability to think and act logically under pressure
  • Ability to resolve issues or propose resolutions to responsible parties
  • Must work independently and collaboratively
  • Key Competencies: active learning, analytical thinking and problem solving, customer orientation, results orientation and execution, initiative, and teamwork

What we can provide you:

  • A safe collaborative learning work environment that stimulates creativity and exploration
  • Diverse teams of experts
  • Resources from around the globe
  • Supportive leadership and team members to help you do your best work
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package including incentive compensation, 401K match, tuition assistance and a generous holiday schedule
  • A hybrid work schedule

Yazaki North America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, veteran status, or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. Yazaki North America complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and strives to keep the workplace free from all forms of harassment.

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