Kasai North America, Inc
  • 31-Jan-2020 (CST)
  • Corporate
  • Novi, MI, USA
  • Full Time
  • Salary 1st Shift

Kasai North America offers a competitive salary and benefits package including paid holidays, vacation, life, disability, medical, dental, vision, wellness program, drug card and a matching 401K program in a team environment.

REPORTS TO:  Senior General Manager Program Management


DESCRIPTION: Lead a Major and/or Full Model Change  projects from Award to Launch and may also assist OEM Running Change and/or Minor Model Change at KNA facilities.



  • Manage Program/Project cost and timing from RFQ through Launch.
  • Coordinate weekly PMT meeting with all functional leaders relative to the program. (Including but not limited to: Design, Purchasing, Engineering, plant management, Supply Chain Management )
  • Conduct periodic Sr. Management reviews to confirm adherence to program deliverables and master schedule.
  • Develop timeline and track for the project from Award letter to launch.
  • Negotiate/resolve customer/supplier/internal issues impacting program schedules and requirements.
  • Coordinate Kasai Support Request process.
  • Support RFQ process and coordinate Make vs. Buy process.
  • Represent Management in OEM New Model Reviews.
  • Oversee implementation plans for which there is department buy-in and management approval. Attend tooling buy-off activities for new injection / equipment prior to transfer to KNA facilities and/or suppliers.
  • Support KNA facilities for tool/capex/part trials or other process improvement activities.
  • Analyze product delivery or supply chain processes to identify cost savings and or recommend changes.
  • Manage activities including invoicing, electronic bills, and shipment tracking
  • Work with key stakeholders in the departments to meet development schedule or customer's request.
  • Ensure customer requests are within the scope of work agreed upon with Kasai.
  • Attend and coordinate run-it rates with customer internal and suppliers.
  • Oversee material trial orders and trial shipments to customer.
  • Lead APQP teams and provide ongoing status updates to Upper management.
  • Communicate key issues to Upper Management.
  • Responsible for the completion of OEM customer required documentation until project launch.
  • Monitor outsource material arrangement team to ship to meet requirements.
  • Manages cost targets throughout trials and launch with Production, Purchasing and Cost Control Departments.
  • Monitor internal tooling, supplier tooling, and supplier part delivery for pre-launch projects.
  • Must work in a safe manner in compliance with KNA policies and maintain an awareness of danger to themselves and others.
  • Monitor and track KPI targets for project.
  • Ensure adherence to program budgets and control expenses.
  • Follow established work practices that support compliance with all company policies, safety standards, 5S practices, regulatory and/or customer requirements.
  • Authorities for an employee are granted by means of work instructions, policies, and procedures and/or direction provided by management to meet the requirements of the customer. 


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business related discipline OR 5 years of Automotive experience in Engineering/Program Management


  • 3-5 years of experience in Program Management


  • Experience working with Windows operating system as well as Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.



Work Environment This job operates in an office and manufacturing environment, and routinely uses standard office equipment. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.


Physical Demands

The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee may also be required to work in hot temperatures.


This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are exclusive standards of the position. 

Incumbents will follow any other instruction, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by their supervisor.

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