AISIN World Northville
  • 23-Aug-2023 to 22-Oct-2023 (CST)
  • Production & Logistics
  • Northville, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Job Title: Program Lead

Company: Aisin World Corp. of America

Department: Program Management

Location: Northville, MI

Aisin Group Overview

Based in Kariya City, Aichi, Japan, the Aisin Group is a $35 billion global, Tier One supplier of automotive components and systems with over 214 consolidated companies spanning over 20 countries and some 110,000 employees.

The Aisin Group is the world's sixth largest Tier One supplier of automotive components and systems, such as brakes, transmissions, navigation systems, drivetrain, chassis, body, engine-related parts, electronics and intelligent transportation systems.

As we like to say: "Chances are the car your drove to work this morning is equipped with an Aisin product."

Position Responsibilities

The candidate is expected to perform the following functions which have been determined 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 requirements by cross functional team to meet the customers' requirements.
    • Determine and build the schedule to meet or exceed the customers' requirements.
    • Be proactive in analyzing and communicating change points and adjustments to the schedule.
  • Control the daily tasks of the project.
    • Conduct and lead regular review meetings with working team to review the actual condition vs the planned activity.
    • Determine and communicate to the team the customer communication method and intervals.
    • Project Involvement: Lead could be assigned to support projects for multiple OEM's.
      • Non-Toyota PM Leads: Be the Primary customer contact for all parts or series of parts.
      • Toyota PM Leads - Support Aisin Plants & serve as a secondary contact for customer.
    • 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.
    • Escalate issues within department and/or with other departments as necessary.
  • Travel to meet with customers and members as needed.
    • Follow the master schedule and support customer visits, supplier kickoff meetings, critical milestone events, Product Validation, HVPT, Run & Rate.
    • "Go and See" activity is encouraged to understand project conditions.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned by management.

Required Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Understanding of Program Management and Part Approval methods and styles utilized in automotive manufacturing. Experience with Vehicle OEM systems preferred.
  • Communication skills that promote & support understanding of conditions across project teams.
  • 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
  • Multilingual: In addition to English (Japanese, Spanish, or Chinese).


  • BS or experience in related field

Travel Requirements

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

Work Environment Requirements

With reasonable accommodation:

  • Must be able to operate a personal computer, telephone, and other office equipment.
  • Must perform job duties onsite, when necessary, 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.
  • 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 weekends and holidays as necessary and desirable to meet business needs.

Bonus Overview

An incentive pay program offers payouts based on individual performance, job level, and company performance.

Benefit Overview

Aisin World Corp. of America offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, vehicle discounts and more.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The policy of Aisin is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal law. Additionally, Aisin is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search, email us at or call us at (734)-453-5551. Please provide a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title of the position for which you are applying.

Diversity Statement

AISIN is committed to workforce diversity, creating equity and advancing a culture of inclusion in which every team member is treated fairly and with respect. Our inclusive work environment brings together a variety of backgrounds, skills, education and perspectives. Attracting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce requires that everyone have an equal opportunity to participate, contribute, and advance.

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