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Manager (Production Control)

Company: Yazaki North America, Inc.
Location: La Vergne
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

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.

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Manage Production Control Department (PCD) strategies and activities to meet or exceed corporate and functional objectives by implementing and observing procedures, guidelines and metrics. Manage key departmental foci including staff development, budget, manpower allocation, inventory management and extraordinary expenses. Support regular exchanges with Manufacturing, carline teams, internal departments and the customer. Support Sales and Operations Planning activity.


  • Ensure PCD structure and staffing levels are in line with current and future business requirements
  • Hire, train, develop, coach and review that PCD team
  • Manage group budget to reach or exceed its objectives and overall functional group profitability
  • Develop plans, allocate resources, and direct activities in support of PCD responsibilities for the assigned customer (e.g. Balance Out / Start Up strategy, Plant Loads, Extraordinary Expense management and reporting)
  • Ensure PCD participation as needed in cross-functional Business Unit meetings and projects (e.g. engineering change coordination, PCD-initiated reworks, capacity planning, product transfers, global logistic planning)
  • Provide strategic leadership to the group, assessing department-related risks and opportunities and making recommendations to management
  • Maintain standard processes aligned to customer and company objectives
  • Lead activities that identify business opportunities that minimize Premium Freight and Obsolescence and right-size inventory
  • Ensure data is collected, analyzed and corrective actions implemented for team metrics
  • Support issue resolution to achieve customer satisfaction (e.g. warehousing, capacity, transportation, shortages, program activities)
  • Address all manufacturing and customer communications in a timely and effective manner as well as interfacing with them on supply chain related issues
  • Support Sales and Operations Planning activities with affiliate and program team
  • Provide direction and support for PCD Management team
  • Provide regular communication to the team on administrative issues and policies
  • Support long-range and short-term group forecasts, goals, objectives, and priorities
  • Support other projects, tasks, and/or duties as assigned


Degree Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management, or related field or equivalent experience preferred

Certification Requirements:

APICS classes or certification preferred

Previous Experience:

Required: 3 years of management experience with 5 years of experience in material resource planning or inventory control in the automotive sector or related field

Preferred: 5 years of management experience with 7 years of experience in material resource planning or inventory control in the Automotive sector or related field

Travel Requirements:

Both domestic and international travel could be required between Yazaki facilities and to customer and manufacturing sites


English is required for all supervisors. Spanish is required if a manager directly interacts with customers in Mexico.


SAP, Success Factors and Microsoft Suite

On Call Requirements:

During customer production hours including overtime, weekend hours and holidays. Extended work hours occasionally required to meet with parties in different time zones.

Physical Requirements:

Office position - primarily sedentary

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.

Keywords: Yazaki North America, Inc., Murfreesboro , Manager (Production Control), Other , La Vergne, Tennessee

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