Japan RFI/RFQ lead and Customer Requirement Management lead for infotainment OEMs such as Toyota, Subaru, Suzuki, Yamaha, Nissan, Honda, and Mazda.
Support CBUs in customer acquisition projects from first inquiry to business award as well as defining the long term strategy.
Develop and maintain key technology relationships with customers, partners and industry leaders
Communicate the strategy and product roadmap within the organization and to Japanese OEMs.
Team building and actively connecting members with the global network to establish OneCompany.
Foster positive environment to create high-achieving team: treat all members with respect, encourage constructive dissent, re-focus team members when they get off-track, give positive feedback whenever it is appropriate, maintain a positive attitude, and reallocate resources in order to meet team commitments.
Define tasks to be performed by cross-functional team in developing systems.Use task list to create a work breakdown structure.Use work breakdown structure to establish program schedule.
Follow corporate processes for RFI/RFQ and Customer Requirement Management. Insure the compliance of team members.
Insure prompt decision-making is executed by promoting consensus decisions, intervening when consensus decision-making fails, and making unilateral decisions in the case of a deadlock.
Understand all of the technical detail of the products used in all systems, both electrical and mechanical.
Lead team meetings by establishing an agenda, monitoring discussion to insure adherence to agenda, promoting a free exchange of ideas, challenging the pre-conceptions of team-members, finishing the meeting in a timely fashion, and publishing meeting minutes.
Establish program budget.Highlight areas of budgetary uncertainty due to the speculative nature of infotainment product.Develop contingency plans for mitigating cost overruns in worst case scenarios.Manage program budget.
Work with Sales by supporting with technology presentations and promotions at Automotive OEMs, and collect OEM future requirements and strategies to feedback into CoC systems.
Work closely with Program Management
Work with design engineering to develop development timeline.Highlight areas of scheduling uncertainty due to the speculative nature of infotainment products.Communicate these concerns to the appropriate internal departments, as well as the customer.Develop and maintain a contingency plan to provide the customer with product for launch.
Interact with all internal functions: design engineering, manufacturing, quality, purchasing, marketing, and sales.
Coordinate RFI/RFQ support teams (China, Germany, US, India).
Serve as RFI/RFQ and technology lead interface with Japan Automotive OEMs.
Review suppliers and quotes, and participate in supplier reviews/selection as appropriate.
Completes other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.