Bilingual (Japanese-English) Executive Administrator


We are recruiting for a full-time, direct-hire position of Bilingual Business Planner / Analyst at a major, Tier 1 automotive supplier in the Novi area.


  • Track component costs in each development phase.
  • Maintain the registrations of component costs in the company’s proprietary software, including requesting other departments to provide information on costs and register costs.
  • Implement cost reduction activities in the Michigan office and work closely with Japan headquarters and other Group companies to achieve Group cost reduction.
  • Track profitability in the business department, perform analysis and report to management.
  • Develop and maintain product standard costs for materials and finished goods.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Business-level fluency in written and spoken Japanese and English.
  • Strong Excel skills and MSOffice skills.
  • 1-3 years or more progressive experience in business planning, analysis, accounting and/or finance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or similar field preferred, or B.A. degree with equivalent business experience
  • Prior auto industry or manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Experience working in an international company a plus. Knowledge of Japanese business culture required.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work with multiple departments and Group companies.
  • Multi-tasker, detail oriented.
  • Ability to analyze and organize large amounts of information.
  • Able to work on the computer, using Excel and various software 70%+ of the time.
  • Must be available for evening meetings as needed.
  • Very little travel required, mainly day trips within the Detroit metro area.

Novi, MI

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Full-time, direct

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