Sr. Specialist- Regulatory Affairs

Toyota Boshoku Novi , MI 48377

Posted 5 months ago

I. General Summary: Coordinate the communication between TBJ and TBA regarding governmental automotive regulations concerning interior automotive parts and autonomous vehicles.

II. Essential Job Functions:

A. Interpret regulatory requirements and industry standards

B. Liaison between Toyota Boshoku America and Toyota Boshoku Japan regarding North American automotive product regulations.

C. Participate in networking activities with OESA, MEMA, US Chamber of Commerce and other organizations or groups to facilitate knowledge of future or changing automotive regulations.

D. Support the reporting structure throughout Toyota Boshoku America and Toyota Boshoku Japan to ensure engineering community's compliance with automotive product regulations.

III. Minimum Qualifications/



  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field required or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Master's Degree in Business, Engineering, Math or Science preferred


  • Six (6) years of relevant experience in automotive engineering or regulatory fields.

Personal/Technical Skills:

  • Effective leadership and people skills.

  • Active listener with effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to create and give effective presentations to all levels of the organization.

  • Effective problem identification and resolution skills.

  • Ability to process and maintain a high volume of records for special accounts and projects.

  • Must demonstrate commitment, entrepreneurship, innovation, perseverance, professionalism, self-discipline, and teamwork skills.

  • Ability to create reports, business correspondence, and procedures.

  • Ability to function both independently and in a team environment.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, work effectively within time constraints and deadlines, and handle stressful situations.

  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex information in written and spoken English.

  • Listen well, ask relevant questions, and give and receive clear and understandable instructions.

  • Ability to communicate and work well with all levels inside and outside of the organization.

  • Must be self-motivated, goal oriented, quality-driven, and capable of working with minimum supervision.

Language Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • Japanese, Spanish, and/or Portuguese would be helpful but are not required.


  • Requires high level of proficiency in MS Excel.

  • Solid working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office and other computer-based applications (e.g., MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, etc.).

IV. Work Environment/Conditions:

Office: Open Office Environment, moderate noise level.

Travel: Must be willing to travel 25% of the time.

V. Physical Demands:

Ability to sit and work on a computer for extensive periods of time is required. While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to talk, see, and hear. The team member must be capable of walking, sitting, and standing for extended periods of time and is occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds. The ability to travel by automobile and airplane are both required.

Disclaimer: This job description is intended to identify the general nature and level of work performed by team members within this classification, as well as certain essential job functions. It is not intended, and should not be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of team members assigned to this job. To qualify for this job, however, a team member must be able to perform its essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Under no circumstances may this job description be construed as altering the at-will nature of the employment relationship between TBA and any team member.


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