Sumitomo Rubber USA manufactures and sells a wide range of automotive tires in the US and internationally. Located in Tonawanda, NY (a suburb of Buffalo) our growing workforce produces over 4 Million tires annually for a variety of applications such as passenger cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles.

The transition to Sumitomo Rubber USA brings exciting new opportunities for the Company's existing and prospective employees in Western New York. Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., whose Global Headquarters is located in Kobe, Japan, has a rich and successful history dating back to 1909. This trend is set to continue with the Company's formal entrance into North America through the former Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd. facility, and through planned investments into the Company's infrastructure, manufacturing processes, and work force.

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Administrative Assistant
Title:Administrative Assistant
Job Grade:N05
Location :Huntsville, AL
Administrative Assistant

Position Summary: Provide reception, secretarial and administrative support to Huntsville Proving Ground (HPG) leadership. To support all HPG activity. Active team player in all HPG function – planning, organization, preparation. Perform all duties necessary to safely satisfy HPG function and goals.

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Adhere to all quality standards – IATF, TS, ISO, HSE.
  • Assists the team in the creation and submittal of expense form documents in relation to travel and other test expenses.
  • Assist tire shipping invoices and bill of ladings in relation to test tire shipments.
  • Assists Manager with various personal tasks including banking issues, payment of bills, document translation, travel, vehicle acquisition, SAP, circuit rental, presentations, track contracts, insurance and quality audit IATF.
  • Provides general support to the test team in relaying and communicating information with the headquarters located in Buffalo, NY, Rancho and SRI Japan – include IT needs.
  • Translate Japanese and English language – written and verbal.
  • Appropriate, friendly and personable skill for phone greetings and live event assistance (media events at HPG).
  • Provide detailed messages via direct phone communications. Ability to transfer calls via inner office extensions.
  • Clear and detailed notetaking – minute of meetings…..etc. Clerical work.
  • Active involvement in the preparation, organization and presentation of IATF audit systems.
  • Co-ordinate in scheduling and arranging meetings and travel at HPG.
  • Assist with maintenance and housekeeping at HPG facility.
  • Responsible for building security and facility upkeep.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Previous experience translating highly sought.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in an administrative support function.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Japanese/English translation skills (written and verbal) preferred
  • Familiarity with motorcycles, cars, testing or racing is a plus
  • Knowledge of quality standards (TS & ISO)
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with SAP or similar system preferred, including inventory management systems.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Up to 10% travel

Sumitomo Rubber USA LLC offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply at

EOE M/F/Disabled/Veterans, Sumitomo Rubber, USA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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