Deputy Program Manager - International Assignment, VIE - PRO22991

Function: Program Management
Localization: Portugal - Aveiro - São João da Madeira
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 10th October 2017

Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer




"Technical Perfection and automotive passion" is what defines Faurecia. We design, engineer and provide the best in technology, systems and services for automobile makers in every major market on all five continents. If you share our ambition for technical perfection and our passion for all things automotive, Faurecia has a career for you.



"Faurecia, a driving force…for your professional growth."






The Deputy Program Manager assists the Program Manager to successfully manage a new program(s) from customer inception through production launch. He/She assists in following the appropriate management system(s), which help ensure that all required program launch activities and quality planning activities take place during the development of the new and existing program(s).


The main missions of the role are to:


Interact with Core and APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) Team members to establish and support program goals.

  • Build the project plan in order to track important mile stones and budget information
  • Coordinate all the program activities, set up and follow program master schedule (design, validation, industrialization), inform about deviations and propose action plans
  • Support Program Manager(s) in the following areas:
    • Liaise between departments to ensure all financial, engineering, and quality needs are addresse
    • Gain knowledge of Risk/opportunity analyses by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate action plans
    • Assist in ensuring all cross-functional program teams understand their objectives and assignments
    • Assist in organization of communications throughout the program lifecycle
    • Assist in transition from development centre to production plant
  •  Manage program documentation
  • Contribute to meeting preparation with clients on the economic, timing and technical fields
  • Understand business systems and assists in applying them to the program(s) 

The length of the VIE is 12 months. 


The V.I.E., an international young graduate program, enables young professionals who are less than 28 and European Union nationals to work for a French company in any country of the world. Becoming part of this program means going abroad to carry out a professional assignment for up to 24 months whilst benefiting from social care coverage and an interesting salary which depends on the host country. Business France, the French agency for international business development, is in charge of all the administrative procedures of your assignment. For further information, please visit the following link:



The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Master Degree in Engineering
  • Prior project oriented experience
  • Proficiency in office computer software programs
  • International mind set
  • Fluent English required 
  • Strong relationship skills (tenacity, tact and diplomacy) 

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