Deputy Program Manager - International Assignment, VIE - PRO23382

Function: Program Management
Localization: Portugal - Aveiro - São João da Madeira
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 12th January 2018

Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer


"New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.”

Our Faurecia Automotive Seating - Frames Division is looking for a VIE Deputy Program Manager m/f for its site in Sao Joao Da Madeira, PR.



As a core team member the Deputy Program Manager is assisting the Advanced or Senior or Global Program Manager in their activities, from Program award until handover to productions site. Overall responsibility for the program stays with the Program Manager assigned (either Advanced, Senior or Global).



The main missions of the role are:


  • Establish the Program scheduling and its follow up
  • Collect the Program documentation (Business Plan, Risks & Opportunities analysis, Program Dashboard, PLR (Program Launch Report), Launch Tracking Performance Report, and KPI indicators) for the Program Manager and conducts review meeting on these topics when necessary
  • Ensure the regular update of  this documentation
  • Support the Program Controller in the construction of the Initial Business Plan
  • Manage specific internal topics upon request from the Program Manager (such as Prototype development and delivery)
  • Ensure processes defined in the Faurecia Program Management System (PMS) are applied at all steps
  • Organise documentation to ensure Program continuity and to contribute to knowledge management
  • Ensure the compliance of Programs with Customer Quality systems, HSE, Safety and Regulation standards
  • Assistant in the program review meetings (daily or weekly)
  • Support routines & documentation


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
  • Fluent in english
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix organisation
  • Strong planning and organizing skills
  • Accountability and transparency
  • International mindset

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