Deputy Program Manager - International Assignment, VIE - PRO23895

Function: Program Management
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 12th July 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 Business Group – North America Operations (NAO) Division is looking for a VIE Deputy Program Manager M/F in its Auburn Hills, Michigan location. 


Please note that applications submitted in French cannot be considered by our non-French speaking teams in our plants worldwide. Only applications submitted in English will be considered.

Main Purpose of the Job:


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).



Main Duties/Activities: 


  • 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)
  • Liaise between departments to ensure all financial, engineering, and quality needs are addressed
  • 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 center 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 18 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: and

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Master's degree in Engineering

  • Prior project oriented experience

  • Proficiency in office computer software programs

  • International mind set

  • Minimum bi-lingual (English required)

  • Strong relationship skills (tenacity, tact and diplomacy)

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