Deputy Program Manager (m/f) - OPE14838

Function: Operations
Localization: Portugal - Aveiro - São João da Madeira
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 16th April 2018

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."

Our Frames Division is looking for a Deputy Program Manager for its site based in São João de Madeira (Portugal)

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 mission 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 the ECM routines & documentation

The ideal candidate will have/be:


Education: Master’s degree in engineering or in business administration 




Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience in an industrial environment or product development


Technical skills:

  • Knowledge of quality tools (FMEA, design of experiment, “QRCI”/problem solving skills)
  • Finance skills (master business plan calculation)
  • Master Faurecia Program Management System (internal) or
  • Program management knowledge in particularly in matrix organization (external)
  • English fluent


Behavioural skills:


  • 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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