Director of Operations - OPE15044

Function: Operations
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 11th April 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 Interiors division is looking for U.S Operations Director to be based at our Auburn Hills, MI location.
The role of the Operations Director is to manage a plant or group of plants belonging to his/her Division,. The main missions are to:
  • Manage Plant Managers and other direct reports
  • Ensure smooth inbound and outbound information flows
  • Support Plant Managers in achieving customer satisfaction
  • Drive the Quality, Cost, Delivery and People (QCDP) performance and the corresponding budgets in the plants of which he/she is in charge
  • Be actively engaged in the Business Group industrial strategy, and in the corresponding budgets and investments
  • Optimise assets utilization across plants and make sure contingency plans exist for all plants
  • Ensure the manufacturing readiness for all programs
  • Together with the Purchasing function, support Plants Managers in achieving superiour external supplier performance
  • Drive the implementation of the Faurecia Excellence System in the plants and drive plant improvement networks 
  • Support Plant Managers in achieving Health, Safety&Environment results
  • Develop future Faurecia experts and managers

The candidate will have/be:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or related field
  • 7+ years of managerial experience of production management experience
  • Experience and ability to improve processes and KPI's within a plant using lean manufacturing principles
  • Previous plant launch experience and previous management experience

Skills and competencies:

  • Ability to coach, influence and network within a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to train and coach within all levels of the plant
  • Continuous improvement mind set
  • Analytic skills to understand contexts and define/support the definition of action plans

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