FES & Productivity Manager - OPE14845

Function: Operations
Localization: United States - Indiana - Columbus
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 6th August 2018
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Our Clean Mobility division is looking for a FES (Faurecia Excellence System) and Productivity Manager for its light vehicle manufacturing site in Columbus, IN.
The FES &P Manager reports to the Deputy Plant Manager and liaises with Division Senior FES & P Managers to ensure their knowledge of Group Standards and best practices is developed. The main missions of the role are to:

1.    At Plant level, provide FES expertise and coaching (HSE, Quality, EE, PC&L and Production system) based on 11 lean manufacturing principles to contribute to achieve operational business targets


·         Contribute to the definition of the Plant Improvement Plan to achieve the budget

·         Lead construction and follow up of the FES deployment plan, to support the Plant Improvement Plan (PIP) execution.

·         Ensure understanding at plant level of 18 FES KPIs and the link with P&L results to properly prioritize the FES plan.

·      Provide, according to the needs, FES knowledge and skills to the plant team through training and coaching.

·      Contribute to the application and /respect of FES Principles in Programs from design stage (lean process design, MIFD, validation of Equipment design, cardboard workshop activities, Standardized Work ,OHP, process layout, packaging, etc..).

·      Be an active change agent within his site, by cultivating an FES mind-set / Lean Manufacturing Concept.


2.    Accountable for the Plant MOD cost budget construction & achievement, through efficient “MOD cost management” & “MOD cost improvement plan”.

·         MOD Cost Management at Plant level:

o   Ensure routing and coefficient data management methodology is correctly applied and respected, for direct standard and actual Labor cost accuracy.

o   Contribute to MOD budget construction by assuring the total DL cost breakdown is based on DLE, DLP and productivity plan.

o   Ensure DLE/DLP tracking process linked with the DL cost % results, contribute to direct labor cost gap to budget analysis and reaction plan.


·         MOD cost improvement:

o   Support SW construction and adherence, development of OHP (primarily GL and Supervisor role and routines), as the main foundations to achieve high levels of operational performance.

o   Support the implementation of  FES improvement tools for production reliability, change over Standards (flexibility), reduction of Line stoppages , Line balancing,  and overall MOD efficiency

o   Ensure identification of MOD “Productivity Potential, validate and animate with all managers their own Productivity Action Plan to achieve DL cost target.

o   Contribute to the lead time reduction though the implementation of continuous flow, layout optimization, pull-system and speed up flows by coaching and/or leading FES/Lean principles workshops. 


3.    Animate the FES network within his plant as well as participate in the division network

·         Liaise with Division FES Network to ensure knowledge of Group Standards and best practices.

·         Manage plant FES network through meetings, trainings, projects, sharing best practices

·         Propose and promote best practices within the Division (FES Network)

·         Participate in Division level workshops to test and/or improve new” lean concept” or advanced tools

The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Minimum 3 years of managerial experience (UAP / PC&L / Quality Manager…)
  • Recommended 3 years of working experience within a production environment (e.g. Engineer, Supervisor, Manager level or equivalent)
  • Recognized experience and ability to improve processes and KPI's within a plant using FES principles
  • Previous plant launch experience and previous management experience is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree

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