FES & Productivity Manager - OPE15702

Function: Operations
Localization: United States - Mississippi - Madison
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 13th November 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 North American Seating Division is looking for a FES (Faurecia Excellence System) and Productivity Manager for its assembly plant located in Madison, Mississippi.
 
The FES & P Manager reports to the Plant Manager and liaises with Division Senior FES Specialists to ensure their knowledge of Group Standards and best practices is developed. The main missions of the role are to:
  • Essential responsibilities and duties
    The mission FES&P Plant manager is to maximize plant performance and profitability with accountability on direct labor by strict application of the FES operating principles.
    The role can be summarized in three parts,
    1. At Plant level, provide FES expertise and coaching (Health, Safety, Environment, Quality, Employee Empowerment, Production Control &Logistics and Production system) based on 11 lean manufacturing principles to contribute to achieve operational business targets.
    2. Accountable for the Plant labor cost budget construction & achievement, through efficient “cost of labor management” & “cost of labor improvement plan”.
    3. Animate the FES network within the plant as well as participate to the Division network
       
      The main missions of the role are:
       
    4. At Plant level, provide FES expertise and coaching (HSE, Quality, Employee Empowerment, Production Control & Logistics 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 key performance indicators and the link with Profit & Loss 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, Material Information Flow Diagram, validation of Equipment design, cardboard workshop activities, Standardized Work ,shop floor labor structure, process layout, packaging, etc..).
      • Be an active change agent within the site, by cultivating an FES mind-set / Lean Manufacturing Concept.
         
    1. Accountable for the Plant manning cost budget construction & achievement, through efficient “labor cost management” & “labor cost improvement plan”.
    • Labor Cost Management at Plant level:
      • Ensure routing and coefficient data management methodology is correctly applied and respected, for direct standard and actual Labor cost accuracy.
      • Contribute to manning budget construction by assuring the total direct labor cost breakdown is based on direct labor efficiency, direct labor productivity.
      • Ensure Direct Labor Efficiency/Direct Labor Productivity tracking process linked with the Direct Labor cost % results, contribute to direct labor cost gap to budget analysis and reaction plan.
         
    • Direct labor cost improvement:
      • Support Standard Work construction and adherence, development of shop floor organization (primarily team leaders and supervisor role and routines), as the main foundations to achieve high levels of operational performance.
      • Support the implementation of  FES improvement tools for production reliability, change over Standards (flexibility), reduction of Line stoppages , Line balancing,  and overall labor efficiency
      • Ensure identification of labor “Productivity Potential, validate and animate with all managers their own Productivity Action Plan to achieve direct labor cost target.
      • 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. 
         
    1. 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
Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have/be:
Minimum education level:  Bachelor degree in Business or Engineering
Experience:
  • Minimum 3 years of managerial experience (Production / Production Control and Logistics / 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 key performance indicators within a plant using FES principles
  • Previous plant launch experience and previous management experience is a plus
     
    Skills and competencies
  • Network animation, coaching and influencing/persuasion skills
  • Ability to train and coach within all levels of the plant
  • Continuous improvement mind set
  • Ability to master change
  • Understand basic P&L and  operational levers
  • Fluent English language knowledge: written and spoken
  • Problem Diagnosis and analytic skills to understand contexts and define/support the definition of action plans

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