PC&L Program Leader (m/f) - PRO22811

Function: Production Control & Logistics
Localization: Portugal - Viseu - Nelas
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 1st February 2018
"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 Europe Seating Division is looking for a PC&L Program Leader (m/f) based in Nelas, Portugal. 

Essential responsibilities and duties

The mission of the PC&L Program Leader is to organize the logistics, coordinate the data processing related to the projects and to respect the pre-established budgets to support Plants and PC&L Managers in achieving their budget and objectives in term of costs, inventories and customer service.

The role of a Program Logistics Leader:


  • Define the Logistics diagrams

  • Develop the Logistics hypotheses (material flow diagram and preliminary data processing)

  • Validate the hypothesis of Logistics costing

  • Integrate the strategy mid-term with the impacts on logistics, production

  • Be the primary contact for the customer regarding the logistics of the project

  • Participate in the project review meetings

  • Define the storage requirements

  • Control the implementation of the logistics means

  • Study the logistics costs  associated with the processes

  • Develop the packaging prototypes with our suppliers

  • Define the specifications of the preliminary packaging for mass production

  • Prepare the specifications for the Purchasing Department

  • When required, organize on-site operational support to plants to manage critical supply situations

  • Contribute to knowledge sharing and best practices cross-fertilization by being an active member of the Value-Chain Network.

  • Support plant implementation of PC&L methods and tools ( JNI, 7IB, 7DB, LISA NG, Cycle Counting, POD System Usage, etc)

  • Provide plant with PC&L standards: Material Information Flow Analysis (MIFA), Milk run, leveling, etc.

  • Communicate Improvement initiatives: train and coach plant employees when necessary and carry out progress workshops in accordance with the plant PC&L manager.

  • Identify best practices.

  • Interface with all appropriate Faurecia Program Management, Engineering, Launch and Plant personnel to proactively manage relevant items, contain costs, ensure Customer and Faurecia timelines/milestones are met, supplier and plant issues addressed

  • Track assigned programs, highlight bottlenecks, timing issues, cost concerns, inefficiencies,  customer requirements

  • Provide improvement recommendations, and champion implementing approved recommendations

  • Highlight and advise Management regarding issues affecting Program Success

  • Provide program team with all Faurecia and customer required documentation

  • Develop logistics, perform freight analysis, interface with carriers, resolve carrier issues

  • Develop packaging requirements, quotes, allocate containers as needed, resolve packaging issues


Deliverables, Performance Indicators:

  • PMS Management ( OTD, FM)

  • Logistics costs (Transport, Warehousing, Direct/Indirect Labor, …)

Experience/ Skills and competencies:

  • Master's degree

  • Multi-functional & Multi-cultural communication, foreign experience a plus

  • Fluent English language knowledge: written and spoken

  • Experience in an industrial plant environment  ( 2 to 5 years)

  • Knowledge of the logistics systems, ability to analyze data

  • Network animation, coaching and influencing/persuasion skills

  • Developed communication skills, ability to negotiate mainly internally and often at higher levels

  • Continuous improvement mind-set

  • Ability to master change

  • Customer and Business understanding: ability to understand and manage the different customer requirements and work within a matrix environment 

  • Autonomy / Leadership / Team spirit / Autonomy / Openness to new ideas / Priorities management

  • Ability to design and deliver trainings

  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively (>75%)


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