Plant Program Team Leader - International Assignment, VIE - OPE15827

Function: Operations
Localization: Portugal - Braganza - Bragança
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 4th January 2019

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 Faurecia Clean Mobility Business Group – Europe Division is looking for a VIE Plant Program Team Leader m/f for its plant in Braganca - Portugal.


Please note that applications submitted in French cannot be considered by our non-French speaking teams in our plants worldwide. Only applications submitted in English will be considered.

Overall responsibilities and duties:

  • He/she is responsible for all the manufacturing aspects of the Program in his/her plant. His/her mission last from the program award (end of phase 1) until Start Of Production + 6 months.

The main missions of the role are:


Team Management

  • Coordinate work package tasks and ensure their accomplishment;
  • In agreement with the program manager, support technical interface with the customer and the suppliers;
  • According to the Project Management System, define and transfer the program information to the required plant launch team (workload, competencies and profiles) and coordinate its activities, Act as the interface between the Program Manufacturing Leader and the plant;  

Product interface (manufacturability)

  • Prototype
  • Check know-how availability in plant according to requirements;
  • Analyze industrial and technical tasks during prototype build (involving operators from production plant);
  • Implement all changes related to production system and/or related to the product (as of Engineering Change Management); 

Production System Development


  • Study, develop in detail, validate, release and set-up the complete Production System of the program in the plant: equipment and tool interfaces, layout, process flow charts, material and information flow diagram in accordance with the Group standards and program objectives;
  • Make or buy:
  • Prepare the "make" input of the matrix  for all remaining components (including subcontracting);
  • Evaluate at plant locations subcontracting possibilities;
  • Coordinate installation and launch of all production equipment and tooling, assuring the HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) standards compliance; 

Production launch


  • Manage the Production Part Approval Process in the plant (including Mass Production Trial and Extended Mass Production Trial);
  • Manage the production launch in the plant;
  • Support the Production Ramp-up; 

Targets and reporting


  • Achieve all manufacturing program objectives in the plant (Quality ,Costs, Delivery, Performance) such as Process and Machine Capabilities, Scrap rate, CAPEX, Amortized costs, Added value, Logistics costs, Gross Margin;
  • Apply program Management System and Engineering Change Management and Faurecia tools and standards;
  • Ensure that manufacturing milestones are passed successfully and on time;
  • Report on a monthly base the progress of his activity
  • Report all manufacturing risks analysis and their associated action plans and opportunities; 

The length of the VIE is 12 months (renewable once up to 24 months).


The V.I.E., an international young graduate program, enables young professionals who are less than 28 and European Union nationals to work for a French company in any country of the world. Becoming part of this program means going abroad to carry out a professional assignment for up to 24 months whilst benefiting from social care coverage and an interesting salary which depends on the host country. Business France, the French agency for international business development, is in charge of all the administrative procedures of your assignment. For further information, please visit the following link: and








The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Minimum education level: Master’s Degree in engineering
  • First experience in production area in industrialization
  • Knowledge Project Management
  • Proven technical skills on product and process
  • Knowledge in program finance (costing, P&L, investments)
  • Fluent in English
  • Excel, CAD, SAP knowledge is appreciated

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