Platform Manager - PRO23630

Function: Program Management
Localization: United States - Michigan - Southfield
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 6th June 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 Faurecia Clean Mobility Division is looking for a Platform Manager for our Fiat Chrysler Automotive customer business unit at our Southfield, MI location.
 
Job summary:
From pre-acquisition until end of life, the Platform Manager is responsible for monitoring the platform P&L and developing actions accordingly. He/She is responsible for the annual budget and strategic planning for the platform and for platform inputs to manufacturing, purchasing, and engineering budgets (cost drivers that impact P&L).
 
Essential tasks and responsibilities:
 
The main missions of the role are to:
 
Strategic Planning
o Future scenario envisioning
o Oversee customer intimacy at platform level
o Own joint technology roadmap with customer by platform and drive innovation with customer
o Understand the evolution of market pricing and targets for the platform
o Look for new business opportunities
 
Pre-acquisition & Acquisition phase
o Lead value proposition alignment with FECT
o Identify pre-development projects & achieve co-development with OEM
o Lead and execute acquisition strategy for the platform
 
Development
o Ensure customer satisfaction (timing, quality, costs, product performance)
o Ensure flawless execution, support Program Managers as required
o Oversee regular program reviews internally & externally
o Lead alignment of programs within the OEM platforms
o Realize P&L variance analysis and drive action plans accordingly
o Solve existing OEM needs (VAVE, warranty, program execution, etc)
 
Serial life and past model service through end-of-life
o Support customer satisfaction plan
o Responsible for platform level squeeze, R&D P&L, platform P&L, and cash (Net R&D Assets & PDR)
o Oversee the transition from end-of-production into past-model-service
o Oversee end-of-life of programs
 
Team development
o Responsible for leading and coaching program managers assigned to the platform

Candidate profile

 

The ideal candidate will have/be:

o Master’s degree in engineering or Business Administration

o 5-7 years of Faurecia program management or business management experience with direct OEM contact

o Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.

o Strong People management and communication skills

o Strong sales and technical skills

o Network animation and capability to create partnerships internally & externally

o Priority setting, and ability to make quick and tough decision

o Entrepreneurial and international mindset

o Strong work ethic

o Financial acumen

 

Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.

 

 

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