Program Controller Automotive VW (m/f) - FIN15653

Function: Finance
Localization: Germany - Lower Saxony - Peine
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 15th January 2019
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 Interior Systems Business Group is looking for a Program Controller (m/f) for its VW customer division at its Engineering Center in Peine.
The Program Controller is responsible of financial aspects for one or several programs. He ensures the data reliability in line with process and finance program golden rules, and the optimization of the programs' profitability and cash. The main missions of the role are to :
  • Ensure program controlling procedures and Golden Rules compliance
      • Ensure program controlling procedure mandatory implementation
      • Alert line manager & functionnal manager in case of discrepancies
      • Check material rates & exchange rate alignment with Budget
      • Check Plant PMT/Bugdet P&L alignment with Program BP P&L
      • Check ECR/ECO cost incorporation in product/upfront cost
      • Check Inflation (Labor, others…) hypothesis compliance vs PMT….
  • Secure business plan and customer (offer & LOI) /supplier contractual offer consistency
      • Secure BP consistency with payment terms/amount for Tooling, D&D,Piece price, Raw mat update, Volume update, Exchange Rate….
      • Secure LTA hypothesis in supplier and customer contract
      • Secure Legal & Tax (VAT,….) applicable conditions for toolings
  • Support, under program manager authority, selected profitability improvement action
      • Support fully the Program Manager in all financial impacts investigations to help driving the program profitability towards target
      • Provide Make or Buy financial analysis
      • Participate in the sourcing committee
      • Provide ECR/ECO full cost view & propose financial driven potential selling price
  • Highlight Program Cash status and provide recommandation to the management

      • Monitor Program Cash Curve at any time & communicate it towards Core team
      • Propose action plan in order to achive cash Target
      • Challenge Upfront level in terms of cost as well as payment method
  • Provide and secure R&D controlling inputs
  • Lead costing team activities and secure business plan update processes in time
  • Provide program financial communication towards core team, management and plants involved
  • Transfer gradually business plancost data source to plants from Gate 2


The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Business School or Engineering background with a Finance degree or Masters Degree in Finance
  • Minimum 2/3 years experience as a controller in an industrial environment
  • Ability to provide qualitative and reliable information and to work on a project management basis
  • Ability to manage uncertainty; demonstrated good communication skills and autonomy
  • Fluent in 2 languages including English

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