Program Director - PRO23666

Function: Program Management
Localization: United States - Indiana - Columbus
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 8th May 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 Program Director located at our Clean Mobility Crossroads office in Columbus, Indiana.



Purpose of the job :


The Program Director is responsible for managing hierarchically or functionally several Program Managers within a given Customer Business Unit or Division/Region of a Business Group.

He/she is responsible for Program Portfolio performance and the corresponding objectives from program award until handover to production site by applying Faurecia standard Program processes and Program governance rules.



 (S)he has to :

  • Ensure the Faurecia standardized Program Management System (PMS) is followed in each program
  • Lead program reviews at the CBU or Division/Region level, and contribute to preparing reviews carried out at the Business Group level
  • Manage and measure each program's performance and results: identify deficiencies, develop and implement action plans
  • Represent all Programs under his/her responsibility with customers, suppliers and Faurecia entities.
  • Ensure the transfer of know-how between his/her programs and other CBU or Divisions/regions of the Business Group.
  • Actively support the evolution of the PMS, and guarantee its implementation throughout his/her perimeter.
  • Provide operational support for Programs within his/her perimeter whenever necessary.
  • Act as a coach for all Program Managers under his/her responsibility.
  • Co-ordinate and ensure program related reporting to the Group and the Business Group.
  • Ensure and plan Core Program team staffing after award with the functions responsible, appoint new Program Managers with HR organization and BG Team (Program VP)
  • Manage the Program Managers within the division / Platform:
    • Define their objectives according to Faurecia rules

    • Act as a coach and assess them.

    • Ensure their career development in relation with HR network

    • Support the Program Managers in the escalation process and especially towards functions Management

  • Support program acquisition activities for his/her perimeter
  • Ensure that program experience is capitalized in knowledge management to improve future programs’ performance and deploy the Lesson learned to all his perimeter.
  • Anticipate risks and opportunities. Ensure risk management and alert process.

The ideal candidate will have/be:



  • Master's degree in engineering or in business administration



  • Team management in matrix organization
  • Experience with customer organization
  • Minimum 9 years of work experience, with :
  • at least 6 years of successfully managing one or several programs (ideally within Faurecia)

  • Experience in an industrial environment and/or product experience a plus


Technical skills:

  • Good knowledge of a Program Management System (i.e. standards, tools, methods, etc...)
  • Strong financial knowledge (including building and following a Business Plan)
  • Fluent English required


Behavioral skills:

  • Ability to establish, develop, lead and coach a team
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization
  • Results orientation
  • Strong communication, negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Strategic, analytic and problem solving capabilities
  • Planning and organizing abilities
  • Entrepreneurship mind-set
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.

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