Program Director - PRO24290

Function: Program Management
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 4th December 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." 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 Interiors Division is looking for a Program Director to be based at our Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

The Program Director is responsible for program management and execution of OEM programs.

Job scope includes strong manufacturing / plant interaction, overall financial responsibility and ensuring customer satisfaction.




  • Direct responsibility for program management activities across OEM platforms including acquisition, development, serial life phase.
  • Ensures financial results as defined in the RFQA.
  • Coordinates staffing requirements for the programs in conjunction with department heads.
  • Functional and administrative responsibility for program managers.
  • Implementation and follow-up of the Faurecia Program Management System
  • Leads the program review and program committee meetings.
  • Interacts with industrial pilots and plant managers.
  • Ensures support requirements are met during launch phase at the plant location.
  • The supervisory responsibilities include interviewing and hiring new employees, conducting performance reviews, planning and directing work, disciplining employees, motivating and educating subordinates, guiding and supporting employees in their professional development and other leadership responsibilities.
  • All program-related duties need to be accomplished within the requirements of the Faurecia Program Management System.
  • Steering of program launches along the  PMS FIS launch guidelines
  • Ensure  deployment of Engineering change process as per FIS standard in programs
  • Fostering of continuous improvement across all tools and processes used by FIS
  • Monitor and deliver VA_VE productivity in the serial life programs
  • Define  and cascade program objectives throughout  core teams,
  • Management of program dashboard  performance along the Business Group profitability objectives
  • Manage handover of the program to the plants while delivering the profitability committed of business plan.
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management
  • The Program Director shall demonstrate leadership and commitment with respect to the environmental management system according to the NAO environmental policy and ISO 14001:2015
Knowledge / Skills:


  • The performance needs to be in accordance with the Faurecia core, manager and director competencies.
  • Strong ability to communicate efficiently with all levels of management, co-workers and subordinates.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and build effective teams is required.
  • 2nd language is a major asset (Spanish, German or French).
  • Strong Negotiation skills.
  • Management of cross functional teams in a matrix organization.


Education / Experience:


  • BA/BS in Engineering or Business, MBA is preferred.
  • A minimum of 15 years automotive tier 1 / OEM experience is suggested.
  • Manufacturing experience is recommended.


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