Program Management Core Systems Intern - PRO24018

Function: Program Management
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Internship
Publication date: 24th July 2018
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"Technical Perfection and automotive passion" 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 Management Intern for its Tech Center at Auburn Hills, MI.
The main missions of the role are to:

PMCS operations:

-Proactively anticipate and prepare all PMCS events (Program kick-off, Gate Reviews (GR), Team Validation Reviews (TVR), and Functional Milestone (FM) Reviews) together with the Program Manager / functions, and arbitrate PMS issues (properly integrated in the SLI of the program) with Regional PMCS Manager, until resolution.

-Align program Gate Review agenda with Regional PRC agenda.

-Support the Program Manager & Regional PMCS Manager for the PRC (FIS or Regional) preparation, and attend GR meetings.

-Review GR, TVR and FM submissions to ensure that the required process has been applied: timeliness, attendance, deliverables status, closing threshold and issues list.

- Need to enforce the use and update the Single List of Issues (SLI).

-Adjust PMCS guidelines to specific program criteria including program scenario, customer specific milestones, timelines and program criticality according to customer contract and SOW.

-Support Program Reviews, Financial Reviews and semester budget preparation (at Division level).

- Support PMCS Regional Manager with training and the preparation of PMCS reporting tools.


PMCS applications (PSNext and FIS Dashboard):

- Act as a support user for the deployment and daily usage of program management applications (PSNext and FIS Dashboard): Access rights, program portfolio creation, program scenario, master planning, level 1 support, integrity of information, etc.

-Represent his / her Site / Division / Region to feedback the PSNext and FIS Dashboard: new / unresolved issues, change request, etc.


- Assure and support the publication of the PMCS events reports through FIS Dashboard  applications (Gate Reviews, Team Validation Reviews, and Functional Milestone Reviews).

-Update the list of Programs (in the radar, acquisition, in development, in production, cancelled, closed or inactive).

-Assure together with Regional PMCS Manager / Program Manager that the Program Launch Report targets are properly deployed for the whole launch phase. Consolidate the applicable PLR's at the beginning of each month.

-Monthly KPI's: Month end closing and forecast of Launch Status and Time to Pass.

-Provide detailed comments on Red status programs (TTP or Launch) together with a convergence plan prepared with Regional PMCS Manager.

Lessons Learned, Continuous Improvement, and Training:

-Propose revisions for improvement and development of PMCS, related tools and training materials. Channel the Division ideas and proposal back to the PMS Network.

-Collect program Lessons Learned and propose best practices to the Regional PMCS Manager.

- Conduct PSNext Training as required.

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

Global programs situation:

For Global Programs the PMCS coordinator of the lead Division assures coordination and synergies with the other divisions (Planning, PMCS events, roadblock resolution, deliverable evidences posted in Galileo, lessons learned).

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Program Management knowledge
  • Team player with strong communication skills
  • Shall master Faurecia Program Management Core System and e-STEP applications  
  • English required
  • Pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Business Administration or equivalent

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