Program Manager (M/F) - PRO23102

Function: Program Management
Localization: France - Ile de France - Etampes
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 19th November 2017
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.
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Our Europe Division is looking for a Program Manager for Iran Renault Programs for its TechCenter based in Etampes (91). The position will be based in Brieres (18 months) then in Iran (18 months).
From program award until handover to production site, the program manager has the overall responsibility of the program in all aspects:
  • Lead program team as functional manager, with an entrepreneurial mindset,
  • Achieve financial targets (Operating Income, cash, Internal Rate of Return, Upfronts…)
  • Secure the customer satisfaction (timing, quality, costs, product performance…)
  • Plan and execute all activities which contribute to program success
  • Ensure compliance code of ethics and code of management and escalate non-compliance items according to guidelines
  • Protect Faurecia interests and image
(S)he has to:
  • Be accountable for the entire performance of the program
  • Secure staffing of the whole Core Team from the functions, in due time. Insure that bandwidth is in place, with the right level of skills-set and on time.
  • Build and monitor Master Schedule
  • Achieve program targets through development & deployment of program  roadmaps and cascade program objectives and assignments to team members
  • Use Business Plan to monitor permanently convergence to financial expectations
  • Manage the core team and ensure cooperation with the functions and the plant(s),
  • Apply Program Management System (with successful and on time achievement of work packages, mandatory deliverables and key program milestones)
  • Identify risks and opportunities. Ensure risk management and alert process.
  • Take decisions, arbitrate top issues internally or externally within the program team,
  • Act as official Faurecia Program representative towards the customer to support its expectations while preserving company from risk exposure (like Engineering Change, planning…)
  • Support or take the lead of commercial negotiations for contract evolutions
  • Communicate and report relevant program status to secure proper management support on program issues
  • Ensure that program experience is capitalized in knowledge management to improve future programs’ performance
The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Engineer degree, ideally specialized in mecanics
  • Minimum 5-7 years of job experience (in an industrial environment and/or with product experience a plus)
  • Minimum 3-5 years of project experience (ideally within Faurecia)
  • Results orientation
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Conflict management skills : ability to prevent and solve conflicts
  • Ability to work in a matrixed organisation
  • Good knowledge of PMS-Process
  • Good knowledge of Program standards, tools and methods
  • Fluent in English and in the customer language
  • Ability to establish, develop, lead and unite a team
  • Strong financial knowledge (incl. building and following a Business Plan)
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Strategic and analytic capabilities
  • Planning and organizing abilities

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