Program Manager (m/f) - PRO23295

Function: Program Management
Localization: Portugal - Aveiro - São João da Madeira
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 20th February 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 Comfort & Trim System Division is looking for a Program Manager for its site based in São João de Madeira (Portugal)
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,
  • Meet financial targets (Operating Income, cash, Internal Rate of Return, Upfronts…)
  • Ensure 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:

  • Secure staffing of  the whole Core Team from the functions, in due 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.
  • Arbitrate top issues internally or externally within the program,
  • 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:


  • Master's degree in engineering or in business administration


Experience :

  • Experience in Engineering or Quality or Purchasing or Manufacturing in Automotive sector (car manufacturer/Tier)

  • Demonstrate product and process engineer experience

  • Team management experience

  • Experience in budget control and profit enhancement

  • Seniority (inside or outside Faurecia)

  • Program manager: 5 years experience in the functions above.

  • Advanced program manager: 3 years-experience as a program manager

  • Senior Program Manager: 3 years-experience as Advanced program manager

  • Global Program Managers: international working experience and 3 years-experience as advanced program manager

Nice to have:

  • International experience

Technical skills:

  • Knowledge of quality tools (FMEA, design of experiment, “QRCI”/problem solving skills)

  • Finance skills (master business plan calculation)

  • Master Faurecia Program Management System (internal)

  • Program management knowledge in particularly in matrix organization (external)

  • Ability to develop strong customer relationships at senior level

  • English fluent


Behavioural skills:

  • Negotiation skills & customer orientation

  • Communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to coach, support and challenge his/her team

  • Ability to manage a team in a matrix organization using management by objectives

  • Network animation and influencing skills

  • Ability to anticipate risks

  • Accountability and transparency

  • Ability to make quick and tough decision

  • International mind set

  • Entrepreneurship mindset


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