Program Manager (m/f) - PRO23612

Function: Program Management
Localization: Germany - Bavaria - Neuburg
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 7th May 2018
"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 Comfort & Trim Division is looking for a Program Manager (m/f) at Neuburg/Donau near Ingolstadt, Germany.
The Program Manager (m/f) is involved through out the entire lifecycle of a Program (usually 1- 3 years) and is wholly responsible from Program award (or "Request For Quotation Approval" [RFQA] in some cases) until 6 months after Start of Production.
The main missions of the role are to:
  • Manage the ongoing negotiations with the customer as the official Faurecia representative
  • Manage Program scope, profitability and contract
  • Manage a core team
  • Prepare and submit to Management the Request For Quotation Approval
  • Build the initial Business Plan, including the Program Investment Approval, with the Program Controller
  • Monitor the Program and track progress through a Business Plan and updates, Budget Reports, Program Reviews
  • Release investments according to the Group´s controlling procedures
  • Conduct Risk/Opportunity analysis and manage appropriate action plans
  • Ensure that "make or buy" decisions are documented and taken in due time
  • Staff the different teams appropriately
  • Manage the different teams through objective setting and the assignment of work packages
  • Organise communications through-out the project life cycle
  • Organise key Program information filling (Program files) to ensure Program continuity
  • Ensure proper Program transfer from Development Centre to Plant
  • Knowledge of current trends in Sales, Purchase, Development, Quality and Production.
The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Masters degree in engineering

  • Minimum 7 years of job experience in an industrial environment

  • Minimum 3-5 years of project experience

  • Results orientation

  • Strong written and oral communications skills

  • Ability to work in a matrix organisation

  • Good knowledge of Program Management System-Process

  • Good knowledge of Program standards, tools and methods
  • Bi/Multi-lingual (fluent in English and in German)

  • Ability to establish, develop and lead a team

  • Strong financial knowledge (incl. building and following a Business Plan)

  • Problem solving techniques

  • Strategic and analytic capabilities

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