Program Manager (M/W) - PRO23572

Function: Program Management
Localization: France - Franche-Comté - Bavans
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 10th September 2018
Essential responsibilities and duties
From program award until handover to production site, the Program Manager has the responsibility to lead the program team, with an entrepreneurial mindset, in order to:
  • 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
  • Protect Faurecia interests and image
The main missions are:
  • Secure appropriate 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…)
  • 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
Minimum Education Level: Masters degree in Engineering or in Business administration
Experience :
  • Minimum 10 years experience in Engineering  / Manufacturing and/or Production  in Automotive sector (car manufacturer/Tier)
  • Team management experience and experience in budget control and profit enhancement
    Skills and competencies :
  • Knowledge of quality tools (FMEA, design of experiment, “QRCI”/problem solving skills)
  • Finance skills (master business plan calculation)
  • Program management knowledge in particularly in matrix organization (external)
  • Ability to develop strong customer relationships at senior level
  • English fluent
  • Negotiation skills & customer orientation
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage a team in a matrix organization using management by objectives
  • Network animation and influencing skills
  • Ability to anticipate risks and make quick and tough decision
  • Accountability and transparency
  • International and entrepreneurship mindset

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