Program Manager M/W - PRO24150

Function: Program Management
Localization: France - Franche-Comté - Bavans
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 12th November 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.
Our Emission Control Division is looking for a PROGRAM MANAGER (W/M) for its R&D center at Bavans Essential responsibilities and duties
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
The main missions of the role are:
  • 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
Minimum education level: •         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
  • International experience
Skills and competencies
Technical skills:
  • 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
  • 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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