Function: Program Management
Localization: Germany - Bavaria - Augsburg
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 30th October 2018
Founded in 1997, Faurecia has grown to become a major player in the global automotive industry. With 290 sites including 30 R&D centers and 109,000 employees in 35 countries, Faurecia is now a global leader in its three areas of business: automotive seating, interior systems and clean mobility. Faurecia has focused its technology strategy on providing solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. In 2017, the Group posted total sales of €20.2 billion and value-added sales of €17.0 billion. Faurecia is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is a component of the CAC Next 20 index. For more information, please visit
Faurecia Ultra Lightweight Structures and Battery Powercase Systems, a business unit of Faurecia Clean Mobility (FCM), is involved in the design and the production of structural car body parts, openings and trim parts out of multi-material composites (fiber reinforced thermosets and thermoplastics, hybrid metal-composite parts etc.) and their components. It is also actively working on the development of battery packs to prepare the future of mobility. Its research center is located in Saint-Malo, France.

Our Light Weight and Battery Systems Business Unit is looking for a (Senior) Program Manager for its R&D Center in Augsburg - GERMANY.
Purpose of the job :
From innovation activity, acquisition phase of the program until end of production phase, the UltraLightWeight (senior) program manager has the overall responsibility of the program in all aspects.
He/she is the guarantor of customer satisfaction in conjunction with the achievement of program Quality, Cost and Delivery objectives, while ensuring profitability throughout the entire program lifecycle. The main missions of the role are to:
  • Launch and monitor the Program in term of Business Plan, Program reviews and Budget Reports.
  • Develop and manage strong relationships with the customer as the official Faurecia representative.
  • Liaise with the Program Controller, build the initial Business Plan, define the Program investment scheme and take economical responsibility to meet the agreed financial targets (OI, cash, IRR, …)
  • Build, manage and co-ordinate as functional manager the program team (Sales, Controlling, Purchasing, Quality, Production, Supply Chain, Product&Process engineering), with an entrepreneurial and agile mindset.
  • Create a "Program Management culture" by ensuring processes defined in the Faurecia Program Management System are applied at all steps, and by developing synergies between all actors involved in the program.
  • Arbitrate conflicts with the customer on financial and/or technical issues and conduct Risk/Opportunity analyses
  • Support the value added creation of Faurecia battery system portfolio towards our customers in differentiation to the market competition
  • Ensure compliance code of ethics and code of management and escalate non-compliance items according to guidelines
  • Master Faurecia Program Management System (internal)
  • Protect Faurecia interests and image
  • Candidate Profile:
    The ideal candidate will have/be:
    • Master's degree, ideally in engineering
    • Minimum 4-7 years of job experience (in an industrial environment and/or with automotive experience a plus)
    • Minimum 3-5 years of project experience in UltraLightWeight development
    • Fluent in German and English
    • Results orientation mindset and strong communication and negotiation skills
    • Strong financial knowledge (incl. building and following a Business Plan)
    • Conflict management skills: ability to prevent and solve conflicts
    • Planning and organizing abilities
    • Ability to establish, develop, lead and unite a team

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