Program Manager - PRO23456

Function: Program Management
Localization: France - Franche-Comté - Bavans
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 31st January 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 Business Group Faurecia Clean Mobility is looking for a Program Manager for its plant to be based in Bavans, France (25).
The Program Manager is responsible for leading the program in all aspects, from program award (or "Request For Quotation Approval" [RFQA] in some cases) until 6 months after Start of Production. 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:
  • Develop strong relationships and manage the ongoing negotiations with the customer as the official Faurecia representative.
  • Prepare and submit the RFQA to Management if relevant.
  • Liaise with the Program Controller, build the initial Business Plan, define the Program investment scheme, and release investments in compliance with controlling procedures; take economical responsibility for all deviations from initial requirements.
  • Launch and monitor the Program: track progress by updating Business Plan, Program Dashboard and Budget Reports, and by leading reviews of program steps and results.
  • Staff, manage and co-ordinate a cross-functional program team (Sales, Controlling, Purchasing, Quality, Production, Supply Chain, Product & Process engineering), and define team members' objectives and assignments.
  • Conduct Risk/Opportunity analyses, and develop and implement appropriate action plans.
  • Arbitrate any conflicts with the customer on financial and/or technical issues.
  • Ensure smooth program transfer from Development Center to Production Plant.
  • Support all VA/VE and engineering change management activities
  • Manage all planning and executing of VA/VE activities
The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or related field
  • Automotive Program/Project Management experience
  • Ability to build customer intimacy
  • Knowledge of financial basics
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluent English

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