Program Manager - PRO23886

Function: Program Management
Localization: United States - California - Cupertino
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 2nd October 2018
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"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 Interior Systems Division is looking for a Program Manager for its Customer Center at Sunnyvale, CA.
The Program Manager is responsible to achieve the Program objectives (Time, cost, quality, performance) in conjunction with Customer satisfaction. He/She leads all aspects of the program, from award until 4-6 months post Start of Production.
The Program Manager should act as a role model in the organization by demonstrating Entrepreneurship, Autonomy and Accountability.
The main missions of the role are to: 
  • Develop strong relationships with the customer and manage the ongoing negotiations as the official Faurecia representative.
  • If relevant, in Acquisition phase, prepare the Program Business Plan with Controlling, and submit to management for approval.
  • Identify staffing needs and functionally manage program team (Sales, Controlling, Purchasing, Quality, Product Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations).
  • Cascade program objectives to team members' individual objectives and assignments.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining program planning.
  • Ensure timeliness of task & deliverables completion.
  • Respect program budget & meet or exceed profitability targets.
  • Establish proper team work coordination (Program, plant, suppliers and customer).
  • Control program scope change (Time, cost, quality, performance).
  • Organize regular program meetings throughout visual charts, facts and data.
  • Conduct Risk/Opportunity analysis, mitigation and alert process.
  • Arbitrate any issues internally or externally within the program scope.
  • Set-up Production in accordance with Faurecia & customer requirements to prepare for a non-event Start of Production in the plant.
  • Apply the Faurecia Program Management System standards, tools and guidelines in a rigorous manner.
  • Report regularly on program progress status to the stakeholders.
  • Capture & share lessons learned.
Knowledge / Skills:
  • Results oriented.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Conflict management skills: ability to prevent and solve conflicts.
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization.
  • Strong knowledge of Program standards, tools and methods.
  • Fluent in English and in the customer language.
  • Ability to establish, develop, lead and unite a team.
  • Strong financial knowledge (P&L, Cash flow).
  • Problem solving techniques approach.
  • Strategic and analytic capabilities.
  • Planning and organizational abilities.
Education / Experience:
  • Master’s degree, ideally in engineering.
  • Minimum 4-7 years of job experience (in an industrial environment and/or with product experience a plus).
  • Minimum 3-5 years of project experience (ideally within Faurecia).
  • Manufacturing experience is recommended.

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